About Charlotte Ambush Field Hockey:

Ambush field hockey is a well known, respected, and high level club, growing the game of field hockey in Charlotte, NC. Since 2008, our main goals as a club is to grow the game in the south region, provide a positive environment for young athletes to develop athletically, socially and mentally, and promote high level coaching & playing. Ambush has developed from a small club into an elite level program coached by some of the most experienced coaches in the country. Ambush is proud to be the home of athletes ranging from 1st grade-12th!

 

At Ambush we believe in developing our young players into becoming mature athletes, whether you are familiar with the game or not, we’ve got a spot for you! Charlotte Ambush Field Hockey club is a not-for-profit organization directed by former player and current coach Miki Osherow. Osherow, a North Carolina native, was a member of the Appalachian State Field Hockey Team and has been a field hockey coach in North Carolina for 22 years. She has received honors such as Coach of the Year and USFHA Developmental Coach of the Year. Osherow started Ambush in 2008, already coaching in the area; she recognized that Charlotte had very few teams and she wanted to help grow the game. As the game evolved in the area, Osherow had a lot of players wanting to develop their game outside of the school season and she knew starting Ambush would only benefit these young players. 

 

The Ambush Staff  includes  many other experienced coaches and administrators who help provide our athletes with utmost knowledge and skill needed to perform at the elite level. As many of you have heard, Charlotte has become the new home of the USA Field Hockey Women’s National Team, providing Ambush the opportunity to watch and be coached by the best players in the country. The Women’s National Team is committed to helping Ambush with clinics, individual sessions, coaching, admin, and more! 

 

This being said, Ambush is so much more than a field hockey club. Ambush provides small groups, private lessons, college recruitment help, leadership training through our summer intern program, and lessons to become coaches and umpires. We hope you can join us as we have fun, compete, and learn the game of field hockey!

 

Link to Recent Club and Player Accomplishments:

Summer Small Groups Registration is LIVE! The sessions will be consistent throughout the week, as a club we want to give a variety of times and days to fit crazy summer schedules. Here is the link to sign up to get an unbeatable coaching experience:

Small Groups & Privates

We are so excited and wanted to formally congratulate our Charlotte Ambush athletes selected for the 2022 Nexus Championship! This will be held in Virginia beach July.

 

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Lucy Osherow

Commitment: Ohio State University
Grade Year: 2023
Position: Mid/Forward
High School: Providence Day School
Jersey Number: 12
GPA: 3.8 SAT/ACT:

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Personal Statement: 

 

Field Hockey Experience:

 

 

Academic Achievements:

 

 

krombolz

Technical Director,
U19 Program Head (outdoor)

USA Field Hockey LEVEL II Certified Coach

Started with Ambush:
2015

Three words to describe Coach Krombolz:
Grateful. Loyal. Passionate

Playing Experience:
A four-year starter at the University of Iowa, Krombolz was a 3x All-Big Ten selection, a 2x All-Region selection, and an All-American selection in 1999. In her senior campaign as team captain, she helped lead the Hawkeyes to the NCAA Final Four.

Coaching Experience:
Krombolz coached alongside Steve Jennings for the past 13 seasons at American University in Washington, D.C. (the past seven years as the Associate Head Coach). In her time at American, she helped the Eagles reach seven of the last ten NCAA Tournaments, eight consecutive Patriot League Championships, and nine straight Patriot League Regular Season Championships.

kocmond

Business Manager 
Rec League Director

USA Field Hockey LEVEL II Certified Coach

Started with Ambush:
2014
Three words to describe Coach K:
helpful, keeper, team-player
Playing Experience:
Started playing field hockey in 8th grade, after 5 years of playing club soccer. Goalkeeper. Brown University 1987-90. Ivy League and ECAC Champions 1989. All-Ivy First Team and Captain. Currently holds following records at Brown: career shutouts (19) career save percentage (.890) career GA avg (1.02) Inducted into Brown Hall of Fame 2002. Inducted into Lawrence (NJ) High School Hall of Fame 2014. Highest level of achievement: selected to Olympic Development A Camp in 1989 for U21 National Team tryouts, making her one of the top 10 goalkeepers in the nation in her age group.
Coaching Experience:
(2014) Randolph Middle School. (2015 to Present) Providence Day School JV and U12 Select/Competitive/Rec Leagues.

One of Coach Kocmond's Favorite Club Moments:
Manning the check-in table as Ambush hosted the RCCs and see field hockey take over Matthews Sportsplex.

coach kelsey

U12 Program Head

Started with Ambush:
2012

Favorite Club Moments:
Coaching the U16 team at 2013 Festival in Florida 

Playing Experience:
started playing at 10 years old
Washington Wolves Club
Quince Orchard HS - Maryland 4A State Champs 2006
Appalachian State University; 2008-2012, NFHCA National Academic Squad '08-'12, Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll '08-'12, Southern Conference Commissioner’s Medal '08-'12

Coaching Experience:
Charlotte Country Day School JV Head Coach
Myers Park High School V Assistant Coach 2016-present

snelgrove

U14 Program Head

 

Started with Ambush:
2015

Favorite Club Moments:

Trips to Virginia

Playing Experience:

4 year HS varsity starter in central PA- First team all region 2002

Messiah College 2003-2006Starter all 3 seasons I played: National Quarterfinalists 2003, National Final Four Qualifiers 2004, National Runners up 2005, NCAA All Tournament Team 2005, 3rin nation for NCAA D3 for defensive saves 2005

Coaching Experience:

Currently Head High School FH Coach at Covenant Day School- started the program in 2015.

Head FH Coach at Houghton College 2008-2010, 2011-2014

Director of Houghton College FH Camp 2014-2015

Assistant FH Coach at Robert Morris University 2007

Futures Coach 2007-2008

Coached Champions Edge FH, East Coast FH, Messiah College FH, Bloomsburg FH Camps 2008-2010

coach meesh

Assistant Director,
U16 Program Head

USA Field Hockey LEVEL II Certified Coach

 

Started with Ambush:
2010

One of Coach Meesh's Favorite Club Moments:
Seeing the U16 team accomplish great things at Disney 2014

Playing Experience:
Providence Day School 1999-2003 (All-State '02 & '03), Wake Forest University Club 2004-2006 (2 year starter)
Manager of the Wake Forest University Field Hockey Team in 2007 under Head Coach Jen Averill and Goalie Coach Christina Restivo

Coaching Experience:

Varsity Assistant Coach and Goalie Coach for...
Forsyth Country Day School (Lewisville, NC) 2005-2006
West Forsyth High School (Clemmons, NC) 2008-2010
Providence Day School (Charlotte, NC) 2011-present