FRONTIER FIELD HOCKEY
Frontier Field Hockey
Frontier Field Hockey (Est. 2017) was established to grow the sport of field hockey in Ohio by offering youth clinics and training along with providing competitive travel opportunities for those dedicated to the sport.
We believe athletes thrive best in competetive environments with supportive coaches, athletes, and parents.
Our goal is to develop strong fundamental skills, smart game strategy, and confidence in each of our athletes.
We love the game and want to share that with each Frontier family.
Meet The Team
Anna (Hurley) Karousis graduated from Talawanda High School in 2005 and played field hockey for The College of Wooster. During her four years as a Fighting Scot, they consistently placed at the top of their conference and earned a NCAA bid. They were also conference champions in 2006 and 2008. During her career she totaled 28 defensive saves, was a two time team voted captain, and was selected for the All-National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Great Lakes Region Second Team (2008), All-North Coast Atlantic Conference First Team (2008), All-Great Lakes Region (2007), All-North Coast Atlantic Second Team (2007), and All-North Coast Atlantic Conference Tournament Team (2006). In 2018 Anna received her level 1 coaching certification from USA Field Hockey and in 2019 attended workshops on attacking principles with USA FH.
After graduating college, Anna took some time away from the game and earned her public administration masters degree. Shortly after moving to Columbus, in 2011, she got back into playing the sport she loves with an adult field hockey club league. In 2014, she was hired as the Upper Arlington Head Junior Varsity coach and as a club coach for Field Hockey Life.
Anna was promoted to U14 Director in her three years with Field Hockey Life (Club) and has coached hundreds of athletes. During this period she coached three national tournament teams at the U14 level in both indoor and outdoor.
In 2015 she was hired as head coach for the Olentangy Orange Field Hockey team. In her four seasons as the head coach at Orange, the program improved in league rankings and record each consecutive season.
In 2017, after three years of club experience Anna decided to create a new club and offer a focus on fundamentals and strategy. She is excited for the opportunities that lie ahead for Frontier Field Hockey!
Taylor Disabato is a current junior at Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center, Ohio, and is a starting Varsity midfielder for the Pioneers. During Taylor’s three seasons with at Olentangy Orange, she has been a two time All League Honorable Mention and won the 2018 Pioneer Award. Taylor was hired to coach with Frontier Field Hockey in 2018 and is excited to work with our youngest athletes.
Sarantis (Rantz) Karousis graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in education and has extensive experience coaching all age ranges in various sports. After being a spectator to the sport for eight years, Rantz began playing at the adult field hockey club level in 2012. During his time playing club field hockey he has been a contributing member to three tournament championships, including first place in the 2013 Chicago Cup Tournament, 2014 Cleveland Indoor Tournament and runner up in the 2014 Midwest Indoor Challenge Cup.
In 2014, he was hired as the Upper Arlington Assistant Junior Varsity coach and as a club coach for Field Hockey Life. Rantz was hired to coach the Olentangy Orange Field Hockey Team in 2015 and helped build a tradition of success at Orange.
Rantz was promoted to U14 Director during his three years with Field Hockey Life (Club) and during this period has coached three national tournament teams at the U14 level in both indoor and outdoor. In 2017, after three years of club experience Rantz decided to create a new club and offer a focus on fundamentals and strategy.
Coach Rantz has received his level 1 coaching certification from USA Field Hockey and has received goalie training and strategic principles training from former and current USA FH players and staff.
Nichole Khayat played for Olentangy Orange High School field hockey for four years. Three of those years she played on varsity for the Pioneers. Nichole received academic all-Ohio for three years and scholar athlete for four. She graduated in 2018 and now attends the Ohio State University where she is studying for medicine. Nichole plays on the OSU club team. She is excited to work with athletes and help them love the sport as much as she does!
Shelby Bauer graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 2013. In her senior year season, she earned the honors of NEO All-League First Team, Academic All-American, Plain Dealer All-Star Team, and Best Defense, as well as being named Best Defense on the varsity lacrosse team for two years in a row. She graduated from The Ohio State University in May of 2017, after studying psychology and serving as president of the Club Field Hockey Team for two years. She coached at Olentangy Orange from 2015-2018, and has coached club field hockey in central Ohio since 2015. In 2018 Shelby received her level 1 coaching certification from USA Field Hockey.
Marissa Weldon is entering her fifth year as Head Coach of the New Albany Field Hockey team. In 2019, Marissa received the Central Ohio Field Hockey Coaches Association “Coach of the Year” award and MAX Field Hockey “Coach of the Year” award for Ohio. Marissa has led New Albany to two consecutive District Final appearances in 2019 and 2020. Marissa coached the New Albany Middle School team from 2013-2015.
A first team All State Player in Pennsylvania, Marissa was a member of the Wyoming Seminary 2001 state championship team. She was nominated captain her senior year and received the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player award. Marissa participated in the USA Field Hockey Futures Elite Program and played in college at Columbia University. Marissa received her J.D. from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law. She resides in Clintonville with her husband Thomas, son Stevie, and daughter Sunny.
Marissa is excited to coach with Frontier Field Hockey to ignite the passion for field hockey in young athletes and to help them grow and succeed.