Region 5

Region 5 Administrative Manager: Sarah Elleman

Sarah Elleman has been the USA Field Hockey Regional Manager for Region 6: New Jersey since 2017. She is currently the head coach at Stockton University in Galloway, N.J. Since taking the helm in 2016, the Ospreys' have set many program records including wins in a season (15) and winning percentage (.778). Stockton Field Hockey also made the regional rankings several times under her tenure.

Prior to coaching at Stockton, Sarah had a highly successful run as head coach at Utica College, where she won three Empire 8 Titles, took her team to three NCAA Tournaments and coached three All Americas. She has her USA Field Hockey Level 2 coaching accreditation. She resides in Galloway, N.J. with her husband and three children.

Region 5 Coach Manager: Chris Chookagian

Chris started his involvement coaching High Performance for USA Field Hockey at the 2019 AAU Junior Olympic Games. He then made the step into hosting a Futures Site in Region 5 and continued as a Nexus Coach each year since. Chris has coached multiple age groups from U-14 through Senior Nexus over the years in Regions 5 and 6 as well as at the Nexus Championship. 

He coached collegiately at Lehigh University in 2019 and spent the last four years at Ursinus College. Chris also has been a coach for local Pennsylvania club, Souderton Strikers, since 2016 working across all the age groups. In 2021, he was selected to the U.S. Men's National Development Team and was recently selected named to the U.S. Men's National Indoor Team. Chris also is the club manager for a local adult club, Philly Premier Field Hockey Association, and is working to promote field hockey opportunities for men and women in the Greater Philadelphia Area throughout the year.