2009 Field Hockey News

  • 2009 Field Hockey Season in Review
    August 01, 2010
    Following the lead of longtime head coach Andy Whitcomb, the Mount Holyoke field hockey team advanced to the Semifinal Round of the NEWMAC Tournament for the first time since the 2005 season. After upsetting third seeded Clark University 2-0 in the Quarterfinal Round, the Lyons were topped 2-0 by second seeded MIT in the Semifinals. They have qualified for the postseason in each of Whitcomb’s 11 seasons.
  • Awards Handed Out at Annual Athletic Banquet
    May 06, 2010
    The Mount Holyoke College Department of Athletics hosted its annual awards celebration this evening in Chapin Auditorium. Individuals from all 14 varsity teams were honored. Squash Head Coach Allen Fitzsimmons served as the event’s emcee. Soccer team member Lauren Orr earned the prestigious Alumnae Association Scholar-Athlete Award.
  • Seniors Honored at Scholar Athlete Reception
    May 06, 2010
    Prior to the annual athletics awards celebration this evening, 17 Mount Holyoke seniors representing 11 teams were honored as part of the College's second annual Scholar Athlete Reception. The recognition event highlighted those student-athletes who have excelled both on the field and in the classroom.
  • Future Lyon Featured in Daily Hampshire Gazette
    April 29, 2010
    Local field hockey standout Steph Slysz has opted to attend Mount Holyoke after leading Smith Academy to a pair of Western Massachusetts Championships. The forward was recently featured in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
  • SAAC Newsletter: Spring 2010
    April 12, 2010
    Mount Holyoke College's Student-Athlete Advisory Committe has released its Spring 2010 Newsletter. Read about the soccer team's trip to Japan, Kathryn Brummer's life as a student-athlete and more!
  • Field Hockey Earns National Academic Honors
    March 26, 2010
    The Mount Holyoke College women’s field hockey team was recently recognized by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association for achieving a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. In addition, nine individual members of the team were named to the 2009 NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad.
  • FHOCers Honored For Leadership
    February 08, 2010
    Mount Holyoke College honored the 18 women who made up the Field Hockey Organizing Committee (FHOC) at its annual Celebration of Student Achievement this afternoon. During the campus wide event, students and recent graduates were recognized for their leadership as demonstrated through academic excellence, community service and outstanding accomplishment.
  • Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie to Speak at Mount Holyoke
    January 13, 2010
    Award winning documentary filmmaker and well known motivational speaker Jenny Mackenzie will be visiting Mount Holyoke College on Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. to present her new film entitled "Kick Like A Girl." Her appearance will highlight the College’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration.
  • Video - Meet the FHOCers
    December 10, 2009
    The FHOCers were a group of Mount Holyoke students who volunteered to participate in the planning and execution of the NCAA Field Hockey National Championship.
  • Video - New at the Kendall Sports & Dance Complex
    December 10, 2009
    The Kendall Sports & Dance Complex was recently renovated and stocked with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Find out about Mount Holyoke's new athletic facilities.
  • FHOCers Earn "Lyon of the Week"
    November 24, 2009
    The FHOCers have earned a share of the Lyon of the Week award for the week of November 16-22.
  • National Championship: Salisbury Slips Past Messiah, 1-0
    November 22, 2009
    Salisbury picked up a thrilling 1-0 victory over Messiah in the National Championship at Mount Holyoke today.
  • Photos From Championship Friday
    November 21, 2009
    In addition to taking the field for practice sessions on Friday, the four teams also participated in community service activities and a banquet. Check out the photos by Leila Quinn and Katie Frick!
  • National Semifinals: Messiah Comes Back to Defeat Ursinus, 4-3
    November 21, 2009
    Messiah appeared headed for more postseason heartbreak, but then the Falcons showed the heart of a champion.
  • National Semifinals: Salisbury Edges Tufts, 1-0
    November 21, 2009
    After a four-year absence, Salisbury is headed back to the Division III National Championship.
  • Photos From Semifinal Saturday
    November 21, 2009
    Mount Holyoke hosted the Semifinal Round of the 2009 NCAA Division III Field Hockey National Championship. Check out the photos by Leila Quinn and Katie Frick!
  • NCAA.com: Division III Field Hockey Semifinals Notebook - They've Been Here Before
    November 20, 2009
    Three of last year's Final Four participants - Messiah, Ursinus and Tufts - have returned. Salisbury rounds out the field 
  • NCAA.com: Division III Field Hockey Semifinals Preview
    November 20, 2009
    The NCAA Division III Field Hockey National Semifinals are slated to take place at Mount Holyoke tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Turf Field.
  • MH News: A Truly Wide World of Sports - Alison Hersey Risch
    November 19, 2009
    Alison Hersey Risch '59 will toss the coin prior to Saturday's NCAA Division III Field Hockey National Semifinal contest between Tufts and Salisbury.
  • MH NEWS: Barbara Cassani Feature
    November 19, 2009
    Barbara Cassani ’82 will be the featured speaker at the 2009 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Champions Dinner on Friday evening.
  • Best NCAA Field Hockey Players to Talk Shop with Local Grade Schoolers
    November 18, 2009
    Student-athletes participating in the 2009 NCAA Field Hockey National Championship will drop by two local schools on Friday.
  • Follow the Champions Blog!
    November 18, 2009
    Over the course of the weekend, Mount Holyoke field hockey player Katie Frick will blogging about the events surrounding the NCAA Championship. Follow the Champions Blog!
  • Pair of Field Hockey Players Claim All-Region Accolades
    November 16, 2009
    Tricia Chase and Shara Robertson have earned Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region accolades.
  • Tickets to NCAA Division III Field Hockey Final Four Punched
    November 15, 2009
    Messiah, Ursinus, Tufts and Salisbury secured spots in the National Semifinals. Follow all the action throughout the tournament at Championship Central.
  • NCAA Division III Field Hockey Elite Eight Set
    November 14, 2009
    The NCAA Division III Field Hockey Tournament continued with eight second round matches today. Follow all the action throughout the tournament at Championship Central.
  • MassLive.com Feature
    November 13, 2009
    Mount Holyoke is serving as the host for the MIAA Field Hockey West Division Sectional Tournaments this week.
  • NCAA Tournament First Round in the Books
    November 12, 2009
    The NCAA Division III Field Hockey National Tournament kicked off with eight first round matches yesterday.  Follow all the action throughout the tournament at Championship Central.
  • NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Squads
    November 11, 2009
    The NEWMAC recently announced its 2009 Fall Academic All-Conference Teams. Twenty-one Mount Holyoke College student-athletes were recognized for their achievements in their respective sports as well as in the classroom. Academic All-Conference Teams were selected for the sports of cross country, field hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball.
  • Messiah Tops Final Field Hockey Poll
    November 10, 2009
    Messiah College is the nation's top ranked team for the ninth week in a row according to the final version of the NFHCA Poll (11/10/09).
  • Field Hockey Racks Up NEWMAC Postseason Accolades
    November 10, 2009
    Field hockey players Tricia Chase, Shara Robertson and Taylor Hedges earned NEWMAC All-Conference recongnition.
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