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 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.
Minke van de Poll – Field Hockey
#Congrats to our student-athlete Minke van de Poll from the Netherlands who will be studying and playing field hockey at Southern New Hampshire University in the USA as of Fall 2023.
Lara Beekhuis – Field Hockey
#Congrats to our student-athlete Lara Beekhuis from the Netherlands who will be studying and playing field hockey at Harvard University in the USA as of Fall 2023.
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My story at Lehigh University: Sarah Bonthuis
I am Sarah Bonthuis and I am currently studying
at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where I combine my studies with hockey in
the college hockey team. I am writing this experience story after my last season as senior (fourth year).
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Placements – Field Hockey
University of Virginia, 2019
Phine van Zijl
Princeton University, 2021
Southern New Hampshire University, 2022
University of Virginia, 2022
Hannah de Gast
University of Massachusetts in Amherst, 2021
Pace University 2021
Penn State University, 2022
University of Pennsylvania, 2021
Carolina Escribano Cáceres
Dartmouth College, 2021
St. Michael's College, 2021
Rhodes College, 2021
Mila de Kuijer
University of Louisville, 2021
Temple University, 2021
Lafayette College, 2021
Hofstra University, 2021
The University of British Columbia, 2021
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