Monday, November 24, 2008

Maryland Terps win NCAA D1 Championship


Congratulations to the University of Maryland Terrapins on their 3rd National Championship in 4 years. The Terps beat ACC rival Wake Forest 4-2 in the championship game after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 2-1 in a semi-final over time thriller. This is the 8th consecutive year an ACC team has won the national title. UNC won in 2007 with Maryland winning back to back in 2005 and 2006 and Wake Forest three-peating in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Final 2008 HS Rankings

HockeyPower's final High School field hockey rankings for 2008 place Wyoming Seminary of Kingston, PA in the #1 spot. Sem finished their season with a record of 23-1 and the PIAA-AA championship crown. Congratulations to head coach Kim Klassner who not only lead her team to their 3rd PIAA-AA State Championship, but also captured her 500th career victory.
Rounding out the top 5 are Summit Oak Knoll, Group I State Champion (20-1-1) of NJ; Louisville Sacred Heart, State Champions from Kentucky (29-0) who own the longest winning streak at 83-0; Penn Manor from Millersville, PA who at (24-2-1) won the PIAA-AAA title over Hershey 5-0; and North Caldwell West Essex also out of New Jersey who won the Group II State Championship.
It is extremely difficult to rank all of these amazing high school teams from different states against each other. I would love to see a Tournament of Champions for the winners from each state tournament to declare a high school national champion. With interest and some research maybe next year Harrow will sponsor such a thing... What do you think?

Congratulations to all State Champions, and High School field hockey players for another fun and successful season.
Best of luck to all the Seniors beginning new adventures and everyone continuing their field hockey careers.

Yours in Sport,

Alli

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Harrow Ice Hockey

Hello Harrow Hockey Fans,
My name is Jeff Corey. One of the many hats I wear at Harrow is to help evolve the Ice Hockey Line. Now that Christian Hockey has been sold back to the good people in Minnisota, we have a strong focus on re-launching Harrow Hockey.
With growing demand for our Lacrosse, Squash, and Field Hockey line of equipment and custom team apparel, the decision to go back to Harrow Hockey was simple. Our loyal customers have spoken, and they wanted to see the bright colors of Harrow on their hockey product.
Click the following link on our website to check out the new Custom 2-Piece Harrow 300 engine.
With the many colors, shapes, finishes, curves, and flexes, there are over 1,100 different ways to assemble a stick that is right for you.
See you on the ice...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

NCAA Field Hockey Championship Brackets


Division 1 Bracket (Photo of the Michigan State field hockey team reacting to their selection as a host site)

Maryland, Iowa, Syracuse and Wake Forest won the top 4 seeds and will host 1st and 2nd rounds, except for Iowa that will play at Michigan State University. What do you think of the draw? I am always interested to see how it will turn out, there are always a few teams that feel they pulled the short end of the stick. Overall I think the bracket is "fair", especially if you are a Syracuse or North Carolina fan, but probably not so much if you support Maryland or Wake Forest.

I think the Final Four has a great chance to look very similar to 2007, give or take one of the ACC teams. We have the most exciting and competitive field hockey weekend ahead of us with the best 16 teams in the Nation playing back to back for a trip to Lousiville for the Final Four.

Post your predictions!!



The Final Four is set for this weekend with Bloomsburg and Shippensburg playing Friday night in the first semifinal game for a shot at the National Championship on Sunday against the winner of the second semifinal match up between UMass Lowell and Bentley.



The Division III Field Hockey Championship is down to the Elite 8 and will play their second and third round games this weekend with the Semifinal and Championship games next weekend.
Let me know what you think!!
Alli

Monday, November 10, 2008

Conference Champions set sights on NCAA tournament


Congratulations to all NCAA Conference Champions!


ACC - University of Maryland

Big 10 - Iowa University (picture)

America East - University of Albany

Big East - Syracuse University

Atlantic 10 - University of Massachusetts

MAC - Kent University

NorPac- Stanford

Northeast - Lockhaven University

Patriot League - American University

CAA - James Madison University


I, like most of you, anxiously await the NCAA tournament bracket release which will be aired live on NCAA.com at 8pm EST on Tuesday, November 11th.
Congratulations to the East Chapel Hill Wildcats as they won the North Carolina State Championship in overtime against town rival, Chapel Hill High.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Make it 10!


Add the Ann Arbor Pioneers to the list of Champions! Defeating Huron 2-0 completed their undefeated season and captured them their 4th straight Michigan State Championship. Congratulations!!

9 more Champions!


9 teams reigning from Ohio, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island celebrated State Championships over the weekend.


N.Kingston (picture) defeated Bay View (1-0, 3OT) in the Division 1 Rhode Island championship while Moses Brown beat Wheeler (3-0) in Division 2.


Maine holds 3 seperate tournaments for Classes A, B and C. Skowhegan claimed the Class A crown by defeating Scarborough, York took the Class B Championship over Nokomis and N. Yarmouth defeated Dexter for the Class C title.


New Hampshire also produced 3 State Champions from Classes I, L and M-S. Merrimack Valley defeated Kennet 2-1 for the Class I championship. Londonderry defeated Pinkerton 2-0 in Class L while Newfound Regional defeated Berlin 4-1 for the Class M-S title.


Hathaway Brown, Shaker Heights captured Ohio's only State Championship by defeating Columbus Academy, Gahanna 3-1 on Saturday.


Congratulations to all the Champions and runner-ups on an outstanding season!!


Pennsylvania will begin their State tournament tomorrow, here is the bracket.

Have a great week!
Alli