This weekend promises to follow the rest and produce exciting Collegiate Field Hockey across the Country. With the Big Ten and the ACC continuing their dominance in D1, University Park, PA is going to be the hot spot of the weekend. #13 Penn State, the reigning National Runner-up will host the #10 University of Virginia Cavaliers and the #5 University of Iowa Hawkeyes this weekend. Check out PSU's write up of the weekend, http://gopsusports.cstv.com/sports/w-fieldh/spec-rel/100808aab.html. Although I already knew PA was a hotbed for HS field hockey, I was surprised to see how many girls from these 3 teams are representing the Keystone state. Wake Forest will travel to the Mid-West to also play 2 Big Ten teams this weekend, Michigan State and Northwestern.
#1 Ranked Maryland will host Duke and U Penn this weekend in efforts to maintain their spot on top. The NCAA has a blog series written by athletes from various sports and divisions. Sarah Scholl, a Senior on the Terapin Field Hockey team has been writting updates on her experiences as a student-athlete all season, check it out; http://www.ncaa.com/default.php?sid=911&id=327894.
#2 Syracuse will battle Georgetown and American University in hopes to continue their unbeaten streak. Do you think they can do it? We'll find out...
If you're in the area, try to make it out to see a game, it's always better live!
Yours in Sport,