Tuesday, September 18, 2012

NEW NFHCA RANKINGS

After a great weekend of Field Hockey in Division I play, the new NFHCA rankings have come out just in time as teams gear up for their upcoming games this weekend. There have been quite a few teams moving around in the top 25, and a couple of new comers as well! One thing that has not changed however, is the standing of the top 6 teams. Here are the new standings released today, Sept. 18, 2012. 

Ranking Colors:
GREEN : MOVED UP IN THE RANKINGS
RED: MOVED DOWN IN THE RANKINGS
WHITE: RANKING REMAINED THE SAME
ORANGE: PREVIOUSLY UNRANKED, NEW TO TOP 25

2012 Penn Moto/ NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll

Released: September 18, 2012



1. University of North Carolina 
- This past weekend the Heels defeated ODU 3-2, which was broadcast on ESPN3.com, and defeated the Wake Forest 2-1 securing their top spot for another week. This Friday, the Heels will take on their historic rival, the DukeBlue Devils (#19), in Durham, as well as Stanford (#11) on Sunday at home in Chapel Hill. 

2. Syracuse University
- Syracuse has pulled out of last week's tie with Princeton to secure the #2 ranking this week after two big wins over Villanova and Kent State. This weekend they will be have to face the now #3 ranked Princeton Tigers on Sunday after playing Rutgers on Friday. It will be tough, but excited weekend to watch as these teams meet to battle out for the higher ranking!

3. Princeton 
- They may have technically gone down one ranking spot from last week, but all eyes will be on the Tigers as they play to gain the the higher ranking over Syracuse this Sunday at home. The Tigers will also be playing Yale on Saturday. It will be a great test for the Tigers to have a tough back-to-back weekend so early in the season!

4. Maryland 
- Maryland has stayed put at #4 this week. Looking head to this weekend, the Terps will face fellow ACC team, Wake Forest in Winston Salem. 

5. UConn
- The Huskies may have stayed put this week, but they will have their hands full this weekend when they face #16 University of New Hampshire on Friday and Villanova on Sunday. UNH has moved up five spots from last week and will be a good test for the Huskies!

6. Penn State
- Penn State is going to be facing a great weekend of Big 10 Conference competition this weekend with games against newly ranked #24 Indiana and #15 University of Michigan at Home. 

7. University of Virginia
- UVA Moved up 2 spots from last week with a win over Miami of Ohio on National Field Hockey Day. This weekend they will be heading to Boston this weekend to  face #12 Boston University and #22 Boston College. 

8. Northeastern
- Down 1 spot from last week,  Northeastern will face #20 William and Mary on Friday, and #9 Old Dominion on Sunday. Old Dominion is a very tough team and will be coming for a win to move up the rankings!

9. Old Dominion University
- ODU has moved Down 1 spot from last week, after losing to UNC and beating Wake Forest this past weekend. Looking forward, the Monarchs  play #8 Northestern, and will attempt to move back up in the rankings. The will also be facing Hofstra at the beginning of the weekend. 

10. Northwestern
- The Wildcats have stayed put at #10 after this weekend's play, and will be facing Ohio and Ohio State this weekend.

11. Stanford
- Up one spot over the weekend, the Cardinals will head to Chapel Hill, NC to face #1 UNC and Radford this weekend. 

12. Boston University
- Down one stop from after the weekend, the Terriers will face #7 University of Virginia at home this weekend. 

13. Iowa University
- Iowa is up one spot from last weekend after a win over Albany. This weekend the Hawkeyes will face the #15 Michigan State and Central Michigan. 

14. Wake Forest University
- Down one spot, after a win over Appalachian State and a loss to #1 Ranked UNC. The Demon Deacons will face the Maryland Terapins this weekend!

15. Michigan State
- Up 4 spots from last week and will be facing Big 10 conference competitor, Iowa and ACC competitor Duke this weekend. It will a a lot of traveling for the Michigan State girls, not be mention a lot of great hockey!

16. University of New Hampshire
- UNH has moved up a huge 5 spots, from their previous #21 ranking. Their new ranking will be put to the test when they face the #5 UConn Huskies. 

17. University of Michigan 
- Michigan has moved down one spot in the rankings this week. The girls will be traveling to play Bucknell and #6 Penn State this upcoming weekend in back-to-back games. 

18. Lafayette College 
- Recently unranked, Lafayette College has come into the Top 25 this week to secure the #18 spot. The Leopards' new ranking will be put to the test as the face #21 ranked Albany this Saturday. 

