Our Coaches

Morgan started playing in 8th grade and played through high school at the University School of Milwaukee, earning team captain, all-state midfielder, and helping her team win the State Championship in 2000 and 2001. She also attended the Northwestern University Camp, traveled to Europe with an elite team, and participated in the regional USA FH Futures program in Illinois during the offseason.

 

While in high school, Morgan began and ran the first Wisconsin summer field hockey camp for middle school girls, helping develop basic skills and team concepts in 7th and 8th graders. After earning a Bachelor’s degree at Tufts University, she returned to Milwaukee to coach at the high school level. She coached at USM for 5 years and at Divine Savior Holy Angels for 6 years as the Head Varsity Coach and Program Director. 

She also has been a coach for the National Futures Program, a Head Coach for Winter and Spring Leagues as well as Summer Camps for Lake Country Field Hockey, and has earned a Level 1 Coaching Certification in field hockey and coaching accreditation with the National Federation of State High School Associations.

 

In 13 years at 2 schools and coaching year-round club and off season play, Morgan has developed her coaching style into one that is both nurturing and challenging, attentive and dedicated to improvement in all aspects of the game. 

 

Favorite Movie: Beauty and the Beast. It's the inside that counts.

Favorite Milwaukee Eatery: Stack'd - every one of their burgers is good!

Favorite Vacation: my next one!

 

Lauren started playing field hockey in 7th grade at University School of Milwaukee. After playing for six years through high school and graduating with a Bachelor’s degree at The University of Wisconsin - Madison, Lauren returned home to Milwaukee and began coaching high school field hockey in 2008. She coached at USM for three years and at Divine Savior Holy Angels for five years as a JV Head Coach.

 

She coached at the club level for five years at Lake Country Field Hockey during both the winter and summer seasons. She has also earned a Level 1 Coaching Certification in field hockey from USA Field Hockey.

 

Lauren is so excited to continue her coaching career with LIFT FH. Over 12 years of coaching, she has always strived to find a balance using field hockey to improve skills both on and off the field. 

 

Favorite Movie: Princess Bride - it doesn't mean what you think it means.

Favorite Milwaukee Eatery: Bel Air - see you at Taco Tuesday!

Favorite Vacation: Anywhere with fun and sun!

 

Both Lauren and Morgan have always incorporated team building and fitness into their teams’ practices and major coaching philosophies. Recognizing this unique approach helps develop not only team chemistry, but

 individual confidence and playing abilities, and seeing the need for such an opportunity for girls all year round, they are starting LIFT FH to benefit all field hockey players in the Milwaukee area and draw new players into the sport and the tradition that surrounds it. 

Morgan Oldenburg

Directors 

Lauren Bailey

"The coaches are unique. They empower the girls to do their best. They are cohesive in their approach, each carrying through the mission of the program."

- Loyal LIFT Parent      

Coaches

Jen Jones

 

Jen started playing field hockey in 9th grade in Baltimore, MD. Jen played four years at the varsity level at Parkville HIgh School, becoming a starter during her sophomore year and earning the captain title and first-team all-conference defense honor during her senior year in 2010.

Jen continued on to play field hockey at the club level in college at University of North Carolina Wilmington from 2011-2014.

After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UNCW, she returned home to Baltimore to pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Work. After completing graduate school she moved to Wisconsin in the summer of 2016.

Jen began coaching at Arrowhead High School at the JV level in Fall 2017 and fell in love with it! Winter 2017 will be her first season with LIFT and she is excited to continue to grow the sport and help the next generation of field hockey players develop the drive, passion, and love for the game she has come to know.

