Brittany Vencill – Owner & Director
Brittany is the 2018 NFHS Kentucky Field Hockey Coach of the Year. She is the current head coach at duPont Manual High School where she just entered her 10th season. She was named the KFHCA Field Hockey Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2011. Brittany recently led Manual to the Apple Tournament Championship (the first ever for a JCPS school in the 47 years of the tournament being held). She also led Manual to capture their first State Championship in 2011. Since taking over at Manual she has led her team to 3 state final appearances and 8 state semifinal appearances. Her teams are consistently ranked top 10 regionally and often ranked nationally. Brittany served as an assistant coach at Louisville Collegiate School helping to lead them to back to back state final appearances in 2008 and 2009 before taking over at duPont Manual. She also has 15+ years of indoor experience, taking teams to NIT at both the U16 and U19 levels. Her U16 teams have competed at the U19 division on a few occasions, qualifying for NIT, and finishing strong in a U19 pool. Her intensity and enthusiasm for the sport and genuine care for her athletes shows in her team results. Brittany has helped several Bluegrass athletes be successful at the next level. She has helped develop 11 NFHCA All Region selections at duPont Manual High School and 15 total through Bluegrass. She is very well connected on all levels as she serves on the NFHCA All Region and All American Selection Committees, serves as the Secretary on the Kentucky High School Field Hockey Coaches Association Board, she has her USA Field Hockey Level 2 Certification, and attends clinics and conferences regularly to network with the collegiate coaches.
Mary is from St. Louis, Mo where she played at Villa Duchesne and for AIM Field Hockey Club. While at Villa, Mary was named First Team All-Conference, and Third Team All-Metro. She was the 2013 Most Valuable Defender. Mary also played for Centre College where she led her team to the NCAA Elite 8. Mary is the current freshman Head Coach at duPont Manual High School.
Hayley is the All Time leading goal scorer at Centre College and duPont Manual High School. Hayley recently finished a record setting career at Center College where she led her team to the NCAA Elite 8. Hayley was named a team captain, was a NFHCA All American, a three-time NFHCA All Region Selection, a three-time all SAA Conference selection, led the SAA Conference in scoring, and was named SAA Offensive Player of the Year. She has coached several of our teams at the national and regional levels. Hayley also played for duPont Manual where she helped her team win the 2011 State Championship. Hayley played for Bluegrass from 2011-2014.
Elena is a member of USA Field Hockey’s National Team Development Squad. Elena recently finished a very successful Division I career at Northwestern University where she led her team to a NCAA Elite 8 finish. Elena brings high energy, an incredible skill set, and high level strategy to the club. Elena played for Presentation Academy before going onto Ohio University and then transferring to Northwestern University. Elena played for Bluegrass from 2011-2014.
Clare played for duPont Manual High School where she won a State Championship along side Hannah. Clare went on to Wittenberg University to have a very successful Division III collegiate career. Clare became a student coach her senior season after a career ending back injury. Clare brings great knowledge to our staff with her strategic mindset. Clare is currently the head freshman coach at duPont Manual High School. Clare is pursuing a career as a pharmacist. Clare played for Bluegrass from 2011-2013.
Merit is a sophomore at Bellarmine University where she has already made a major impact on the field for the Knights. Merit’s accolades already include ECAC Offensive Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, ECAC 1st Team All Conference selection, ECAC All Tournament Team, and Longstreth/NFHCA Division II Offensive Player of the Week. Merit is a very strong attacking player who brings a strong work ethic and great skills to the coaching staff. Merit played for Ballard High School where she led her team to two KHSAA State Semi-final appearances. Merit played for Bluegrass from 2011-2016, joining when she was in the 7th grade.
Bre played for duPont Manual High School where she led her team to 2 state finals and 4 state semi-final appearances. Bre was a NFHCA All Region, a two time All Region selection, and holds the record for saves at duPont Manual. Bre played for Bluegrass from 2012-2018 joining the club when she was in the 6th grade. She is the current starting goalie for Bellarmine University in her freshman year. Bre brings a wealth of knowledge for our goalies along with a fun side to keep them interested.
Monica played for Sacred Heart Academy and is currently finishing nursing school. She has been coaching with Bluegrass for several years and brings high energy and a strong fitness philosophy to the club. She was the head coach at Presentation Academy for two seasons before beginning nursing school. Monica coaches several camps in the summer and travels to various tournaments with Bluegrass.
Lindsay is a sophomore at Bellarmine University where she is off to a great Division II career. Lindsay played for Presentation Academy. Lindsay brings great skills to the forward line. Lindsay travels to several regional events when her schedule allows.
Sadie played for Ballard High School and then Central Michigan University. Sadie is one of the best goal keepers to come out of Kentucky. She has an extreme passion for the game and loves giving back to younger goalies in the area. Sadie had a very successful Division I career and is not pursing a career as a Child Life Coach. Sadie works with our goal keepers through individual lessons, goalie sessions, and regular practice sessions. She brings high energy and a fun style to the club. Sadie played her senior year (2011) for Bluegrass in our first year of business.
Jordan is the current assistant coach for the varsity team at Louisville Collegiate School. She played at Eastern High School where she was named an All Start her senior season. Jordan has coached at Crosby Middle School, Holy Spirit, and Sacred Heart Model School. Jordan brings great skills to the club along with a strengthening mindset for developing athletes.
Larry is the current JV coach at duPont Manual High School. He has also coached Noe Middle School field hockey for several years bringing a fun yet competitive style of coaching. Larry has a daughter, Jordan Thompson, who played for Bluegrass from 2014-2017; she is currently playing at the Division 1 level at Hofstra University.
Olivia is the current freshman coach at duPont Manual High School. Olivia played for Presentation Academy and Central Michigan University. Olivia was a 4 year starter for Central Michigan and a two time All State selection in high school. Olivia was also named to the NFHCA All Region team and was a member of the Futures Elite program. Olivia brings great knowledge, skills, and strategy to the club. Olivia coaches our U16 and U19 Elite and Premier travel teams and travels to all of the major tournaments to coach our athletes wanting to play at the collegiate level. Olivia played for Bluegrass from 2011-2013.