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.


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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Go USA Field Hockey training

Why not come to our Go USA Hockey practice session!
Get acquainted with the American way of playing hockey. It is really different from what you are used to!

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Webinar Field Hockey & Study in the USA

Is field hockey your passion and are you looking to combine sports with a study abroad? Are you curious about what studying at a high school, college or university involves?

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Sarah Bonthuis and her team won it’s second Patriot League Championship in program history

Lehigh defeated No. 1 Boston University 2-1 in overtime to secure the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament berth!

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Placements – Field Hockey

Elisha Brinkman

Stonehill College, 2018

Yip Goudsmit

St. Michael's College, 2018

Juliette Eijssen

Manhattanville College, 2018

Eva van Wakeren

Long Island University in Brooklyn, 2018

Daphne Voorman

Michigan State University, 2018

Talitha Joustra

Hendrix College, 2018

Hanna Cohen Jehoram

Drew University, 2018

Annick Giebels

Lindenwood University, 2018

Sophie Groen

Cheshire Academy, 2018

Eva Bazen

Bryant University, 2018

Marijn Jaarsma

Bryant University, 2018

Julia Tuinman

Colgate University, 2018

Emily van Hijfte

Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017

Florine Hogendoorn

Syracuse University, 2017

Ghislaine Beerkens

State University of New York in Albany, 2017

Florine Beelaerts van Blokland

University of Richmond, 2017

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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