Jenna Ries- Club Founder, Director of Recruiting, Club Director
Founder of Champions of Tomorrow, played field hockey for the University of Maryland and pursued her passion for field hockey and lacrosse after college through coaching. She has tenured success in both the Montgomery County Public School system and the Washington Catholic Area Conference. Ries, recognized three times as a Washington Post All-Met selection, is the first person to be named All-Met as both a player (1988) and a coach (2001, 2012). Ries led her teams to 14 division titles, eight Regional Championships, two State Championship Titles and four WCAC Championships. Ries was also an All-County Coach’s Selection for the 2012, 2006, 2001, 1999, 1998 seasons. She also coached Jackals field hockey to their first appearances in the A, B, C and D National Tournament Pools.
Leah Hunsinger- Director of U14, U12, U10
Leah is currently coaching the JV Field Hockey team at Quince Orchard High School. Before graduating from James Madison University in 2015, Leah played field hockey for two years at York College of Pennsylvania, where she received two NFHCA DIII National Academic Team Awards. Leah played field hockey and lacrosse at Quince Orchard and was a two-time field hockey State Finalist. She was a 2nd team All-County selection in 2009 and a 1st team All-County selection and All-Met Honorable Mention selection in 2010. Leah was also a member of the Jackals FH Club from 2005-2011, which yielded two National Indoor Tournament (NIT) appearances.
Alexandra is finishing up her senior year at Tufts University. A four-year starter there, she helped lead the field hockey team to a 2012 DIII National Championship. She was named an All-American selection after her senior season, as well as a three-time All-NESCAC selection, two-time All-New England selection and four-time All-Academic selection. Alexandra played field hockey and lacrosse at Quince Orchard High School and was a 1st team All-County selection in 2011 and 2012. She appeared three times at the National Futures Tournament and the Junior Olympics in 2010. Alexandra was also a member of Jackals from 2005-2012, which yielded three NIT appearances.
Came to Maryland as a greyshirt in the spring of 2012...member of the U.S. Under-19 National team and has spent time at the Olympic Training Center in California...four-year varsity starter from the Academy of the Holy Cross was named to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference First Team in each of her four years and was the 2011 WCAC Player of the Year...led Holy Cross to four straight WCAC titles and has been named All-Met by the Washington Post in 2009, 2010, 2011.
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