Field Hockey

Women only

In North America, when you talk about hockey, people assume you mean ice hockey. While a global sport, field hockey is played primarily in certain regions in the US – mainly New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. There is limited competition on the West Coast and Midwest but the sport is growing in popularity throughout the country.

Field hockey can be played at more than 300 colleges and universities, but is open to female players only. There are many opportunities to find a team to suit your skills and level, from top level high schools to Division 1, 2, or 3 collegiate teams.

Field hockey study abroad

Field hockey at high school level is played mainly via school teams, offering both Junior Varsity and Varsity opportunities. However, there are a growing number of external clubs, offering everything from recreational play to targeted college-level practice, especially on the East Coast.

Field hockey is a fall sport and the high school/college competition season is short and intense, beginning at the end of August and lasting until the middle of November.

College-level field hockey is only played at 4-year colleges and universities and is governed by the NCAA. In the US there are 280 college varsity women’s field hockey teams.


Nadine de Koning – Field Hockey

Nadine played on the varsity team of the University of Virginia, a division I school. She graduated in 2018 and continued her studies in the Netherlands.
Read all about her adventures and the latest news here!

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Feize Türkmen’s story at a prep school & college – Field Hockey

Feize was only seventeen years old when she went to the States. Now, more than three years later, it is hard for her to imagine what life would have been like without this experience.

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Nadine de Koning about 4 years at UVA – Field Hockey

Nadine de Koning started playing field hockey at a young age in the Netherlands. After graduating from high school, she decided to pursue her dream: to combine top-level hockey with a study in America!

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Eva van Wakeren her favorite memories at LIU – Field Hockey

When Eva moved to New York to pursue her dream of attending a university in the United States, she could never have imagined this place would mean so much more to her than just a university.

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Placements – Field Hockey

Roos Mekelenkamp

Lincoln Academy, 2017

Lisa Maxwell

Manhattanville College, 2014

Carline van Schijndel

Ohio State University, 2014

Iris Blom

Swarthmore College, 2013

Maartje Wicherink

Monmouth University, 2014

Fleur van Zuylen

St. Michael's College, 2012

Jennifer Pels

University of Louisville, 2013

Emilie Van Zinnicq Bergmann

University of Virginia, 2014

Isabelle van der Kaaij

University of Delaware, 2014

Marjolein Kerstjens

St. Michael's College, 2014

Willemijn van Schie

Old Dominion University, 2014

Megan Hut

Earlham College, 2013

Marina Hamming

Roanoke College, 2013

Marin Vreeburg

Missouri State University, 2013

Nadia de Vries

St. Joseph's University, 2013

Marianne Reddingius

St. Michael's College, 2012

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For our clients in the Tailored Program we offer the unique service of our field hockey mentoring program

The program entails:

  • Giving feedback on your footage
  • Discussing the different pathways to reach your ultimate goals
  • Informing you about what matters most to coaches
  • Building character / pitching yourself to coaches
  • Teaching you how to build up a relationship and trust with coaches
  • Preparing you for an interview with coaches
  • Setting up your personal sport development program
  • Deciding on the final choice of an athletic program based on your goals