STAFF, COACHES AND CONTACT US
Gateway Field Hockey Staff
Kelly Yates (Owner/ Director)
- 2016 St. Louis Umpire of the Year
- 2016 Inducted to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame!
- 2010 Inducted (Along with Southwest Missouri State 1979 National Championship team) into the Missouri Hall of Fame
- 2009-2011 NFHCA 2nd Vice President
- 2009 Marked the 30 year anniversary National Champions
- 1980-2008 Career Coaching Record: 359-126-26 (retired 2008)
- 2007 NFHCA Presenter-"Developing a Junior Field Hockey Program"
- 2005 & 2006 NFHCA H. S. All-America Committee & NFHCA H. S. Coach of the Year Committee
- 2004 NFHCA National Junior Coach of the Year
- 2005 Zonta Club of St. Louis Women of Achievement Award
- 2000 Missouri State University Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
- 2006 Enshrined into the 300 Victory Club in Philadelphia by NFHCA
- Member of the 1979 Southwest Missouri State National Championship team, 5th All-Time Scoring Leader and all-time assist leader at Missouri State.
- 35 year field hockey career, Kelly has played, coached and officiated at the high school and collegiate level.
- Coached at St. Louis University for 9 years (1982-1990) Record at St. Louis University 113-83-15, Coached 4 players now in the St. Louis University Hall of Fame
- Former Physical Education Teacher - 25 years in St. Louis
- Invited by Pam Hixon (former national coach) to identify top high school players in the U.S. and coach at the College Connection Camp this summer.
- Husband to Joe and mother of Kate Graft (Gateway assistant director) and Meg Larkin, grandmother to Kate and Emily Larkin
Phone Number - 314-422-8998
Kelly Yates - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Graft - email@example.com
Lynsey Porter - Lynsey@gatewayfieldhockey.com
Grace Woods - Grace@gatewayfieldhockey.com
Kate Graft (Associate Director)
- Became the first coach in St. Louis history to win State titles at two different schools
- Guided Villa Duchesne to the 2017 and 2018 Missouri Field Hockey State Championship
Guided Lafayette to the 2011 Missouri Field Hockey State Championship.
- Reached 200 high school career coaching wins during 2017 season
- 2011 NFHCA Regional and National High School Coach of the Year.
- Served as Head Coach at Lafayette High School for four seasons, after assisting for one year.
- A 2008 graduate of Indiana University, Kate is currently 3rd on the All-time points leader for the Hoosiers.
- Second in scoring for the Hoosiers in 2006 and first in 2007.
- Captain on the 2007 IU team. She also earned All-Big 10 honors in 2007.
- A four-year starter at Lafayette High School where she played for her mom, Kate was the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Player of the Year in 2003.
- Named to the 2002 and 2003 NFHCA West Region All-America team.
- Also played soccer, basketball, and lacrosse at Lafayette High School.
- Served three years as the USA Field Hockey Futures Region 10 Futures Director of Coaching.
- Has achieved her Level I and Level II Coaching Certification.
- Married in 2014 to husband, Billy and they enjoy playing golf and traveling!
Jen Bisch - Coach
Lynsey Porter - Coach, Special Events and Recruiting Coordinator
Grace Woods - Coach, and Administrative and Social Media Intern
Lexi Lindblad - Coach
Kate Barber - Coach
Dawn Callahan - Coach and Umpire
Kris Johnson - Coach
Jessica Weed - Coach
Vivi Keefer - Coach
Sarah Baumann - Coach
Sara Nagel - Coach
Leah Jones - Coach
Skylar Starbeck - GK Coach
Alex Arnette - Coach
Kristin Collins - Coach
Mara Simpson - Coach
Claire Woods - Coach
Sydney Tomaso - Coach