Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wheaton College in Massachusetts building off last year

A year after reaching the semifinals in the NEWMAC Tournament, the Wheaton College field hockey team in Massachusetts wants to solidify themselves as one of the top teams in the conference. "After last year's heartbreaking loss in the semifinal round against Wellesley, we feel fully prepared to be the team to beat," says forward Julia Atwood. Read more in the Wheaton Wire.

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York High rolling along again in Maine

The York High field hockey team in Maine graduated 12 players from last year's Class B state championship team, so coach Barb Marois didn't want to set her expectations too high this fall. So much for that: Top-ranked York remained unbeaten with a 2-1 victory over third-ranked Wells on Tuesday. The Wildcats improved to 9-0 in Western Class B while Wells dropped to 7-2, each loss by one goal to York. Read more in Maine Today.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Colorado Academy defense stymies Kent 1-0

Colorado Academy tipped rival and perennial power Kent Denver 1-0 on Wednesday in a game that could be a preview of the playoffs. The Sun Devils (4-1-2) at times dominated the action and had numerous corners, but could not convert their chances into a score. Kelly Florence scored for CA (7-2) in the first half and the Mustangs' defense made the goal stand up for a big home win.

Kent will have a chance to redeem itself quickly: the team travels to Grandview (0-5-1) on Wednesday, then comes home to face Denver East (6-1) on Saturday. CA hosts Fort Collins (4-4) on Thursday, Smoky Hill (4-3-1) on Saturday.

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New Jersey field hockey roundup

The Schalick High School field hockey team whitewashed Deptford in Tri-County Conference action on Monday in New Jersey. But there's more: Kingsway blanked Delsea and you can also check out results for games between Highland-Penns Grove, Cumberland-Woodstown, Clearview-Gloucester Catholic, and St. Joe's-Lower Cape May. et the details at NJ.com.

Lower Dauphin field hockey keeper pulls out the stops

Good field hockey teams and good goaltenders go hand in hand. You can have a good goaltender on a bad team, but seldom can you have a good team without a good goaltender. Lower Dauphin (Pa.) senior Lisa Shaffer qualifies on both accounts for one of the best field hockey programs in the midstate area, the District 3 champs. Read more on PennLive.

Cape Cod alive with field hockey action

The field hockey action's fast and furious in and around Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Alex Goward scored late and Bourne secured a key 1-0 South Coast Conference field hockey victory over Fairhaven on Monday. In other action, D-Y rolled over Nauset, Falmouth and Sandwich tied, while Marshfield rolled. Get all the details from the Cape Cod Times.

Monday, September 28, 2009

High scoring field hockey in New Jersey

A pair of New Jersey's top teams, Johnson of Clark and Moorestown, met in a highly-anticipated matchup on Friday. The result was a high-scoring affair, featuring Johnson's Jess Rusin and Moorestown's Elizabeth Johnson, that no one anticipated. Read more at NJ.com.

And check out these photo slideshows of action in that area as well.

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Score doesn't tell story of Cheshire-Greenwich thriller


Those who missed last Friday's Cheshire-Greenwich field hockey game in Connecticut might be deceived by the fact the game ended a scoreless tie after overtime. Scoreless games are often dominated by midfield play, with the majority of the action taking place between the teams' 25s. Scoring chances are minimal and the respective goalies usually don't record a large number of saves. Not so during this dynamic game. Read more in The Advocate and check out its slideshow of the game.

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Andover (Mass.) playing for more than victories


The Andover (Mass.) High field hockey team is off to a 5-0-1 start after an 18-2-2 run last fall that was the program’s best since 1989. But the Golden Eagles are playing for more than a state title this year. Off the field, Andover is honoring the memory of a former player who lost her battle with cancer last May -- 2006 graduate Lauren Ciampa. Find out more about the team, which includes Laura Dimitrok (left in photo) and what it's doing to honor Ciampa at Boston.com.

Friday, September 25, 2009

New home nice, but not enough for Hamilton-Wenham

Everything was perfect for the Hamilton-Wenham (Mass.) Regional High School field hockey team’s recent home opener at their new field. Well, almost everything. Powerhouse Manchester Essex was the competition. Find out about the game and why Hamilton-Wenham is excited about their new digs at Wicked Local Hamilton.

