Dock Athletics

The Pioneers of Dock Mennonite Academy

Girls Varsity Field Hockey


Michelle Waldspurger.

Head Coach


Michelle Waldspurger is the Head Field Hockey (12 years) & Lacrosse (going into her 4th year) Coach at Dock. She is a Dock Graduate,  Class of 1995. Coach Michelle was a Temple University Field Hockey Player from 1996-1999 as was a starter as a freshman at center back. In 1997 Coach Michelle obtained All Academic All Atlantic-10, Developmental National B Camp, and was an alternate for Olympic Festival in 1996.

During her High School tenure she was a 4 sport athlete (Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball, and Track). Coach Michelle was a 2-time Athlete of Year &  won 11 Varsity letters.

Coach Michelle has also achieved: 

  • BAL Coach of Year in Field Hockey (2013, 2015, 2021)
  • BAL Coach of Year in Lacrosse (2021, 2022)

As Dock Field Hockey's Head Coach, she has won 6 BAL titles (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021) & made districts all 11 years & 2 times at state playoffs. As our Girls Lacrosse Head Coach, Coach Michelle has made districts both times in our first 2 years. Whilst at Dock, Coach Michelle has had the privilege of coaching two Division 1 players, two Division 2 players, ten Division 3 players. Each year Coach Michelle has coached at least one player has gone on to play in college.

Coach Michelle is a coaching member of USA Field Hockey, National Field Hockey Coaching Association, & Pennsylvania Field Hockey Coaches Association.

She is also a:

  • Coaching member of Pennsylvania Lacrosse Coaching Association
  • Currently Souderton Strikers Field Hockey/Lacrosse Manager (9 years)
  • Currently Indian Valley/Junior Stars Youth Field Hockey Director (9 years)
  • Currently Harleysville Field Hockey/Lacrosse Summer Camp Director (9 years)

Coach Michelle has been married to her husband Mark for 21 years and has two children: Madison aged 18 who is heading to SFU to play field hockey and Max aged 16 who competes on the North Penn Track & Field Team.

Prior to coaching at Dock, Coach Michelle's experience includes the following: in 1999 she Coached 1 year as assistant at Souderton High School in Field Hockey. In 2000, and 2001 she spent 2 years as an assistant at Gwynedd Mercy College in Field Hockey. In 2002, and 2003 she spent 2 years as head coach at Lansdale Catholic HS in Field Hockey. Then in 2003 Coach Michelle spent 1 year as head coach at Lansdale Catholic in Lacrosse. The following year in 2004 she spent 1 year at Pennfield Middle School in field hockey as head coach, and then in 2005 she spent 1 year as a PIAA Field Hockey Official.


Macy Balmer.

Assistant Coach


Macy Balmer ('19) the new Varsity Field Hockey Assistant Coach. Macy played Field Hockey all throughout her time at Dock in middle school and high school. She finished up her time as a collegiate athlete this fall at Gordon College and is looking forward to returning to her alma mater. 

Balmer's love for the game started when she was 6 years old playing for Coach Michelle Waldspurger's Souderton Strikers team. After graduating from Dock in 2019, Macy played 2 years at Lancaster Bible College before transferring to Gordon. At the beginning of her career at LBC, she received the team MVP award and NEAC Rookie of the Year. Macy was captain her sophomore year at LBC and again her senior year at Gordon. 

From Macy, "I appreciated the different mindset I was encouraged to have as a Christian athlete, knowing who I was playing for certainly affected the way I played the game. I love the sport and its competitive nature, but what I am looking forward to most is connecting with and encouraging the girls, as I once was in their shoes. I can't wait to see what this next season has in store and I look forward to watching the girls grow as field  hockey players, individuals, and Christ-followers!"

Diana Perry.

Assistant Coach