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About MAX Field Hockey

 MAX Field Hockey is the GO-TO source for youth, high school and college field hockey news and information in the United States.


Meet the MAX Field Hockey Team

 

Stephanie Maychack

Originally from upstate New York, Stephanie was an All-American soccer and lacrosse player at Union College (NY).  She has spent the majority of her career working in private school education as a teacher, coach, and Athletic Director and she has also spent some time in college athletics, serving as a Head Soccer Coach and Assistant Athletic Director.  In 2011, Stephanie decided to go back to school and enrolled in the Robert H. Smith School of Business MBA Program at the University of Maryland.  She knew that she wanted to do something beyond teaching that was independent, creative and involved athletics, but she wasn’t sure exactly what that was at the time.

While at Maryland, Stephanie also worked part-time in the Athletic Department as an academic advisor: women’s field hockey was one of her teams.  Through this position she connected with the field hockey coaching staff.  Eventually, she took on an administrative role for a new club team in the Maryland area.  From there she began running camps and tournaments, and even took on the role of Regional Director for USA Field Hockey’s Futures Program.

In her final semester of business school, Stephanie completed an independent study for an idea that came about through her various part-time field hockey positions.  She was frustrated trying to find field hockey tournaments for the club program she was working with.  There was no central place to find them and it was extremely time consuming and inefficient.  Through her research, Stephanie found a huge need for a central source of accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive field hockey information.  To learn about the industry and how other sports address this problem, she reached out to her previous boss, Larry Dukes.  After one short conversation and hearing about the problem and Stephanie’s ideas, Larry was interested in investing in and helping turn the concept into a reality.

Lawrence (Larry) Dukes
Larry is a developer of software solutions to make key information available to users in the format and speed they seek. An expert in providing cutting edge solutions in several markets, Mr. Dukes has teamed with Max Field Hockey to deliver the most comprehensive sport-based web portal in the industry today. He serves as a principal providing his entrepreneurial experience, technology prowess and knowledge of the state-of-the-art solution to meet customer’s needs and expectations.
Larry is also an international consultant, speaker and recognized industry expert in predictive analytics and data management.  He is co-author of the book, Lifting the Rocks, Finding the Gold, the leading reference among credit banking management professionals. In the area of Decision Sciences, Mr. Dukes has authored a U.S. Patent in the technical area of predictive modeling and decision management. He is Principal of Aurum Consultants, Inc., an international consulting and analytics firm serving clients in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim.  He is also the technical lead in a few start-up companies in the athletics, education and investment banking industries. He also serves as Athletic Director of The John Carroll School and is coach of the Arena Club Aquatics Club swim team as well as John Carroll’s boys and girls high school swim teams.
Larry has over 25 years of experience in information technology and risk management for the financial, telecommunications and healthcare industries.   Prior to his current role with Aurum and John Carroll, Larry was Senior Vice President of Fair, Isaac & Co., the world’s leader in scoring science technology. Prior to his tenure with Fair Isaac he was a Managing Principal of Credit & Risk Management Associates, Inc. (CRMA), an international credit risk management and technology consulting firm in Baltimore, Maryland.  CRMA was selected to the Inc. 500 and several lists of the fastest growing technology firms in the U.S. before being acquired by Fair, Isaac in 1996.   His depth of experience and eye for innovation continues to be instrumental in helping new industries apply proven data management and predictive analytics practice.
Larry has provided training and education services to companies around the world and has served as an Adjunct Professor to New York University through AT&T University and the faculty of MasterCard University. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Loyola and a Master’s Degree – Administrative Science in Information Technology from Johns Hopkins University.