Little East Conference Field Hockey Archived News

2017-18 Field Hockey News

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  • Eastern Connecticut State Wins Little East Presidents’ Cup for 2016-17
    June 23, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Eastern Connecticut State University has won its third consecutive Little East Conference Presidents’ Cup for its overall academic performance during the 2016-17 season. The Warriors registered a cumulative grade point average of 3.12 for both the fall 2016 and spring 2017 academic calendar.
  • Eastern Connecticut State Wins LEC Commissioner’s Cup
    June 14, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – For the first time in the 17-year history of the Little East Conference Commissioner’s Cup, the Eastern Connecticut State Warriors claimed the league’s top honor for overall institutional performance on the competitive playing field. The Warriors accumulated a point average of 5.735 in the 2016-17 season.
  • Eastern Connecticut's Mastricola & Jankura Selected as 2017 NCAA Career in Sports Forum Participants
    May 31, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS – For the eighth year, the NCAA is inviting more than 230 current student-athletes, NCAA scholarship and grant recipients, all with an interest in working within the sports industry, to the Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis June 1-4. A committee from within the NCAA membership selected two student-athletes from the Little East Conference to attend:
  • PSU Field Hockey Student-Athletes Recognized Nationally for Classroom Work
    March 24, 2017
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Members of the Plymouth State University field hockey team have been recognized with national academic honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).
  • Little East Conference Launches Official Roku Streaming Channel
    March 02, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The Little East Conference through partnership with their official web-streaming broadcast partner, Stretch Internet, has announced the release of the official Little East Conference Roku channel. The free subscription to the Little East Conference Roku channel allows fans access to all LEC games live or on-demand and can be found by searching for “Little East Conference” on the Roku Channel Store.
  • LEC Announces 2016 Fall All-Academic Teams
    January 11, 2017
    To be named a sport All-Academic, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher through the spring semester of the current year and must be at least in sophomore standing academically and athletically, following the current academic season. The student-athlete must also be a full-time member of a varsity sport and be enrolled in its institution for a full academic year.
  • Keene State's Sami Smith Named NFHCA All-American
    December 06, 2016
    CHANDLER, Ariz. – A total of 48 student-athletes representing 34 different schools were selected to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-America Team announced on Tuesday.
  • #LEC30 Top Moment | UMass Dartmouth Field Hockey 2012
    December 02, 2016
    The 2012 UMass Dartmouth Corsairs field hockey team finished their season as one of the best teams in program history. The Corsairs posted a 17-6 record, tied for the most wins and won the program’s third Little East Conference championship and a berth into the NCAA Regional Tournament.
  • Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-Region Teams Announced
    November 28, 2016
    The Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-Region squads were announced on Monday with 197 student-athletes receiving either first or second-team recognition across the six regions.
  • Keene State Field Hockey Knocked out of NCAA Postseason
    November 14, 2016
    GRANTHAM, Pa.--No. 1 Messiah College outshot Keene State College 35-2 in a 5-0 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday morning.
  • LEC Announces 2016 Field Hockey All-Conference & Major Awards
    November 08, 2016
    The Little East Conference has released the 2016 LEC Field Hockey All-Conference Teams and Major Award recipients as voted on by the league’s 12 head coaches. The All-Conference teams consist of 19 student-athletes earning All-LEC honors for the first time.
  • Little East Conference Programs NCAA Bound!
    November 08, 2016
    The NCAA Division III Regional Tournaments are set for Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Volleyball and Field Hockey.
  • Field Hockey Wins Fourth-Consecutive LEC Championship With 5-0 Shut Out Over Southern Maine
    November 05, 2016
    The Keene State field hockey program earned its fourth-consecutive Little East Conference (LEC) Championship title and an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III tournament on Saturday afternoon, as the top-seeded Owls shut out the sixth-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies, 5-0, at Owl Athletic Complex.
  • Keene State Returns To LEC Championship With 4-2 Comeback Over Plymouth State
    November 02, 2016
    The Keene State College field hockey team scored three times in less than six minutes in the second half for a come-from-behind 4-2 win over Plymouth State University in the semifinals of the Little East Conference tournament at Owl Athletic Complex on Wednesday night.
