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Dena Soter-Reardon, General Manager

Since owning Virginia Beach Field Hockey, the league has continued its tradition of being an integral part of the Hampton Roads Sports community and a leader in field hockey development and training.  In 2013, it expanded into a year round program. Her community outreach efforts include putting sticks in the hands of more than 5,000 elementary students in 2012-13 through 30 free clinics (continues through the 2013-14 school year,) and scholarships into the league.  In 2013, the Virginia Beach Field Hockey Booster Club was formed to support both VB Field Hockey and the 757 Field Hockey Clubs’ efforts to assist all families by offering fundraising opportunities to support their expenses year round. Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who have volunteered and or worked in VBFH, and plan to continue as student-athletes at a collegiate level.  In 2013,  the club organization, 757 Field Hockey Club, LLC was formed outside of VBFH to foster growth, develop players to an elite level, and provide a platform of competition in our sport for athletes at a younger age.  

  • field hockey, basketball and softball, Kempsville High School
  • Club field hockey two years, Sacred Heart
  •  Studied Business and Marketing at Sacred Heart University
  •  25 years corporate experience in business development, operations, sales and marketing.
  •  Began work with VBFH 2001
  •  Assisted Regional Director USA Field Hockey Futures program Region 8 2005-2006
  •  USA Field Hockey Futures Elite Site Director Region 8 2007-2008
  • General Manager VBFH 2010-2012
  • Owner/General Manager 2012 VBFH to present
  • Owner/Director 757 FHC 2013 to present
  • Co-Dir Vault Athletics & Fitness
  • Level 1 certification USA Field Hockey

 


 

In addition to our core staff, Virginia beach Field hockey also uses many coaches in the regions schools, and from field hockey clubs to instruct in our leagues.  All coaches are field hockey experienced.  

 

 

 Meredith Raguini

As VB Field hockey's newest coaching co-director, 

The gift of patience, that is, the ability to go over things time and time again, never losing her enthusiasm is one of Meredith’s most virtuous qualities.  While she is a gifted instructor of field hockey, Meredith passes along more than just skills, she teaches children values important to the game including discipline, work ethic, conquering fear and tension, pride in being part of a team and in teammates, and establishing reachable goals.  Developing each person as a player is as important to her as teaching the player how to play.

 

  • Born in Newport Rhode Island
  • Played field hockey at Bayside High School
  • Played field hockey while attending Radford University
  • Educator at Bayside High School
  • Coach and player VB Field Hockey (10 yrs)
  • Former JV Field Hockey coach (3 years)
  • Currently Varsity Field Hockey in Virginia Beach (10 years

 


Kim Oakes

Kim’s love for teaching and education fused with her profound passion for the game create a compassionate coach who is willing to go the extra mile. She brings unmatched enthusiasm and energy as she works to create a positive learning-focused environment. Her experience as a student athlete at Old Dominion highlights passion, work ethic and individual accountability, as she emphasizes these essential qualities to her players.

 

 

  • Graduate of West Chester Henderson H.S. (PA)  in 2009
  • Played club field hockey with nationally renowned WC Eagles of Spring City, PA
  • Repeat Medalist in Pennsylvania District and State track & field championships
  • Student-Athlete field hockey, and 2013 graduate of Old Dominion University, currently pursuing MS.Ed at ODU
  • 4 time NFHCA Academic All-American
  • ODU Field Hockey 2010, 2011 CAA Champions 
  • ODU Field Hockey 2010, 2012 Elite 8
  • ODU Field Hockey 2011 Final 4
  • Harry Teagle Endowed Athletic Scholarship recipient (2012-2013)
  • VB Field Hockey and 757 Field Hockey Club coach