New Bedford (Mass.) shuts down Westport

New Bedford (Mass.) HS sweeper Ashlee Aranjo kept the area in front of goalkeeper Sabrina Hinchey nice and clean on Thursday. The result? Only three shots on goal and a 2-0 road win for New Bedford (3-3) at Westport. Read more in the South Coast News.

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Camden Catholic (N.J.) tips Seneca


Camden Catholic High School of Cherry Hill, N.J., peppered the Seneca net and came away with a 1-0 win Tursday. It could have been far more: In the second half, the Irish (4-2 overall, 2-2 division) outshot the Eagles (0-5, 0-3) by 10-0. The game-winner came on a redirection by Camden Catholic sophomore Danielle Frasca. Read more in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Decision dooms field hockey in Philly?


Now THIS isn't good news. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association recently decided to eliminate a girls' soccer championship in the spring, beginning next year, and hold only one in the fall. That, in turn, might mean the end of some of the field hockey programs in Philadelphia's Public League, because fall soccer will compete for not only players but field space. Read more in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Watertown HS unbeaten in Massachusetts field hockey


The Watertown (Mass.) High School field hockey team is on a roll. The goal they allowed in the final minutes of a 3-1 victory on Wednesday over Lexington was the first the Raiders have allowed in five games this season. They have outscored opponents 26-1, according to the Daily News Tribune. Read more about the team.

The Gloucester (N.J.) Catholic High School field hockey team finished last season 3-9-4, but got off to an undefeated start this season in its first three games. Wednesday’s Tri-County Conference interdivision battle with Salem changed all that. See what happened at NJ.com.

When is a tie like a loss? Ask the players of St. Stephen's/St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.), the defending Independent School League field hockey champs, who allowed a late goal in a 1-1 draw with Georgetown Visitation this week. See the story.

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Favorite hard to find in Colorado

The weather may be clearing after several days of rain in Colorado, but a good view of the state's top field hockey team remains hard to get. The weather has a role in that murkiness, washing out what would have been a telling game on Wednesday between Kent Denver (2-1-2) and the defending state champs at St. Mary's Academy (4-2 overall, 4-1 in conference).

The team with the most wins through Wednesday's action, Denver East (5-1), might seem the logical leader. But it's worth waiting to see how the Angels fare over a challenging stretch in their next four games, when they play Kent Denver, Cherry Creek, Smoky Hill, and Colorado Academy.

Don't sleep on Colorado Academy (4-2), the only team so far to beat Denver East and Cherry Creek (4-1-3). The Mustangs' 3-0 win over Creek on Wednesday ended the Bruins' four-game winning streak. Palmer Ridge (4-0-2) is worth attention as well, since they own a win over St. Mary's and a tie with Kent.

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UNC-Greensboro to host annual JV tournament




The University of North Carolina - Greensboro and the Greensboro Day School have teamed up once again in efforts to promote Heart Health and female athletics. The annual JV tournament welcomes over 150 athletes to a fun, competitive and educational day on the Greensboro Day School campus. Read More Here

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tabb High School named Harrow Showcase Team of the Week


Congratulations to Tabb High School of Yorktown, VA, Harrow's Showcase Team of the Week! Coach Wendy Wilson lead the team to an undefeated 24-0 season in 2008 and is off to an 8-0 start thus far in 2009.

To date, the Tigers have outscored their opponents 58-1 and captured the Herndon Tournament Championship (Northern, VA) by defeating 9 time defending champion Lake Braddock 5-0.


Congratulations and good luck with the rest of your season, Tabb!!



To nominate a deserving player and/or team please contact Alli Tanner at atanner@harrowsports.com. Nominations must include statistics and a picture!

Field hockey from N.Y., Massachusetts and N.H.

After sharing first place with Germantown and Ichabod Crane last season, Taconic Hills made a statement in its first meeting with the Germantown this fall by way of a 1-0 victory on Tuesday. Taconic Hills now stands as the only undefeated team in Patroon Conference (N.Y.) varsity field hockey play. With 10:04 left in the first half, Lady Titans’ Sandra Santana scored the only goal on a penalty corner. Taconic Hills' Rachel Preusser, center, chases down a ball. Read more.