  • Sixth Seed Southern Maine Rolls Into LEC Championship Game: USM 3, BSU 0
    November 02, 2016
    Junior Lindsay Jackson (Readfield, Maine/Maranacook) and classmate Tayla Smedberg (Oxford, Maine/Oxford Hills) combined for three goals to lead the sixth-seed University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 3-0 win over the seventh-seed Bridgewater State University Bears in the first semifinal game of the 2016 Little East Conference Field Hockey Championship Wednesday afternoon at Hannaford Field.
  • Field Hockey Weekly Awards Announced by LEC
    October 31, 2016
    Keene State's Julia Babbitt, Plymouth State's Kate McPherson and Bridgewater State's Allison Chappell and Melissa Butler earns weekly LEC honors.
  • Field Hockey Weekly Awards Announced by LEC
    October 24, 2016
    Keene State and UMass Dartmouth splits the week 8 awards.
  • Field Hockey Weekly Awards Announced by LEC
    October 17, 2016
    Kayla Quinn, Marita Brothers, Megan Fountaine and Jacquelyn Legendre Earns Weekly Field Hockey Honors.
  • #LEC30 Influencer: Amy Watson, Keene State
    October 14, 2016
    The Keene State field hockey program has won 11 LEC Championships in 15 LEC championship appearances, winning an LEC Championship 61 percent of the time. This dominance is a byproduct of their legendary coach Amy Watson.
  • Keene State Grabs Three Weekly Honors
    October 10, 2016
    Keene State Owls nearly swept this week's LEC honors.
  • LEC Highlights Field Hockey Rivalry in Game of Season
    October 10, 2016
    Two of the nation’s top offensive programs with the three-time defending LEC champion Keene State Owls hosting Plymouth State Panthers under the lights at 6:30 p.m. at Owls Athletic Complex. The LEC match will be web-streamed online in HD exclusively at LittleEast.TV.
  • LEC Announced Weekly Field Hockey Honors
    October 03, 2016
    Keene State's Smith, Worcester State's Antonelli and UMass Dartmouth's Carden and Burke earns LEC weekly honors.
  • Field Hockey Weekly Awards Announced by LEC
    September 26, 2016
    The Little East Conference announced the week four awards for Field Hockey.
  • Week 3 Field Hockey Awards
    September 19, 2016
    The Little East Conference Announces Field Hockey Weekly Awards for Week 3.
  • LEC Announces Game of the Season Fall Schedule
    September 15, 2016
    The Little East Conference has announced its “Game of the Season” schedule for the 2016 Fall sport season. The league aims to provide an expanded in-game and online fan experience, exclusively webcast via LittleEast.tv.
  • Week 2 Field Hockey Weekly Awards
    September 12, 2016
    Keene State's Smith repeats as Player of the Week after the Owls finish the week 3-0.
  • Field Hockey Weekly Awards Announced
    September 05, 2016
    2015 LEC Offensive Player of the Year, Sami Smith leads the way in Week One of 2016 season.
  • Keene State Field Hockey Voted Preseason Favorites
    August 31, 2016
    The three-time defending LEC Champions Keene State Owls field hockey team has been selected as the 2016 preseason favorites.

2015-16 Little East Field Hockey News


2014 Field Hockey News


2013 Little East Field Hockey News

  • NFHCA Announces 2013 All-New England West Selections
    November 26, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Seven members of the Little East Conference were recently named to the 2013 National Field Hockey Coaches' Association All-New England West teams. Keene State College senior Aimee Donaruma (Hampden, Mass.) and Katlyn Simula (Bridgewater, N.H.) and University of Southern Maine junior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine) were selected to the first-team.
  • Keene State Advances Past Gordon, 3-0
    November 13, 2013
    KEENE, N.H. – The Keene State College field hockey team is moving on. The Owls got goals from three different players and withstood an early second half flurry of shots by the Fighting Scots to post a 3-0 shutout victory Gordon College in a first-round NCAA Tournament game at Owl Athletic Complex on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Little East Releases 2013 Field Hockey Major Awards Program
    November 12, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Keene State College nearly swept the major awards program—winning three out of four—when the 2013 All-Little East field hockey teams were announced. Owls senior Katlyn Simula (Bridgewater, N.H.) was named the Defensive Player of the Year, freshman Sami Smith (Merrimack, N.H.) was selected as the Rookie of the Year, and Amy Watson was chosen as the Coach of the Year. University of Southern Maine junior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Mass.) prevented the KSC sweep by being voted as the Offensive Player of the Year recipient.
  • 2013 Little East Field Hockey Report #10
    November 11, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College senior Leddy Gallagher (Acton, Mass.) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 Little East Field Hockey Championship for her performance this past week.
