Jane is the Head Coach and Director of Southeast Storm. Jane formed the club in 2005 at the request of two NCS moms looking for a place for their daughters to play in a supportive, encouraging, and challenging environment. Jane is also the Head Field Hockey Coach and Physical Education teacher at National Cathedral School. She has been coaching for over 30 years. Jane has the unique perspective gained from coaching young players, who are picking up a stick for the first time, through collegiate players, who are at the top of their game. She has coached at the Division I and III levels, High School, Middle School, and the youngsters. She has coached at University of Maryland, University of Richmond, Hollins University, and NCS. She was also the Region 7 Coaching Director in the USA Field Hockey Futures program. Jane played at Ithaca College, where she was a standout on the Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams. She was a National Champion in Field Hockey and was inducted into the Ithaca College Hall of Fame in 2015. She had the opportunity to experience the thrill of winning a second National Championship in 2011 as the Director of Operations for the Maryland Terrapins. Additionally, Jane was selected by the Positive Coaching Alliance as one of 50 coaches nationally to receive its Double-Goal Coach Award. The Double-Goal Coach Award honors high school and youth coaches who not only strive to win but also to teach life lessons through sports. That year, 2,400 coaches were nominated for the awards. Jane was the lone D.C. coach recognized by the PCA, and her award is one of only two recognizing field hockey. Jane was an active adult club player in the DC area, and won several awards, including the Elizabeth Cooper Outstanding Defensive Player Award, the Franny Homer Award for sportsmanship, service, and dedication to the Southeast Field Hockey Association, as well as being named an Honorary Lifetime Member of both the WFHA and SEFHA. Jane constantly strives to continue her education in the sport, and to that end, seeks out opportunities to learn from the top coaches in the sport. Jane currently holds a Level 2 Coaching Accreditation from US Field Hockey.
Jane is married to Carl Salyer and lives in Crofton, MD with her two amazing kids, Christopher and Katie, and the newest member of the family, Bella the puppy!
Yumi has been coaching with Storm since XXXX. She is a native of South Africa where she grew up playing hockey and specialized in goalkeeping. Yumi has a fun sense of humor that she infuses into her coaching. She is a caring and generous person, who will push you to be your best.
Yumi is a die hard Washington Capitals fan and was thrilled when the Caps brought the Stanley Cup to DC in the spring of 2018. See photo! Yumi likes to draw parallels for her players between ice hockey and field hockey. There is much to learn and be inspired by this coach. We are thrilled to have her with our program.
Stef Vestal has been coaching field hockey in the DC Metro area since 2008. She started coaching in youth leagues and became the Head JV and Assistant Varsity Field Hockey coach at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. After three seasons she got the opportunity to start a Field Hockey program at Flint Hill School in Oakton. She has been there the past four years as the head of the program (Varsity, JV, and Middle School), and the Head Varsity Coach.
She has been coaching with Beyond Sticks and the Southeast Storm club since 2011. She primarily works with U16 teams and with younger and newer players teaching them the game and skills.
Stef started playing field hockey in 8th grade and continued through high school in North Haven, CT, and on a club team at Bentley College in Waltham, MA. She also excelled at basketball and track and field in high school and continued her track and field career at Bentley. She currently plays field hockey with the Washington Field Hockey Association.
Stef is a 7th Grade History Teacher in Annandale, VA in addition to coaching. She has a Jack Russell Terrier at home named Fala, and enjoys all sports, the outdoors, and anything having to do with history!
Occasional guest coach. Coach Chrissy owns Beyond Sticks and especially likes losing her voice while coaching all age groups.