Region 3

Region 3 Administrative Manager: Jess Bergen

A native of Wells, Vt.., Jess Bergen has more than 13 years of Division III collegiate coaching experience and has served in a variety of roles within USA Field Hockey since 2012. As a Futures participant in the early 2000s, Jess continued her academic and athletic career at Skidmore College where she was a four-year starter for the Thoroughbreds. In 2008, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She began her collegiate coaching career the following fall at Springfield College, where she completed her Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Jess joined USA Field Hockey in 2014 as a Futures Coach in the Northeast Region. Her service with USA Field Hockey increased as she eventually directed sites in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Most recently, she has worked closely with USA Field Hockey as a coach educator, before taking on the role of Nexus Regional Administrative Manager.

Region 3 Coach Manager: Jennifer

Jenn Oakland is originally from Westfield, Mass., and earned her bachelor's degree at American University in Washington, D.C. and her master's from the University of Galway in Ireland. While in Galway she played with the University of Galway Ladies Hockey Club and competed at the Intervarsities, in the Connacht League and in the National Cup competitions. After returning home in 2013, she got involved with coaching and umpiring. She has been with USA Field Hockey in a coaching role since 2018 and has coached at Futures/Nexus sites all over New England. Jenn has more than 10 years of experience coaching at the youth, high school, club and collegiate levels. She currently holds a USA Field Hockey Level 2 Coaching Certification and is heavily involved with coaching in Westfield, Mass. You might also run into Jenn on the field as she is also an umpire and attends many local and national USA Field Hockey events.

Please use the administrative manager as the main point of contact for questions around schedules, registration and other administrative needs. All questions from and around coaching Nexus or on field content should be directed to the coach manager.