  • Keene State Holds Off Plymouth State For Conference Crown
    November 09, 2013
    KEENE, N.H. – Seniors Leddy Gallagher (Acton, Mass.) and Katelyn Simula (Bridgewater, N.H.) scored goals within a three minute span early in the second half and top seed Keene State College held on to defeat third seed and rival Plymouth State 2-1 to capture the Little East Conference Field Hockey Tournament at Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday.
  • Plymouth State Downs Salem State In LEC Quarterfinals
    November 05, 2013
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Freshman Masha Lange (Danville, N.H.) scored the go-ahead goal with 8:05 remaining in the second half Tuesday afternoon as third-seeded Plymouth State University held off sixth-seeded Salem State University, 4-2, in a Little East Conference Field Hockey Tournament quarterfinal game at PSU's Arold Field.
  • Owls advance with 4-0 shutout over Lancers
    November 05, 2013
    KEENE, N.H. – Senior captain Aimee Donaruma (Hampden, Mass.) scored two goals and a swarming Owl defense limited the Lancers to just one shot as top seed Keene State College shutout eighth seed Worcester State 4-0 in a Little East Conference quarterfinal tournament game played at Owl Athletic Complex on Tuesday night.
  • Bridgewater State Advances To Little East Semifinals With 5-2 Win
    November 05, 2013
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Senior forward Carissa Vizakis (Bellingham, Mass.) and Demi Miskiv (Centerville, Mass.) each netted a pair of goals as the Bridgewater State University field hockey team posted a 5-2 victory over visiting Westfield State University in the opening round of the 2013 Little East Conference Tournament on Tuesday night at Swenson Field.
  • Corsairs Ride 1st Half Goals To Little East Semifinals
    November 05, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth field hockey team advance into the semi-final round of the Little East Conference Tournament after blanking the University of Southern Maine on Tuesday evening at Cressy Field, 2-0.
  • 2013 Little East Field Hockey Report #9
    November 04, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University freshman Kaitlyn Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) was selected as the Little East Field Hockey Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Keene State Earns Field Hockey Regular Season Title
    November 03, 2013
    KEENE, N.H. – The Keene State College field hockey team captured the Little East Conference regular season championship with a 3-2 victory over UMass Dartmouth before a spirited Senior Day crowd at Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday.
  • 2013 Little East Field Hockey Report #8
    October 29, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine junior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine) was named the Little East Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Field Hockey Report #7
    October 21, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Fitchburg State University freshman Stephanie Stearns (Mystic, Conn.) was selected as the Little East Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week and the Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Field Hockey Report #6
    October 14, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University junior Nikki Garvey (Canaan, N.H.) was selected as the Little East Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Taylor Records 150th Career Point To Lift Corsairs Past Huskies
    October 12, 2013
    GORHAM, Maine -- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior Eleanor Taylor (Fairhaven, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal to record her 150th career point to lift the Corsairs to a 2-1 victory at Southern Maine this afternoon in Little East Conference action.
  • 2013 Little East Field Hockey Report #5
    October 07, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Bridgewater State University senior Carissa Vizakis (Bellingham, Mass.) was named the Little East Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Gendron Named ECAC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week
    October 03, 2013
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Bridgewater State University junior defender Sarah Gendron has been selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week.
  • 2013 Little East Field Hockey Report #4
    September 30, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Bridgewater State University senior Demi Miskiv (Centerville, Mass.) was named the Little East Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Field Hockey Report #3
    September 23, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University junior Nikki Garvey (Canaan, N.H.) was named the Little East Co-Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Galvin Earns ECAC New England Defensive Player of the Week Honors
    September 17, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Bridgewater State University senior Olivia Galvin (Mashpee, Mass.) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the regional office.
  • 2013 Little East Field Hockey Report #2
    September 16, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Salem State University junior Lauren Pazdziorny (Middleton, Mass.) was honored as the Little East Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Field Hockey Report #1
    September 09, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College senior Katelyn Simula (Bridgewater, N.H.) was selected as the Little East Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • UMass Dartmouth Picked To Repeat As Field Hockey Champions
    August 27, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East field hockey coaches have selected the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as the preseason favorite to repeat as conference champions. In 2012, the Corsairs matched the program’s record for single season victories (17) and earned a berth into the NCAA Division III Championship field.

