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.
In her freshmen year Femke wins her first price with Rhode College!
Four dutch players on the Pace University field hockey team! Have look at the interview.
Maryland field hockey forward Bibi Donraadt returned home to the Netherlands, where she volunteered to work at a vaccine clinic.
Each year, dozens of Dutch girls are awarded a field hockey scholarship from an American college or university. They go on to lead the dream life of a top student-athlete in the United States. Get an impression on what studying and playing field hockey at college feels like by watching this video.
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Placements – Field Hockey
Lindenwood University 2016
Hendrix College, 2016
Lieska Jehoram Cohen
St. Michael's College, 2017
Josephine van der Hoop
Monmouth University, 2016
Kenyon College, 2016
Lisa van der Geest
Lafayette College, 2016
Camille van der Vaart
Earlham College, 2016
Floor van Dommelen
Bryant University, 2016
University of Massachusetts in Amherst, 2015
St. Michael's College, 2015
Quirine van der Meijs
Pace University, 2015
Longwood University, 2015
Anne-Floor Jansen van Galen
University of Maryland, 2014
Southern New Hampshire University, 2017
Linde van Schaik
Rutgers University, 2015
Saint Louis University, 2017
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