Bulldogs Field Hockey Club (est. 1985)
Jaden Brooks - Co-Coach
Jaden started coaching last fall and did a great job with the kids. He has been playing field hockey for 4 1/2 years and started playing in the fifth grade. Jaden has played for the Bulldogs in the following divisions: U12, U14, U19, D2, and D1 . Jaden just started wrestling in high school and also played football and basketball before field hockey. His favorite NFL team is the Chicago Bears and his favorite NBA team is the LA Lakers. He also does weightlifting in high school and his personal best for squats is 220 lbs. He loves animals (especially dogs) and is enrolled in the Health Science Academy in high school. Jaden wants to get a job that involves animals or become a firefighter.
Leo Baumgardner - Co-Coach
Leo plays for the 14U and 16U Bulldogs teams. He began playing when he was 8 years old and immediately developed a passion for the game. Leo is best known as a defender, but has matured into a strong player on both sides of the ball. He currently plays center back for the US Junior National Team and has a growing interest in mentoring and coaching younger players in the sport he loves. Leo and Jaden have played and bonded together over the last 5 years as key members of the successful Bulldogs boys divisions.
Mike’s love relationship with field hockey began at the age of 8 years old. He immediately fell in love with the sport and has been involved playing and coaching ever since. He started playing with the Bulldogs and made the Junior National Team at the age of 14. His love and passion for the sport has continued and has been passed on to his 4 children, who are all now Bulldogs.
Each year Mike fully devotes his time, energy and resources to helping a new generation of children to fall in love with the sport that he has loved for over 30 years. His hope and desire is that the kids will have a fun and positive experience with Field Hockey at an early age.
Ethan began coaching for the Bulldogs back in 2013. He is now into his fourth year as a coach and is one of the few Level 2 USA certified coaches in our region. He received his Level 2 from Craig Parnham, former coach for the USA Women’s Olympic Team. He has also played on the US U18 and U21 National Teams and competed in the 2016 Pan American Junior Championships. Ethan has grown up a member of the Bulldogs family and began playing for our club at just three years old, making this year his 14th year with the Bulldogs. He has coached the U14 Boys to two second place finishes and one first place finish in league in previous years. Ethan is also the older brother to Tristan, Evan, and Emily LaSala and has had the opportunity to coach all three of his siblings. Outside of hockey, he has played club and high school soccer. Ethan loves the game of hockey and is passionate about giving back to the future generations of the sport.
Allie began coaching for the U14 and U16 Coyotes after graduating high school in 2012. She started playing field hockey for the Coyotes in middle school after a couple of friends brought her to a practice. She now plays for the Cougars in the D1 Women's and the Monarcas in D2. Coaching and teaching are Allie's biggest passions and she is constantly looking for ways to help the next generation of athletes. Allie is currently the head coach of Westlake High School's varsity and junior varsity girls field hockey teams. She is excited to become a member of the Bulldogs family! Outside of hockey, Allie also coaches girls lacrosse and is finishing her student teaching at Westlake High Shcool.
Binh started coaching the girls Bulldogs club in 2010 and has been part of the Bulldogs organization since it’s inception in 1985. Binh started playing Bulldogs club at the U-12 division with current commissioner Michael LaSala. Binh went on and played on the National Team between the years of 1992 and retiring in 2007 after the Pan American games. Binh is an accredited level two coach who has worked with the US Men’s National and Junior National teams. Binh is married to Nikki with three children Quinci (who currently plays for the Bulldogs Girls), Reese and Kade. Binh also owns and operates Q Sushi in Westlake Village.