Coaches

Jill Genovese

Jill Genovese joined the TNT coaching staff in 2016 and serves as the lead goalkeeper trainer for the program.

Genovese graduated from University of Maryland, where she was a member of the Terrapin’s Division I powerhouse field hockey program for all four years. In 2014, Genovese helped UMD sweep the Big 10 in both regular season and tournament play. She was a member of UMD’s first Big 10 title in 2013, as well as the 2012 ACC Championship team.

Before her time at UMD, Genovese played on the U.S. U19 Women’s National Team, and spent time at the U.S. Olympic training facility in Chula Vista, CA. She was active in USFHA Futures program, and was selected for multiple National Futures Championships and Junior Olympic games.

Genovese was a four-year starter at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Washington, D.C., where was named to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) First Team every year. In 2011, Genovese was named WCAC Player of the Year after leading Holy Cross to four straight WCAC titles. She was named All-Met by the Washington Post in 2009, 2010, 2011.

 

Abby Sprinkel

Abby Sprinkel began her field hockey career under the direction of Barbara Becker in the Cockeysville Rec Council in 2006. Under the coaching and guidance of Barb, she quickly excelled and joined the Dulaney High School team in 2008.

Abby was a standout at Dulaney High School, leading up to senior year when she was varsity captain and Coaches Selection MVP. She garnered First Team All-Division and All-County recognition in 2009, Second Team All-Division and Honorable Mention in 2010, Earned the Scholar-Athlete Award all four years, was named MVP of 2010 Senior All-Star Game (Baltimore County), led the squad to reach 4A State Finals in 2010. Dulaney was 4A Regional Division Champions in 2009 and ’10. She was also very active in Futures (2008-11), qualifying for the U19 National Futures Championship (2010) and placing as a pool winner in the National Hockey Festival (2008-09), while playing for Capital Pegasus club.

She furthered her career being recruited to play at Lehigh University. While at Lehigh, she received her Varsity Letter in her sophomore season. She competed all 4 years at the Division I level while graduating in 2015 with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and earning Patriot League Academic Honors.

While still attending Lehigh, she began coaching for TNT in 2013. Through her coaching experience she has led 3 different rosters through NIT qualifiers, and maintains a 100% success rate in qualifying for the national tournament. Other victories include placing gold at the 2015 Disney Showcase, and again in the B pool at the Shooting Star Tournament in November 2015 (holding an undefeated record in both tournaments).

Her goal as a coach is to assist other players in furthering their field hockey experience to the collegiate level by providing high intensity workouts, various skills training, and an elite knowledge of game strategy.

Barb Becker

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Barbara Becker has dedicated her life to coaching young athletes in the sport of field hockey. A four-year varsity field hockey player for the undefeated Glenelg High School team from 1976-1980, she was the top scoring center forward for the team.  Over those years, she accrued many honors from MVP offensive player on her undefeated Glenelg team, captain positions, scholar-athlete awards, game balls, county top scorer, a state championship, multiple recognitions as Baltimore Sun Athlete of the Week, All-county teams, named captain of All-County team senior year, and made the All-Metro team.

A graduate of Loyola College, she chose studying pre-med and regretfully abandoned her hopes to continue playing in college. However, she returned to the sport to train others with the same passion she had as a player.

She started her coaching career developing young local players in the Cockeysville Rec Council program, and eventually found a love of indoor club in 2004. She started and coached the Saint Paul’s School for Girls Gators Club team, then went on to coach for Team Baltimore and Greene Turtle.

She went undefeated as the head JV coach for Dulaney High School in 2009 and continued coaching there until 2011. Wanting to further develop the Baltimore County’s top players, she started TNT in 2010 and has been training collegiate bound players ever since.

She is USFHA Level II accredited and has been involved and coaching for USFHA Futures program for the last 7 years. After working years for both the U16 and U19 level at the Johns Hopkins University site, she was asked to head the U14 Region 7H site at Garrison Forest School. She has coached at USFHA programs like StickStarzs, events like Regional Rumble, and coached and evaluated at Regional and National Futures Tournaments.

Over the last decade she has led her teams to qualify and compete at the National Indoor Tournaments, National Hockey Festival, Disney Showcase, Shooting Stars, Winter Escape, and many more, where she has helped to showcase the area’s top talent. Her team members have gone on to play in all levels of collegiate competition.

Her goal is to identify high end players, promote field hockey in Maryland, and help high level athletes achieve their goal of playing on the collegiate level.

Barbara was an ACE certified fitness trainer for Brick Bodies for over 23 years, as well as a certified Les Mills Body training systems instructor for yoga, kick boxing, step, spinning, and weight training. She tries to incorporate this knowledge base in to her training so her athletes start building a healthy lifestyle that hopefully lasts them a lifetime.

Jen McKillop

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Jen McKillop has been coaching field hockey for over 4 years in the Hereford Field Hockey Rec council where she coached her squad to win the 2012 Harvest Hockey Tournament. She has been coaching for U12 TNT Club Field Hockey team where she went undefeated to date. This year she will be coaching the U14 squads along with Coach Roebuck.

She played field hockey at Western Maryland College and prior to that was named  All American and played in the senior All-Star game at her Parkville High School. She also helped that same team win the state championship that year. Jen is an AFAA certified personal trainer, fitness and kick box instructor which brings valuable conditioning training to the table. She is also current in her CPR certification.

Jen brings a dedicated enthusiasm and winning demeanor to the TNT staff and we are happy she is on board.