Lynn Farquhar

Lynn Farquhar, head coach of the Saint Joseph's University field hockey program and founder of Yellow Hat LLC, is passionate about incorporating energy and character development into everyday life through coaching.

Assisted 4 programs (University of Delaware, Syracuse University, James Madison University and University Richmond) to 6 NCAA Tournament berths, 3 NCAA Quarterfinals, 5 conference championships (CAA, Big East, A10), 6 regular season conference championships, 9 conference tournaments and a Final Four. Coached over a dozen All Americans, conference players of the year, conference honorees and an Olympian.

Privileged to coach top U.S. athletes as AAU Junior Olympic coach, High Performance assistant, Futures Elite Site Director & Head Coach; also partaking in USFHA Level III coaching accreditation and as an NFHCA Clinic Presenter. Global hockey exposure as clinician for Zimbabwe scholarship foundation, PAHF coaching course in Bermuda, traveling with U16 German national team, collegiate abroad series in Argentina, attended World Cup in Netherlands and recruiting outings.

Avid soccer player since age five later converted to field hockey and attended Old Dominion University to play for legendary coach Beth Anders. Graduated ODU with a B.A. in Business as an Academic All-American with a National Championship, 4 CAA Championships, 2 Final Fours, and captain with individual CAA & South regional honors. Completed M.A. in Business, Human Services and member of NCAA Women’s Coaches Alliance, enjoys designing leadership programs within the sport environment.


Sport Experience Leader
Carl Starkey

Carl brings a wealth of development knowledge and energy to the Yellow Hat culture. Dedicated to creating a fun atmosphere that focuses on skills, sportsmanship and teamwork. Carl loves to think ‘outside of the box.’

A former collegiate multi-sport student-athlete at St Olaf College; Carl is fueled by sport and leadership. His sporting experience extends from playing professionally, coaching youth programs to international competition. As a member of the MN Swarm Professional Lacrosse Organization (now Georgia Swarm) he has experience with multiple facets of management/organization. An entrepreneur and partner to Redline Lacrosse, an equipment manufacturing company specializing in customized carbon/kevlar sticks, his team established a competitive presence in a niche market. Carl also helped co-found the Hungarian Lacrosse Foundation - National Team. Focusing on growing the game internationally.

Shannon Taylor

Shannon brings an exciting experience and Olympic journey to the Yellow Hat organization. ‘Believe’ is a word that reminds Shannon a dream can come true if you invest time, faith and persistence. Her mission shares this energy and as a coach she encourages creating a vision of your own.

A 2012 Olympian, Taylor was involved with USA Field Hockey as a player for seven years, beginning with her selection to the under-21 squad in 2006. Taylor enjoyed a successful collegiate playing career as well. She played for three seasons at the University of Richmond, helping lead the Spiders to three consecutive regular season and conference tournament titles. Taylor was named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year in 2006 after leading the conference in both goals and points for two consecutive seasons. Her 69 points scored in 2006 remain the highest single-season total in conference history.

After redshirting for a year, Taylor played her final season at Syracuse, where she earned All-America and All-Big East First Team honors as the Orange reached the Final Four. Taylor was voted the Big East Championship Most Valuable Player and was named to the All-NCAA Tournament Team as well. Her 31 goals and 79 points in 2008 are both single-season program records that still stand today.

Katie Brady

Katie has an impressive playing history (formerly known as Katie Grant) and widespread coaching background with attacking flare. Katie has coached all levels, currently at Saint Joseph’s University and formerly an Assistant at Columbia University. Head varsity coach at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C. and at Stuart Country Day School in Princeton, New Jersey, where she led her team to three conference championships and the New Jersey State Prep Championship title.

Katie has competed internationally for National squads and Junior National teams and most recently in the Women’s National Championships. A 2006 graduate of Duke University (B.A. Psychology), Brady helped lead the Blue Devils to four NCAA tournaments, three National Championship game appearances, and a consistent top national ranking. A three-time All-American and NCAA All-Tournament Team selection, Brady holds the school record for career assists (61) and points (223) and is a two-time All-ACC selection, earning Offensive Player of the Year honors and Rookie of the Year honors. She ranked 11th all-time in career points in Division I field hockey history and inspired the Katie Grant Offensive Player of the Year Award, given annually to the team’s top offensive player.


Coach/GK Specialist
Anna Zarkoski

A local alumna of Villa Maria Academy, Anna joined Saint Joseph's University field hockey as an assistant coach with a specialty in goaltending instruction. Field hockey runs in her family; Anna helps her mother’s youth program, has coached her younger sister as well as several PA club programs including her former WC Eagles Club and Mystx. Under her guidance the starting SJU goaltender improved her goals against average by 1.6 goals per game while doubling her playing time.

Zarkoski graduated from the University of Richmond in 2013 with an Accounting degree and was the first UR field hockey student-athlete to earn NCAA First Team All-American honors. She was named an NCAA Statistical Champion, posting the nation’s highest save percentage (.824). Also earning Second Team All-American honors, Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team, Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team honors, and a member of the NFHCA National Academic Team. International playing experience was seen upon selection for the U.S. National Developmental squad and Junior Pan Am Games.

Anna is currently pursuing her MBA at Saint Joseph’s University.


Nick Roydhouse

An experienced club coach in both soccer and field hockey, Roydhouse has a unique background. Native to New Zealand, Nemo represented his country on the soccer pitch and was selected to play in the Olympic Games. A broken leg halted the Olympic dream and led him to the United States.

Roydhouse graduated from Syracuse University in 2012 with a degree in accounting and was a member of the Syracuse men’s soccer program. Serving as Captain for a budding program Roydhouse helped jump-start the culture for a now top ten team. Currently pursuing an MBA at Saint Joseph's University and Assistant Coach for the SJU field hockey program. Nemo also helped inspire the Yellow Hat hockey title- we are very fortunate to welcome such an inspirational and hard working person.


Coach/Nutritionist Specialist
Martina "MARTU" Loncarica

Martu grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been playing field hockey since the age of six. Her passion and wealth of experience comes from playing for one of the top clubs, Casi, alongside Senior National team members, Claudia Burkart and Belen Succi; and representing Buenos Aires on both U16 and U18 national team squads. While watching CASI compete it was easy to notice young Martu’s energy, competitiveness & passion for life. From 2007-2011 Martu helped Syracuse University notch a final four appearance and lay the groundwork for a now perennial powerhouse. Some of her many accolades include NCAA All-American, All time points leader in Syracuse field hockey history and three Big East Championships. Upon graduation Martu traveled the world and has experience coaching youth hockey and playing in several countries (Argentina, New Zealand, Germany). Completed an M.S. in Nutrition Science at Syracuse University and is currently completing her MBA at Saint Joseph’s University. Martu is also our field player specialist and offers nutritional guidance for sports performance off the field.

Chris Mills

A native of England, Chris graduated from University of South Wales with a degree in sport and exercise science. Chris helped lead his Club hockey program, Whitchurch to the Hockey Wales championship final and EuroHockey Club Championship in Cagliari, Italy. His hockey experience spans from indoor to outdoor as well as coaching women and men's teams. After Chris' summer abroad coaching with HTC field hockey club and Gateway camps he was drawn to coaching in the United States. His positive attitude and quick hockey skill-sets are two stand-out features.