The Attleboro (Mass.) High field hockey team dominated Taunton for its first Old Colony League victory of the season Tuesday, holding the visitors to just two shots on goal in a 3-0 victory. Kara Mercier got Attleboro (4-0-2 ) on the scoreboard first and Kaleigh Gagnon and Jordan Childs added second-half goals. Read more.

St. Thomas Aquinas High School (6-1) field hockey team whipped visiting Bedford 6-2 on Tuesday in Dover, N.H., but after the game the Saints felt it was far from their best performance of the season. "Today wasn't a showcase of how we can play," St. Thomas junior midfielder Emily Baker said. "(We need) to get back in sync with one another. The communication was off today." Read more.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Summit wins big matchup in N.J.


They promised it would be a great matchup, and it was. Summit (No. 14 in The Star-Ledger Top 20) upended its Union County rival and No. 10 Johnson, by a 4-3 score when Sarah Cummings scored in overtime. Visit NJ.com for the story and a photo slideshow.

In other games: Ali Bruschi scored two goals as the Wilton (Conn.) High field hockey team improved to 2-0 on the season with a dominating 4-0 win at Brien McMahon. Read more. Across the country in northern California, Becca Barker scored three goals and had one assist as the Chico High field hockey team remained unbeaten in the Eastern Athletic League with a 7-3 home victory over Lassen on Monday. Read more at ChicoER.com.

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Maryland remains unbeaten and atop the NFHCA Coaches Poll


The Terps beat the Golden Bears of Cal Berkeley 8-0 last night to improve to 9-0 on the season and remain #1 on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division 1 Coaches Poll.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Unbeaten Gardiner rolling in Maine

Kashley Weymouth scored three goals as the Gardiner (Maine) field hockey team blanked Maine Central Institute 5-0 recently in Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B play. Weymouth now has scored nine goals through the first six games for Gardiner (6-0). Kayla Michaud stopped eight shots for MCI (1-4-0). In other Maine field hockey action:

Maranacook 3, Waterville 0: Hayley Pierce, Meghan Surette and Amanda LaPorte scored second-half goals to lead the Black Bears. Messalonskee 1, Bangor 0: Taylor Libby's goal lifted the Eagles. Oak Hill 10, Lincoln 1: Ashley Paradis, Emily Grass and Becca Tucci scored two goals apiece to lead the Raiders.

Get more from the KennebeckJournal/Morning Sentinel web site.

Big matchups, big wins in N.J., Ohio, Massachusetts

  • Sara Murphy scored a goal and assisted on another as Bishop Stang field hockey of North Dartmouth, Mass., beat Seekonk, 3-0, over the weekend. It was the first non-conference game for the Spartans, who also got goals from Madison DaCosta and Lauren Gonzaga. Get the full report from SouthCoastVarsity.com.
  • The Hudson (Ohio) Lady Explorers ran their record to 4-0 as they blanked host Stow-Munroe Falls 4-0 on Sept. 16. Hudson dominated on defense and scored twice in each half as the Lady Bulldogs saw their record fall to 2-2. Hudson goal-scorers included Mallory Vehar, Aria Began, and Sadie Slager, who scored twice. Check out the full story from HudsonHubTimes.com.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Needham off to a fast start


The Needham (Mass.) High School field hockey team might not be a national power, but the team's off to a strong start this season, setting a school record with six goals in one win and then upsetting longtime tormentor Dedham. Although a loss followed to rival Wellesley, Needham senior co-captain Miriam Hammer said “I have really high hopes for this season." Check out more coverage at Wicked Local Needham.

Lower Dauphin whips rival Hershey

Rivalry games are worth the same as any other game, but don't try and tell that to the teams involved. They know a win over a longtime rival always is a little sweeter. Just ask the players of Lower Dauphin, who whipped rival Hershey 5-2 on Wednesday in their first Mid-Penn Keystone field hockey game this season. Rachel Claroni of Hershey got them the early lead, but Bre White's three goals and one assist led Lower Dauphin to the win. Check out the great coverage, including a terrific slideshow, at PennLive.com.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Undefeated teams match up in Maine

Conference battles continue to heat up across the country. In Maine on Tuesday, Cari Posternak's goal midway through the second half broke a scoreless tie and York went on to a 2-0 victory against Falmouth in a game between undefeated Western Maine Conference field hockey teams. Check out all the games at the Portland Press Herald.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

ACC claims 4 of top 5 spots


The University of Maryland (1), University of North Carolina (2), Wake Forest University (3) and University of Virginia (5) have thus far held up the strong tradition of ACC dominance in D1 NCAA field hockey by claiming 4 of the top 5 rankings for the week of 9/15/09.
Check out NFHCA.ORG for the complete rankings.

