We are a youth sports organization that develops athletes into leaders, teammates, and role models in their communities. We work on the field hockey fundamentals of all our athletes with a focus on play, game concepts, core and advanced skills.


The Washington Wolves Hockey Club is the oldest high school field hockey club team in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area, founded by Steve Simpson in 1988. In his long career as a club and college coach, Steve has been on the coaching staffs at Maryland, UMass Amherst, New Hampshire, Syracuse, Cornell, Sewanee and the U.S. Women’s National Team (1997-98) that included the Hockey World Cup in May 1998 and the Champions Trophy in 1997.  He is also an internationally-rated umpire manager. 

In 2007, Joann Engestrom, a Washington Wolves player from the 90s and a USA Field Hockey National Team player, took over the club and continued the team’s success on the national stage.  In 2018, Gloria Nantulya, a four-year Division I player at Syracuse University and a long time coach, took over as director and owner of the Wolves and is looking forward to a bright future.

The Wolves is a competitive field hockey club that has a great reputation in the hockey community for providing DC area players the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential. We currently field teams in U10, U12, U14, U16, and U19 age levels. Former players of the club have played at a variety of Division I, Division II, Division III schools and at the collegiate club level. We are also very proud of our players that have gone on to represent the United States in international play. We also offer a recreational program called the Rec Squad, that is focused on growing the game and introducing field hockey to players from kindergarten through 8th grade. 

Where We Play

Our primary practice facilities are the turf field and gym at the Stone Ridge School in Bethesda, Maryland, and the indoor sport court and turf fields at the Rockville Sportsplex.

While we consider Montgomery County (MoCo) as our home, we play throughout our local Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia (DMV) area and regularly compete in national tournaments such as the Sunshine Showcase, Shooting Star tournaments and the National Indoor Tournament. We also compete in the USA Field Hockey Regional and National Club Championships as well as in the Junior Premier Hockey Outdoor League.

Go Wolves!  Awoooooooo!


A list of our athletes by High School Graduation Year

A list of our athletes by Wolves jersey number

Our Alumnae playing in college and beyond

We have a relationship with Longstreth Sporting Goods for a discount on all things field hockey. The discount code is available to our members.