Colleen is a lifelong athlete who comes from a family where sports = life. After a successful Division I college field hockey career and a move across the country from Amherst to Austin, she was eager for a new team and sport. She found a home on Texas Melee, and went on to play for a number of club teams including Texas Showdown.
Inspired by her mother – a career athlete and hall-of-fame coach – Colleen’s coaching background includes growing the team at Kealing Middle School in Austin alongside friends and mentors Cara Crouch and Michael Natenberg, and working as USA Ultimate’s Girls Outreach Coordinator for the state of Texas. She is also a co-founder and director of the Texas Ultimate Summer Camp, and writes young adult fiction about powerful girl-athletes.
Colleen is excited to once again join forces with AmyK after the two collaborated on developmental women’s teams in the past. She fondly recalls playing the tender heart to Amy’s calculated head, and hopes to put their combined efforts to good use on this new adventure. Colleen's coaching style is focused on community-building, relationships, and shared goals, and she’s passionate about contributing to the future of women’s ultimate with the Torch.