Meet our Coaching Staff

Head Coach

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Ahmed Elmaghraby

New Heights Head Coach Ahmed Elmaghraby is a decorated hockey player in both Egypt and the United States. During his illustrious career, Ahmed competed for Egypt in two World Cups and for the United States in the 1996 Olympic Games . He has established himself as an elite youth coach on the national level, training players for New Heights in northern NJ and for the US National Indoor team, winners of the 2017 Pan American Games. 

Elmaghraby was named to the Egyptian National Team at the age of 14. In 1984, he helped lead Egypt to a silver medal at the African Games and three years later scored nine goals in the tournament as the youngest player involved. He twice participated at the Hockey World Cup with Egypt. In 1988, he captained Egypt to the Gold Medal at the African Games, finishing as the tournament’s top scorer and was named best player.

In 1993, Ahmed switched to the United States National Team in time to compete in the U.S. Olympics Festival where he won a gold medal and was the top scorer. His team repeated the feat at the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival and he was again the top scorer. After competing with the American team for three years, he represented the United States at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta. Most recently, Ahmed was the only club level coach selected to play for the US Over 40 National team at the World Masters Cup in Rotterdam, scoring hat tricks in three consecutive games! During his career, Ahmed competed in over 195 International matches for Egypt and the United States combined.

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Ali Good

A graduate of the College of Holy Cross, Ali is the Head Coach at the Oak Knoll School, and was named the #1 high school coach in the nation in 2019. She has led the Royals to three Tournament of Champions titles, multiple State titles and over 300 career wins.  The most recent Tournament of Champions title was in 2019, when Ali guided the Royals to an undefeated season and the #1 ranking amongst all high school field hockey teams in the nation. An Oak Knoll Class of 1995 graduate, Good was honored as the 2017 New Jersey Coach of the Year in field hockey by the Coaches Association of the National Federation of State High School Associations and was also the Max Field Hockey’s Coach of the Year for the Garden State. 

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Jill Cosse

Jill Cosse is the Head Field Hockey Coach at West Essex High School, where she has been the head coach of both field hockey (23 seasons) and lacrosse (21 seasons.)  Her field hockey teams have a cumulative record of 482 - 41 - 11, winning 11 Group State Titles, and 18 Sectional Titles. Her teams are consistently ranked in the top #10 in NJ and the Country.  She coached lacrosse for 21 seasons, and won 5 State Championships in her tenure at WE. Jill is in The Wall High School, The College of New Jersey, the NJSIAA/NJSCA and the US Lacrosse Hall of Fames. She played both field hockey and lacrosse in college, where she was a captain for both teams and earned a total record of 114 wins, 7 loses and 2 ties for both sports combined along with 5 National Championships, and was named All- American 2 X's in lacrosse and 1 X in field hockey. She was also selected to the NCAA Final Four All Tournament Team for both field hockey and lacrosse.

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Rebecca Lilienthal

Since 1998, Rebecca is the Lead Teacher of Health & Physical Education at Parsippany High School. She played at Pompton Lakes High School where she was the Passaic County Champion and State Sectional Champion three times. Rebecca also received all Passaic County awards three times and was NJSIAA Athlete of the Year in 1994.

Rebecca's college career was at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) where her team was National Champion in both 1995 and 1996. She was an All-Conference Scholar-Athlete and The College of New Jersey Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1998.  Since 1998, Rebecca has played in the All-North Jersey Field Hockey Adult indoor and outdoor leagues.  She played at the National Festival and in the Golden Oldies Tournament in Leipzig, Germany with her team.

Rebecca has been the Varsity Field Hockey Coach at Parsippany High School for the past 21 seasons. Parsippany was the NJAC Conference, Freedom Division Undefeated Champions in 2012 & 2013. Rebecca was named Morris County Coach of the Year in 2012. She is also the Pompton Lakes Riverdale Recreation Program Founder, Director and Coach since 2016.

 

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Katrina Anderson Poskay

A graduate of Cranford HIgh School, Katrina went on to play for Montclair State University where she was a four-year starter, a three-time first team All NJAC Selection, and a two-year captain. Katrina is Head Coach of AL Johnson High School in Clark, NJ.  Among her many  achievements, Katrina led the Crusaders to 182 wins, two state titles, a county championship and three Star-Ledger Coach of the Year awards, in 2004, 2006 and 2010. In 2013 , Katrina  was described by the superintendent of schools as 'a living legend.'

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Christina Sumas

Christina is an assistant coach at the Oak Knoll School, the #1 ranked high school team in the nation in 2019. She helped coach the team to an undefeated season and a Tournament of Champions victory. Christina is an Oak Knoll alum and former player.

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Natalie Cafone

A graduate of West Essex Regional High School, Natalie was named the New Jersey State Player of the Year in 2011, first team NFHCA National All-American and an NFHCA Regional All-American in 2011. She owns the WEHS record for career points with 350 (135 goals and 80 assists) She was a four-time first team all-county and all-conference selection, a two-time team captain, and a two-time first team all-state selection and 2010 Essex County Player of the Year.

Natalie went on to star at the University of Iowa, leading the NCAA in 2013 in points per game (2.48). During her career she was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, and was named to the All-Big Ten first team, NFHCA Division I All-America second team, the NFHCA West Region All-America first team, the All-Big Ten first team, the All-Big Ten tournament team, and the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. Natalie led the Big Ten in points with 52, was ranked fourth nationally with 1.05 goals per game, and was named the University of Iowa's 2014 Female Athlete of the Year.

Natalie was selected for the 2014-15 U.S. Women’s National Team and the 2013-14 USA U21 Junior National Squad.

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Jackie Fusco

A 2012 graduate of West Essex Regional High School, Jackie is also a 2016 graduate of  Providence College where she was a four year player, top defender and captain for the 2015 season.

Tark Koutta

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Melissa Agostini

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Nicole Breslin

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