19. Duke University
- Duke is down 2 spots this week. This weekend the Blue Devils face their historic rival, the #1 Ranked North Carolina Tar-Heels, on their home turf Friday night. On Sunday, the Blue Devils will also host #15 Ranked Michigan State. It will be a weekend of stiff competition for the Blue Devils. 

20. College of William and Mary
- Recently unranked, the Tribe has come up into the rankings this week and will be playing Hofstra and #8 Ranking Northeastern. 

21. Albany
- Albany has moved down one spot this past week. 

22. Boston College
- BC has moved down 4 spots

23. Drexel 
- has moved down 8 spots

24. Indiana
- the Hoosiers have moved into the top 25 this week. Their new ranking will be tested when they face #6 Ranked Penn State this weekend. 

25. University of Massachusetts 


Monday, September 17, 2012

Weekend Results

This weekend was a great weekend of Games in Division I Field Hockey. Here are the results of the games that Hockey Power spotlighted for the weekend. 

UNC  vs. Old Dominion                                                                    Princeton vs. Dartmouth
     2      -     1                                                                                                    4        -        1

Maryland vs. Boston College                                                          Rutgers vs. UConn
            7        -        4                                                                                      0     -       5
 
Villanova vs. Syracuse                                                                     UVA vs. Miami (Ohio)
         2        -      5                                                                                      6     -       1

Iowa vs. Albany                                                                                 Michigan vs. Fairfield                                        
     2     -       1                                                                                                    5       -       0

Richmond vs. Duke                                                                           Wake Forest vs. UNC
            1      -      2                                                                                                 1     -      2

Northwestern vs. Ball State                                                           Old Dominion vs. Duke
                   8        -         0                                                                                            3     -      1


We will have to wait and see how these scores change the NFHCA Rankings for this week!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Weekend Games September 14-16

WEEKEND GAMES TO CHECK OUT 

September 14-16


SPOTLIGHT GAME OF THE WEEKEND:
 UNC #1 vs. ODU #8
ESPN3.com GAME

The first two weeks of games in Division Field Hockey have been very exciting. Upset after upset, it is hard to have a clear-cut #1 thus far. The always strong, University of North Carolina currently holds the #1 spot. They will be tested this weekend by an old Field Hockey rival, Old Dominion University. Every time these two teams play each other it is always a hard fought game to the finish. They are two of the most historic Field Hockey programs in Division I and will battling this weekend on FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14th at 6pm, and is going to be broadcasted live on ESPN3.com!




           VS






The game is being held at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and is the Heels' Home Opener.  To tune in check out ESPN3.com to check out the live coverage and commentary!

OTHER SPOTLIGHT GAMES:
*NFHD = National Field Hockey Day Contests

Sept. 14 : Maryland #4 vs. #18 Boston College
- Sept. 14 : #2 Syrcause vs. Villanova

- Sept. 14 : Iowa #14 vs. Albany #20

- Sept. 15: Princeton #2 vs. Dartmouth * NFHD*

- Sept. 15: UConn #5 vs. Rutgers *NFHD*

- Sept. 15: University of Virginia #9 vs. Miami of Ohio *NFHD*

- Sept. 16 : University of Michigan#16 vs. #23 Fairfield

- Sept. 16: Duke #17 vs. Richmond #25

- Sept. 16: Wake Forrest University #13 vs. University of North Carolina #1

September 15th is National Field Hockey Day. What is your team doing? Send us a picture of your team attending one of the spotlight games, putting on a clinic, of celebrating Field Hockey and your team could win a HARROW PRIZE PACK! Tweet @HarrowFH or email us!

Get your Harrow On!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Millersville Celebrates National Field Hockey Day

Millersville Field Hockey 

Gears Up For National Field Hockey Day




Millersville Field Hockey, one of Harrow's sponsored Field Hockey Teams, is celebrating National Field Hockey Festival by putting together a HARROW GIFT CARD RAFFLE for fans that attend their game against Slippery Rock. The Gift Cards total $500! If you are in the area, head over Chryst Field at Biemesderfer Stadium to cheer on the Marauders at 4pm on Saturday Sept. 15!

What is your team doing!? 
 Email Harrow what your team is planning on doing for National Field Hockey Day along with any photos, and you'll have a chance to win a HARROW PRIZE PACK. 
GET YOUR HARROW ON!