2012 Little East Field Hockey News

  • Plymouth State Captures ECAC New England Championship
    November 11, 2012
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Third-seeded Plymouth State State University erased a two-goal second-half deficit Sunday afternoon as the Panthers defeated top-seeded Bridgewater State University, 4-3, in overtime to capture the 2012 ECAC Division III New England Field Hockey Tournament championship.
  • 2012 Little East Fall All-Academic Teams Announced
    November 08, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office announced its 2012 Fall All-Academic Teams this afternoon. The conference honored a total of 200 student-athletes in its seven fall championship sponsored sports: men's and cross country, field hockey, men's and women's soccer, women's tennis and volleyball.
  • 2012 All-Little East Field Hockey Teams Announced
    November 06, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth nearly swept the major awards program when the conference office announced the 2012 All-Little East field hockey teams this afternoon.
  • 2012 Little East Field Hockey Report #10
    November 05, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth junior Victoria Dolce (Jamestown, R.I.) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 Little East Field Hockey Championship this past weekend.
  • Corsairs Claim 2012 Field Hockey Championship
    November 04, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Junior defender Victoria Dolce (Jamestown, R.I.) scored the only goal of the game off a penalty corner with just over 20 minutes remaining and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s field hockey team held on to defeat visiting Keene State, 1-0, in the championship match of the Little East Conference Tournament at Cressy Field Sunday.
  • Farland Sets Bridgewater State Goal Record in Bears Win
    November 01, 2012
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Bridgewater State University field hockey team advanced to the semifinal round of the 2012 Little East Conference Tournament as the second-seeded Bears downed seventh-seeded University of Southern Maine, 3-0, on Thursday evening at Swenson Field.
  • UMass Dartmouth Advances Into Little East Semifinals
    November 01, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s field hockey team defeated visiting Western Connecticut State, 3-1, in a Little East Conference Tournament quarter-final playoff match at Cressy Field Thursday evening.
  • Colborn, Morin Lead Panthers Past Owls, 5-1
    October 31, 2012
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior Olivia Colborn (Lancaster, N.H.) and junior Jackie Morin (Scarborough, Maine) tallied two goals each Wednesday afternoon as fourth-seeded Plymouth State University defeated fifth-seeded Westfield State University, 5-1, in a Little East Conference Field Hockey Tournament quarterfinal game at Arold Field.
  • 2012 Little East Field Hockey Report #9
    October 30, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Fitchburg State University senior Jamie Kelley (Pepperell, Mass.) was selected as the Little East Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Field Hockey Championship Field
    October 29, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth clinched the top seed in the 2012 Little East Field Hockey Championship when the conference office announced the eight-team tournament field this evening.
  • 2012 Little East Field Hockey Report #8
    October 22, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine sophomore Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine) was named the Little East Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Field Hockey Report #7
    October 15, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University senior Olivia Colborn (Lancaster, N.H.) was chosen as the Little East Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Cardiel Earns ECAC Division III New England Praise
    October 09, 2012
    CENTERVILLE, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior Taryn Cardiel (Moorpark, Calif.) was chosen as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon.
  • 2012 Little East Field Hockey Report #6
    October 08, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College senior Alex Billert (Conway, N.H.) was selected as the Little East Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Burke Earns ECAC Division III New England Award
    October 03, 2012
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Bridgewater State University junior defender Mattie Burke has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week.
  • 2012 Little East Field Hockey Report #5
    October 01, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Bridgewater State University senior Shelby Farland (Fiskdale, Mass.) was selected as the Little East Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Field Hockey Report #4
    September 24, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Salem State University sophomore Lauren Pazdziorney (Middleton, Mass.) was selected as the Little East Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Field Hockey Report #3
    September 17, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Bridgewater State University junior forward Demi Miskiv (Centerville, Mass.) was selected as the Little East Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon.
  • Davidson Named ECAC New England Defensive Player of the Week
    September 11, 2012
    GORHAM, Maine – Freshman Marina Davidson (Windham, Maine) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies field hockey team has been named the ECAC Division III New England Defensive Player of the Week. It is the second accolade this week for the rookie defender who also earned Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for the week ending Sunday, September 9.
  • 2012 Little East Field Hockey Report #2
    September 10, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Fitchburg State University senior forward Jamie Kelley (Pepperell, Mass.) was selected as the Little East Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Field Hockey Report #1
    September 03, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine sophomore forward Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine) was selected as the Little East Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon.
