Fer De Lance Field Hockey Club

Ann Arbor, MI

 

 

 
Coaching Staff

 Ryan Langford

 

Ryan, a native of Camarillo, Cali, totals 20 years of NCAA Division 1 coaching. Currently, Ryan works with Marcia Pankratz assisting the University of MIchigan Wolverines. Prior to arriving at Michigan, Langford served two seasons as an assistant coach at James Madison (2007-08), where he helped revitalize the Dukes' program over his brief tenure. His last season, JMU posted the third-best winning percentage in the nation (18-3), going undefeated in Colonial Athletic Association play for the first time in 13 years en route to its third straight CAA title and NCAA Tournament appearance. Ryan 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 and currently serves on the USA Field Hockey Athletes Advisory Committee.

 A seven-year member of the USA Field Hockey men's national team (1994-99, 2001-03), Langford boasts 26 international caps. As team captain, he contributed to the men's national team's fifth-place showing at the 1999 Pan-American Games and, in 2001, was part of a team that qualified for the World Cup. After being selected as an alternate to the 1996 Olympic team, he lived and trained as an Elite Resident Athlete in the San Diego Olympic Training Center before heading off to Atlanta. Ryan also played for the U.S. National Indoor team for five seasons (1997, 2001-03, '05), participating in the 2002 Indoor Pan-American Cup and the 2003 Indoor World Cup.

 

Maren Langford 

 

Maren Langford, a native of Lewes, DE, is a 2006 graduate from Princeton University. While at Princeton, Maren was a three time All-Ivy selection and played a role in three Ivy League Championships. For the past eight years, Maren has participated in coaching futures and Champion's Edge field hockey camps.  

Maren played on the US Women's National Field Hockey Team from 2009-2013. She has played in numerous international competitions such as the World Cup qualifier in 2010 and the Champion's Challenge in September of 2012. She has 69 international games under her belt and an Olympic games preparation. GO USA! 

Maren also finds time to volunteer with the Michigan Wolverines varsity field hockey team. She is currently in her fifth season with the Wolverines. Go BLUE!

In addition, Maren participated on the US Women's National Indoor Team for three years (2007-2009.) In November 2008 she competed in the 2008 Indoor Pan Am Cup in San Juan Argentina and helped earn the US a silver medal. She has also traveled to Europe several time to compete with the Cougars Indoor Club team. In 2007-2008, she was one of nine members on the USA Developmental Squad. During 2008, Maren played for the St. Catherine's Club Primera Division 1A team in Buenos Aires, Argentina and coached the St. Catherine's Club Septima Division A Girls' Team.  From 2008-2009, she served as the assistant coach at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.  

Maren is also on USA Field Hockey Nominating committee as well as the Athlete Advisory Council. She holds Master's in Sport Psychology. 


Lucia Belassi White  

 

 

Lucia Belassi White is in her fourth season as an assistant coach for the Michigan field hockey team. An alumna of the U-M program (2004-07), 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.

Belassi White played 91 career games as a for the Wolverines, scoring 33 goals and 19 assists for 85 points. 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. 

She 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.

She was 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.

Following her Michigan career, Belassi White lived in Grand Rapids, Mich., where she worked for Fair Housing Center of West Michigan. She also spent time helping the sport of field hockey grow as a volunteer coach in the area.

Originally from Paysandu, Uruguay, Belassi White graduated from U-M in 2008 with a degree in linguistics. In 2009, she married former Wolverine wrestler Casey White (2006-07).