We are three former Indiana University field hockey players who want to help grow the game of field hockey in the state of Indiana.
Our goal is to teach young athletes the game of field hockey in hopes that it will ignite enough interest to start a club team that will compete against other teams in the midwest.
Meet The Coaches
Audra Heilman was raised in Easton, PA where her passion for field hockey was ignited for the first time in 8th grade. Heilman continued her field hockey career at Indiana University, until she graduated in 2015 with a major in Elementary Education, and a minor in Psychology. Prior to concluding her field hockey career she became a 2x All-American, All-American Academic Honors, West All Region Team, 3x Big Ten Offensive Player of the week, and a 3x All Big Ten Team member. Heilman played primarily in the midfield, but senior year transitioned into a forward. Heilman also has extensive experience with USA Field Hockey, including being a member of the U21 National Team. She currently resides in Carmel, Indiana and is living out her dream of teaching 5th grade math at Westfield Intermediate School.
“Field Hockey has given me opportunities to meet new people, build a work ethic I use daily, and learn how to overcome any challenge. Because of field hockey I was able to live out both of my dreams of becoming a college athlete and a teacher. I am eager to share my passion of the sport to young girls in Indiana for the first time. I have been blessed with the opportunity to live out both my dreams, and now I am making it my mission to teach young girls to catch their dreams, instead of chasing them.” -Audra
Gaby graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2014 and played 4 years on the Varsity Field Hockey team as a forward. She was born and raised in Lehman, Pennsylvania where her love for the game of field hockey started in middle school and took her all the way to the Hoosier State for her collegiate years. Currently, she is in her last year of law school in Indianapolis focusing on sports and health law.
“I could not be more excited to start the first club in Indiana with my best friends and former teammates. Field Hockey has given me so many opportunities over the years that I would not trade for anything. The sport is fun, challenging (both physically and mentally) and has given me qualities that I continue to use to succeed in both school and life. I cannot wait to grow the game in Indiana!”
Danielle grew up in Ocean City, NJ and first started participating in field hockey clinics in grade school and joined the high school team her Freshman year. Since then, field hockey has been the primary sport in Danielle’s life.
Danielle continued her field hockey career at Indiana University where she started and played in all 72 games of her collegiate career. Her senior season she was named as a 2013 Player to Watch and All Big Ten Tournament Team.
After college Danielle went on to play overseas for the Ulster Elks in Belfast, Ireland where she helped them win their first ever Irish Senior Cup.
Currently, Danielle is living and working in Indianapolis for Upper Hand Sports software.
“Field hockey has brought me all over the country and the world, where I’ve had the chance to experience things in life I never thought I would. I’m excited to provide that same opportunity to the athletes in Indiana and help grow the game.”