  • Keene State Tabbed As Little East Field Hockey Preseason Pick
    August 22, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Keene State College has been selected as the preseason favorite to capture the 2012 Little East field hockey regular-season title, according to a vote by the conference’s 12 head coaches. The Owls penned seven first place votes and a total of 136 points into their ledger to make the program’s seventh appearance atop the annual coaches survey.
  • Bergen Named Westfield State Field Hockey Coach
    June 26, 2012
    WESTFIELD, Mass. - Westfield State University athletics director Richard Lenfest announces the hiring of Jessica Bergen as the Owls' new head field hockey coach.


2011 Little East Field Hockey News

  • 2011 All-Little East Field Hockey Teams Announced
    November 09, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –The Keene State field hockey team nearly swept the 2011 All-Little East major awards program this afternoon, when the conference office announced its annual all-conference teams. Senior forward Elizabeth Coffin (Sugar Hill, N.H.) was selected as the Offensive Player of the Year, while classmate back Kerry Howe (Atlantic Highlands, N.J.) was named the Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Keene State Earns 1st NCAA Tournament Victory
    November 09, 2011
    KEENE, N.H. - Despite all the success Amy Watson has achieved during her 22 years overseeing Keene State College's field hockey program, there was always one thing missing from her impressive coaching credentials – a win in an NCAA tournament game.
  • 2011 Little East Field Hockey Report #9
    November 07, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College senior back Kerry Howe (Atlantic Highlands, N.J.) was named the 2011 Little East Field Hockey Championship Most Outstanding Player this past weekend.
  • Keene State Reclaims Field Hockey Championship
    November 06, 2011
    KEENE, N.H. – After missing out on the big dance the last two seasons, the Keene State College field hockey team will return to the NCAA Championship Tournament after a 2-0 victory over in-state rival Plymouth State University on Sunday afternoon at Owl Athletic Complex in the Little East Conference Championship game.
  • Keene State To Host Endicott In NCAA Field Hockey Tournament
    November 06, 2011
    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA Division III Field Hockey Committee has announced the field of 24 teams that will compete in the 2011 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship. The Keene State College Owls will host the Endicott College Gulls on Wednesday, at Owl Athletic Complex.
  • Morin Nets Game-Winner In OT; Plymouth St. Advances To Finals
    November 04, 2011
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Jackie Morin (Scarborough, Maine) fired home her own rebound seven minutes into the first overtime Friday afternoon at Arold Field to lift second-seeded Plymouth State University to an exciting 2-1 victory over third-seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in a semifinal contest of the Little East Conference Field Hockey Tournament.
  • Keene State Holds Off Westfield State To Reach Championship
    November 04, 2011
    KEENE, N.H. - Led by first-half goals from senior forwards Niki Smith (Southwick, Mass.) and Elizabeth Coffin (Sugar Hill, N.H.), the Keene State College field hockey team held on for a 2-1 victory over the visiting Westfield State University Owls on Friday evening at Owl Athletic Complex.
  • Coffin's 4 Goals Leads Keene State Past Southern Maine
    November 02, 2011
    KEENE, N.H. 11/2/11 – Keene State College senior forward Elizabeth Coffin (Sugar Hill, N.H.) netted four goals, as the Owls rolled to a 7-0 victory over the University of Southern Maine in the Little East Conference Quarterfinals on Wednesday night at Owl Athletic Complex.
  • Plymouth State Blanks Western Connecticut In Quarterfinals
    November 02, 2011
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Freshman Nikki Garvey (Canaan, N.H.) scored three goals Wednesday afternoon at Arold Field to lead second-seeded Plymouth State University to a 5-0 victory over seventh-seeded Western Connecticut State University in a first-round game of the Little East Conference Field Hockey Tournament.
  • Taylor's Hat Trick Lifts UMass Dartmouth Into Semifinals
    November 02, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Junior forward Eleanor Taylor (Fairhaven, MA/Bishop Stang HS) scored three goals as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s field hockey team defeated visiting Worcester State, 4-1, in a first round Little East Conference playoff match at Cressy Field Wednesday evening.
  • 2011 Little East Field Hockey Report #8
    October 31, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College and Worcester State University each earned two weekly field hockey awards this afternoon.
  • 2011 Little East Field Hockey Championship Bracket
    October 30, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –Keene State College earned the top seed in the 2011 Little East Field Hockey Championship for the second time in the past three years and ninth overall. The Owls are just the fourth team in the history of the conference to navigate through the circuit undefeated.