Friday, September 7, 2012

NATIONAL FIELD HOCKEY DAY SEPT 15th

Harrow Sports is proud to help put together the first ever NATIONAL FIELD HOCKEY DAY 

Sept. 15

CHECK OUT THE BELOW VIDEO TO SEE HARROW's SPONSORED PLAYER RACHEL DAWSON TALK ABOUT NATIONAL FIELD HOCKEY DAY


National Field Hockey Day is a great way to get out and support the game that we all love by getting out there and promoting the sport. Introduce the game to a friend, family member, or group of people with your team and take a photo and TWEET @HarrowFH to win a HARROW FIELD HOCKEY PRIZE PACK!

The HARROW FIELD HOCKEY PRIZE PACK will be awarded to the team with the best celebration of National Field Hockey Day! The Tweet has to be sent on the 15th of September. 

GET YOUR HARROW ON!

Harrow Sponsored Teams at the Top

HARROW FIELD HOCKEY IS PROUD TO SPONSOR THE TOP RANKED TEAMS IN THE NCAA





#1 RANKED UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS


#2 RANKED SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY


                                                                                                                            
GOOD LUCK TO ALL TEAMS IN UPCOMING GAMES THIS WEEKEND 





Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Gateway Field Hockey Classic

GATEWAY FIELD HOCKEY CLASSIC

Labor Day Weekend proved to be a rainy weekend full of exciting Field Hockey in Saint Louis, Missouri at the Gateway Field Hockey Classic Tournament. Over 48 High School teams from across the Midwest came to play in the 15th annual Gateway Classic Tournament, which is the largest High School Tournament in the country! This was the first year that Harrow sponsored the tournament, so we were excited to be able to get to the Midwest and see all the great Hockey being played!!

There were lots of teams to watch, but one thing is for sure, Field Hockey in the Midwest is NOT to be underestimated! Here are some of the teams that made our "TEAMS TO LOOK OUT FOR" list for the upcoming fall. 

POOL A
New Trier (Chicago, IL) : New Trier is always a strong team, and this year is no different. After coming off winning the state championship for Illinois last season, New Trier one of the top teams in the Midwest and will have a target on its back for this upcoming season. This weekend they were placed in the top pool along with St. Louis' Nerinx Hall and Villa Duchesne, and Louisville's duPont Manual High School, and did not disappoint. It came down to Villa and New Trier battling for the top spot, and after a very competitive game; New Trier came out on top winning Pool A. Both team had their chances, but New Trier's offense broke down the Villa Saint's defense and finished up on top. It was a great game to watch with great play from both teams.

Villa Duchense ( Saint Louis, MO): Second by a hair, the Villa Saints were looking extremely tough this weekend. The girls were working well together and are a very cohesive team. As always, they will be a tough team to beat this fall in Saint Louis. Even though the lost to New Trier, based on the point system of the tournament they almost took the top spots based on their shutouts. The saying "defense championships, may prove to be true for the Saints this season. 

POOL B
It turned out to be a battle of the Saint Louis teams in this pool. Lafayette (Saint Louis, MO) Coached by Kate O'Connell, the NFHCA National High School Coach of the Year, the defending Midwest Champions looked strong this weekend at the Classic. Senior Kate Barber, who is committed to play at Indiana University next year and was last year's player of the year for Saint Louis, stood out against all of the Lancer's opponents. Lafayette won their pool and will be a team to look out for this season in St. Louis.

John Burroughs: The Bombers are always a strong team, and this year will be no different. The team has a small squad by comparison, but is showing strength in their younger players. Two of the youngest, Condie and Carlson, are both starting as freshman and excelling in their new positions on the team. Burroughs is going to be a tough team to beat as the season continues. The combination of the new freshman and strong upperclassmen will prove to be a great strength for this team, that will only strengthen as the season continues.

POOL C
Lake Forrest: (Chicago, IL) Lake Forrest always has a competitive team and this weekend was no different. Battling against Dallas' Hokaday and Saint Louis' Marquette and Cor Jesu Academy.

Pool D Champion's MICDS RAMS Coached by Lynn Mittler and Margot George
Pool J Champions: DEERFIELD

POOL D

MICDS (Saint Louis, MO) took the D Pool's Championship with a win over another Saint Louis team, St. Joseph Academy. Coached by Lynn Mittler and Margot George, the Rams were an offensive force that proved to be hard to score on. Each team had their chances, but MICDS was able to hold off St. Joe ensuring the victory and pool championship for the Rams. 
Pool E Champions VISITATION (St. Louis, MO) 

Champions:  ASSUMPTION 
Pool F Champions: KENTUCKY COUNTRY DAY






Pool G Champions : ARROWHEAD (Hartland, WI)
 Congrats on all of the teams that participated this weekend. It was a great rainy weekend of Field Hockey. Good Luck in your seasons!