Looking ahead to the season in New Jersey


The field hockey season's starting to heat up in New Jersey, where the competition's always strong. The folks at NJ.com have done a season preview, including a long list of players to watch, including Danielle Allan of Pompton Lakes, Grace Christus of Bernards, Alex Diekmann of Holmde, Lisa Patrone of Washington Township, and Jess Rusin of Johnson High (pictured).

Friday, September 11, 2009

FIH Releases 2010 Men's World Cup Qualifer Schedules


Check out worldhockey.org for the 2010 Men's World Cup Qualifier Schedules. Our USA Men will travel down to Argentina November 14-22, 2009 to take on Belgium, Ireland, Argentina, Czech Republic and Chile. GO USA!!!

NC Hockey

It’s not unusual to see three North Carolina teams ranked in the top 10 in Field Hockey. Nobody should be shocked when they look at the preseason college poll (bottom left corner) and see UNC, Wake and Duke near the top of the D1 rankings.

But high school? Now that’s a different story! Check out the current high school national rankings from yesterday. Not less than four teams from North Carolina on the front page.
Who are these girls? Well, for those of you who play a bit further north; a little color. Durham Academy, Country Day and Latin have been the cream of North Carolina hockey over the past decade. All three schools have very strong programs and battle amongst each other annually for the private school state championship. Chapel Hill High is also a perennial favorite in the public division.

The national highlight game of the week should be today as #2 Durham Academy travels south to take on #3 Country Day. It will be a battle and set the stage for early season superiority.
Want to see your team on the front page? Truth be told, I think it helped this week to….play early, play often and WIN!

See ya’ll at Festival and Disney!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

We're up and running!

Players, Parents, Coaches and Fans, thank you for checking out Harrow's new and improved website, http://www.hockeypower.com/! Throughout the season you will find current HS and NCAA rankings, Player/Team showcases from across the nation and much more!

Don't agree with the rankings? Help out and update scores!

Email hockeypower@harrowsports.com with questions

Eastern's Kelsey Mitchell nominated as the first Harrow Showcase Player of the Week

Congratulations to Kelsey Mitchell (right), a senior standout on the Eastern Field Hockey team and the first Harrow Showcase Player of the Week.

Click here for a recent spotlight The Philadelphia Inquirer did on the ultra modest Iowa bound forward.


Best of luck to Kelsey and the rest of the Eastern Vikings as they set out for their 11th straight NJ State Championship!

Is there a future Harrow Showcase Player/Team of the Week in your neighborhood?
Send nominations to the Harrow Field Hockey Brand Manager, at atanner@harrowsports.com. Please include stats, picture, and brief career synopsis.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Colorado field hockey off to tight start

The top teams in Colorado field hockey have started the season with a rash of close games and ties, suggesting a competitive race to the state title.

Last year's state finalists were St. Mary's Academy and Kent Denver. The defending state champs from St. Mary's have gotten off to a solid start for new coach Karen Hutchinson, winning 2-1 over Colorado Academy and 4-3 over Cheyenne Mountain. Kent has tied its only game so far, a 3-3 game with Cherry Creek, and get a rematch with St. Mary's on Sept. 23.

Creek's record so far sounds like a Father's Day gift list: tie, tie, tie. That's right, they've wound up deadlocked with Smoky Hill (0-0), Cheyenne Mountain (2-2) and Kent (3-3). Speaking of Smoky Hill, they also thrashed Eaglecrest 8-0 on Sept. 5 and will be involved in the biggest game of this weekend when they host a noon match up Saturday (Sept. 12) with St. Mary's.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New and improved HockeyPower.com, coming soon!!


Keep your eyes peeled for the release of the new and improved HockeyPower.com!

A complete resource for National Field Hockey Rankings and News, highlighting high school players and teams of the week, feature stories from across the country, exclusive offers from Harrow Sports and much more!

National Players and Teams of the week may be nominated by HockeyPower.com registered coaches only. Make sure your team is eligible! Have your coach register your team on the website http://www.hockeypower.com/ and update scores throughout the season.
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