 

Favorite Movie: All 8 Harry Potter movies - * yer a wizard Harry *

Milwaukee Eatery: Café Benelux for breakfast & Bel Air for dinner 

Favorite Vacation: Outer Banks, NC

Madison McFadden

 

Madison started playing field hockey in 6th grade at University Lake School in Hartland, Wisconsin. She played in numerous elite programs, including traveling with the Wisconsin Select U14 and U16 teams to the national Disney Field Hockey showcase for 3 years. She started on the varsity team her sophomore year of high school, and by senior year she was named a co-captain of the varsity team. She currently is attending University Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

 

In 2014 - 2015, Madison was the Co-Head Coach of Varsity Field Hockey at University Lake School. Here she truly found her passion for coaching. Madison also coached basketball for elementary and middle school girls at University Lake School. She is excited to coach year-round with the LIFT FH team and help grow the AMAZING sport of field hockey!

 

Favorite Movie: The Dark Knight Rises

Milwaukee Eatery: Swig  

Favorite Vacation: Northern Wisconsin in the summer time

 

Madeleine started playing field hockey in 7th grade in St. Louis, MO through various clubs and camps. In high school, she played all four years for Cor Jesu Academy (CJA) in St. Louis. In 2014 and 2015, she coached CJA's freshman level team. In 2016, Madeleine moved to Wisconsin and began coaching for Divine Savior Holy Angels high School at the JV and beginner levels. She has also received coaching accreditation with the National Federation of State High School Associations.

 

Winter 2016 was Madeleine's first season with LIFT FH, and she is most excited to help players understand the basics of field hockey, grow their self confidence, and develop a love and respect for the game.

 

Favorite Movie: Now and Then

Milwaukee Eatery: Cafe Corazon

Favorite Vacation: Durango, CO - I could hike all day!

Madeleine Meiners

Maredithe Meyer

Maredithe started as a new player to field hockey her freshman year at Divine Savior Holy Angels. She was JV team co-captain her sophomore year and helped her team win the JV State Championship. Maredithe was an off-season varsity co-captain her junior year and played on the varsity level her senior year. At the end of the season, she earned conference honorable mention. Maredithe participated in Futures through USA Field Hockey and numerous off season opportunities such as Lake Country Spring League and Northwestern Field Hockey Camp.

 

Maredithe graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Journalism and started coaching for Divine Savior Holy Angels in 2014. She had an amazing time coaching JV Red in the first two seasons of her career. She has been a part of LIFT since our first season and enjoys taking her love for coaching to the next level by coaching players of all ages and skill levels. She is so excited to be apart of LIFT FH and hopes she can help girls develop their self-confidence and love for the game. Maredithe wants to continue to develop her coaching style and learn more ways to incorporate fun and fitness while developing skills on and off the field.

 

Favorite Movie: Forest Gump - everyone has a story to tell if you take the time to listen.

Favorite Milwaukee Eatery: Beans and Barely - their burritos never disappoint.

Favorite Vacation: Kiawah Island, SC with my family.

Carol started playing field hockey in the 7th grade at University School of Milwaukee. She played for the Varsity team her junior and senior years, earning team co-captain, all-conference honors, and winning the state championship in 2009 and 2010. 

 

Carol earned a bachelor’s degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 2015. Amidst her studies she played field hockey (and broomball, of course) in the college’s intramural league. Maintaining her interest in athletics, she worked as a student athletic trainer for three years, providing first-aid and therapeutic medical care to athletes in the athletic training room, at practices, and at home and away games. 

 

Participating in athletics from a young age provided Carol with self-confidence, leadership skills, and a competitive spirit that she is excited to pay forward to the next generation of girls through the fun and challenging sport of field hockey.

 

Favorite Movie: The Breakfast Club – we all have a little bit more in common than we might think!

Milwaukee Eatery: Rustico – who doesn’t love a good pizza?!

Favorite Vacation: Lizard Island, Australia

Carol Walker

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LIFT Field Hockey will provide K5 through 12th grade girls in the Milwaukee area with an opportunity to play field hockey and practice healthy fitness habits in the off-season, while learning teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, and developing confidence and self-esteem. We will help grow the sport for the area middle school and high schools that play by offering a place to learn and play for any girl, regardless of experience or ability. While LIFT FH focuses on developing skills and team camaraderie in field hockey, we will use the sport as a tool for practicing sportsmanship and teamwork, teaching leadership development, and volunteering in the community.

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