Michigan Field Hockey Camp Staff


Marcia Head ShotMarcia Pankratz - Camp Director

As the Head Field Hockey Coach at the University of Michigan, Marcia has guided the program to eight Big Ten Championships, five Big Ten Tournament Championships, 12 NCAA appearances winning the National Championship in 2001. She understands what it takes to build a championship program and be a successful field hockey player. A 1988 and 1996 Olympian and two-time Pan American Silver Medalist, Marcia was first named to the U.S. National Team in 1985. She has competed in over 110 international matches including two World Cup Teams, winning the Bronze Medal in 1994. As a two-time collegiate All-American, she was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor and was named Big Ten Athlete of the Decade. With this experience, Marcia will help you learn how to train, compete, and perform like a champion. Quoting Pankratz – β€œTo be great, you must be passionate about what you do, push outside your comfort zone, and be relentless in the pursuit of your goals.β€œ

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Ryan Head ShotRyan Langford 

A long-time fixture on the USA Field Hockey men's national team, Langford has 10 years of experience as an assistant coach at the NCAA Division I level. Prior to arriving at Michigan, Langford served two seasons as an assistant coach at James Madison (2007-08), where he helped JMU post the third-best winning percentage in the nation (18-3). Langford also previously served as an assistant coach at Temple University (2005-07), Appalachian State (2000-05) and Southwest Missouri State (1999-2000). He received USA Field Hockey Level III coaching certification -- the organization's highest level of coaching accreditation. Langford brings a wealth of valuable international playing experience to the Wolverine program. A seven-year member of the USA Field Hockey men's national team (1994-99, 2001-03), Langford boasts 26 international caps.

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Lucia Head ShotLucia White 

Lucia Belassi White is the assistant coach for the Michigan field hockey team and an alumna of the U-M program (2004-07).  She also is the USFHA Futures Program Regional Director for Region 9 and a level II USA coach.

Belassi White played 91 career games as a for the Wolverines, scoring 33 goals and 19 assists for 85 points. She was highly accomplished on and off the field earning NFHCA All-America distinction, Big Ten Conference Co-Player of the Year in 2007 and NFHCA National Academic Squad recognition.  She led U-M in goals and points as a junior and a senior, earning NFHCA All-West Region first team and Big Ten first team both years. She was a team co-captain and an NFHCA first team All-American as a senior in 2007.

Lucia was a part of three teams that reached the NCAA Tournament (2004, 2005, 2007), advancing to the quarterfinal round each time. Belassi White helped U-M capture Big Ten regular-season titles in 2004 (tie) and 2007, as well as Big Ten Tournament crowns in 2004 and 2005.  Lucia was also on the Academic All-Big Ten Team each of the three years that she was eligible (2005, 2006, 2007). She received a U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award in each of her four years.  Originally from Paysandu, Uruguay, Belassi White graduated from U-M in 2008 with a degree in linguistics. 

Maren Head ShotMaren Langford 

Maren is a current member of the U.S.A. National Field Hockey team where she as competed in over 40 international caps. She is on the Michigan Field Hockey Coaching staff as the volunteer.  Langford also has spent three years on the U.S. Women's Indoor National team as well as being a part of the 2007 U.S. Outdoor Development team.  Maren helped the U.S. Indoor Pan Am Cup team to a silver medal in 2008 and played in the 2010 AtaHolding Women's World Cup qualifier in Chula Vista, Calif.

Ford's collegiate coaching career includes stops at Bucknell University (2008-09) and her alma mater, Princeton University (2006-07). While at Bucknell, Ford coached four first team All-Patriot League honorees, two Regional All-Americans, and helped Bucknell to 12 wins in 2009 and a co-Patriot League championship. After graduating from Princeton in 2006, Ford started her coaching career as a volunteer assistant. During her time with the Tigers, she helped guide the team to back-to-back Ivy League titles and an NCAA tournament victory. She was involved with five of Princeton's 16 conference championship teams as a player and coach.

During her collegiate playing career Ford was a three-time All-Ivy League selection at Princeton, earning first team status her senior season with the Tigers. She also was a member of three Ivy League championship teams.