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.
Bibi Donraadt’s Dutch roots helped her become a star for Maryland field hockey
During Donraadt’s freshman season at Maryland, the Terps were locked in an overtime stalemate in the 2018 NCAA semifinal. Donraadt rifled a shot into the net in the 78th minute — punching her team a ticket to a national championship game.
Anneloes Knol and Cato Geusgens on the NFHCA National Academic Squad
Anneloes and Cato, both field hockey players at the University of Virginia, are on the on the NFHCA National Academic Squad.
Lynn Göttgens – Field Hockey
#Congrats to our student-athlete Lynn Göttgens from the Netherlands who will be studying and playing field hockey at Pace University in the USA as of Fall 2022.
Anouk Knuvers Named NFHCA Scholars of Distinction
Anouk Knuvers and three of her teammates have been named to the NFHCA Scholars of Distinction by National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).
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Placements – Field Hockey
Roos van den Berg
Limestone College, 2017
Long Island University in Brooklyn, 2017
Rider University, 2017
Stonehill College, 2016
Lieke van Nieuwenhuizen
Pace University, 2017
Wilbraham & Monson Academy, 2018
Ball State University 2017
American University, 2017
Anne van der Erve
St. Michael's College, 2016
Mount Olive University, 2019
University of California in Davis, 2018
Long Island University, 2019
Monmouth University, 2014
Queens University of Charlotte, 2018
Stonehill College, 2018
Isa van der Weij
Michigan State University, 2018
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