  • Watson Earns No. 300 Win; Keene State Unbeaten In Little East
    October 29, 2011
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – The Keene State College field hockey team took care of business Saturday morning, defeating Little East Conference rival Framingham State 3-0 to run the table in conference play, and hand 22nd year head coach Amy Watson her 300th career victory.
  • 2011 Little East Field Hockey Report #7
    October 24, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office announced its latest edition of field hockey weekly award winners this afternoon.
  • Keene State Clinches No. 1 Seed In 2011 Field Hockey Championship
    October 22, 2011
    KEENE, N.H. – Senior forward Elizabeth Coffin (Sugar Hill, N.H.) netted two first half goals, and assisted on the game-winner, to lift the Keene State College field hockey team to the 3-2 win over Little East Conference rival UMass-Dartmouth. With the victory, the Owls clinched at least a share of the regular season conference crown, and home field advantage throughout the tournament.
  • 2011 Little East Field Hockey Report #6
    October 17, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference announced its latest edition of the field hockey weekly award winners this afternoon.
  • 2011 Little East Field Hockey Report #5
    October 10, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference announced its latest edition of field hockey weekly award winners this afternoon.
  • 2011 Little East Field Hockey Report #4
    October 03, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office announced its latest edition of field hockey weekly award winners this afternoon.
  • 2011 Little East Field Hockey Report #3
    September 26, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference announced its latest edition of field hockey weekly award winners this afternoon.
  • Ryan Earns ECAC Division III Field Hockey Honor
    September 21, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Framingham State University junior goalkeeper Sarah Ryan (Uxbridge, Mass.) was honored as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week after backstopping the Rams to a 2-1 mark.
  • 2011 Little East Field Hockey Report #2
    September 19, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College and University of Southern Maine each earned two of the four Little East field hockey weekly awards this afternoon when the conference office announced the winners.
  • Jacobs Sets New Fitchburg State Scoring Standard
    September 15, 2011
    FITCHBURG, Mass. – Senior Megan Jacobs (Stoughton, Mass.) collected a pair of goals this evening but the Nichols College field hockey team rallied from two goals down to defeat Fitchburg State, 3-2 in non-conference action.
  • 2011 Little East Field Hockey Report #1
    September 12, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference announced its first weekly award winners in the sport of field hockey this afternoon.
  • Reichardt Breaks Eastern Connecticut Save Record
    September 01, 2011
    MANSFIELD, Conn. - Senior goalie Danielle Reichardt (Ocean Township, N.J.) kicked out a program-record 32 shots when the Eastern Connecticut State University field hockey team opened its 2011 season with a 4-1 loss to Ramapo College of New Jersey Thursday night at the Mansfield Outdoor Complex.
  • UMass Dartmouth Predicted To Repeat As Field Hockey Champions
    August 25, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – For the second-straight season, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been chosen as the favorite to claim the Little East field hockey regular-season title, according to a vote by the league coaches. The two-time defending conference tournament champions earned nine of the 12 first-place votes and a total of 140 points to sit atop the preseason standings.
  • Whelan Appointed New Worcester State Field Hockey Coach
    June 13, 2011
    Worcester, Mass. --- Director of Athletics Sue Chapman has announced Susie Whelan as the new head coach of the Worcester State University field hockey team. Whelan becomes the 10th head coach since the program was established in 1970 as she replaces Abby Sallila who resigned this past spring.

2010 Little East Field Hockey News

  • Worcester State Field Hockey Recognized For Academic Achievement
    April 07, 2011
    Worcester, Mass. --- The Worcester State Athletics Department officially recognized the achievements of its student-athletes as a part of National Student-Athlete Day, by holding a reception to honor its fall, winter and spring athletes.
  • 5 Little East Players on NFHCA All-Region Teams
    November 18, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Five Little East student-athletes were recently honored on the 2010 Longstretch/National Field Hockey Coaches' Association All-New England West teams.
  • Plymouth State Earns ECAC Field Hockey Championship
    November 14, 2010
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The third time was the charm on Sunday for the Plymouth State University field hockey team. The Panthers were playing in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Tournament championship game for the third straight season, having lost the previous two by one goal each. PSU was also playing Bridgewater State for the third time this season, all on BSU’s home field, with the Bears winning the first two. Plymouth State, seeded third in the tournament, made the third time count on Sunday, capturing the ECAC championship with a 2-1 victory over top seed and host Bears at Swenson Field.
  • 2010 Little East Field Hockey Report #10
    November 08, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior forward Stephanie Kinchla (Falmouth, Mass.) was named the most outstanding player of the 2010 Little East Field Hockey Championship.
  • UMass Dartmouth Raises Little East Field Hockey Championship
    November 07, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team defeated visiting Bridgewater State, 3-1, in the Little East Conference championship match at Cressy Field Sunday afternoon.
  • Little East Field Hockey Championship Format Change Announced
    November 04, 2010
    The Little East Conference office has announced that due to inclement weather and poor field conditions, the semifinals between UMass Dartmouth/Keene State and Bridgewater State/Plymouth State have been moved to tomorrow with the championship moving to Sunday at Noon. Stay tuned to Tournament Central for all bracket information and times.
  • Festinger Named To NFHCA Senior All-Star Game
    November 03, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior midfielder Becca Frestinger was recently selected to the 2010 National Field Hockey Coaches' Association Senior All-Star Game.
  • Bush Honored For 100th Career Point
    October 26, 2010
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Prior to Tuesday night's field hockey game against the University of New England, Bridgewater State senior forward Bethany Bush (Littleton, Mass.) was honored for achieving her 100th career point.
  • UMass Dartmouth Clinches Top Seed In Field Hockey Championship
    October 20, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn.-Senior forward Stephanie Kinchla (Falmouth, Mass.), senior midfielder Becca Festinger (Greenfield, Mass.) and sophomore forward Eleanor Taylor (Fairhaven, Mass.) each scored twice to lead the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team to a 7-0 victory over host Eastern Connecticut State, in a Little East Conference match at the Mansfield Athletic Complex Tuesday.
  • Weber Earns ECAC Defensive Player of the Week
    October 19, 2010
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- For the second time this season, Bridgewater State University senior goaltender Katie Weber has been selected as the ECAC Division III New England Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week. Weber also earned the honor back on September 28th.
  • Dallas To Be Honored As ECAC Award of Valor Recipient
    September 22, 2010
    CAPE COD, Mass. - Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Rudy Keeling announced today the four recipients of the ECAC Award of Valor. This year’s winners are Erin Dallas (Keene State College), Erin Doolan (Springfield College), Merzudin Ibric (Wheaton College), and Kevin Laue (Manhattan College). They will receive their awards at the Honors Banquet on Tuesday, September 28 presented by Jostens. The banquet will be held at The Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Mass. during the 2010 ECAC Fall Convention and Trade Show. Established in 1985, the ECAC Award of Valor honors ECAC athletes whose courage, motivation, and relentless determination serves as an inspiration to all.
  • Keene State Upsets No. 11 Trinity, 2-1
    September 22, 2010
    KEENE, N.H. – Led by senior goalie Meghan Ledoux's (Standish, Maine) career-high fifteen saves, the Keene State College field hockey team upset No. 11 ranked Trinity College Bantams 2-1 on Wednesday night at Owl Athletic Complex. "Coming into tonight I knew I was going to have to have a big game," said Ledoux. "Beating a team as high a caliber as Trinity means that we can go out and play with anybody." The Bantams tried to hit the scoreboard first, just over three minutes into the game, as Christy Bradley (Wellesley, Mass.) ripped one of her 16 shots of the game on a breakaway, only to be set aside by Ledoux.
  • Little East Sweeps ECAC Field Hockey Awards
    September 21, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference swept the first edition of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England field hockey weekly awards program this afternoon. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth sophomore forward Eleanor Taylor (Fairhaven, Mass.) was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while Framingham State University senior goalkeeper Allesha Kenyon (Westford, Mass.) was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Week. Twenty-four hours earlier, Taylor was selected as the conference’s top offensive player, while Kenyon earned the Goalkeeper of the Week award.
  • Gardner Sets Westfield Career Assists Record
    September 01, 2010
    LEICESTER, Mass. - Westfield State senior forward Amanda Burns (Hillsdale, N.Y.) tallied three goals and senior midfielder Alicia Gardner (Athol, Mass.) set the school career assists record to lead the Westfield State University to a 6-3 win over Becker College in the field hockey season opener Sept. 1.
  • UMass Dartmouth Projected As Little East Field Hockey Favorite
    August 25, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – For the first time in program history, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been projected to win the Little East field hockey regular-season championship outright, according the 2010 preseason coaches’ poll. The Corsairs received nine of the 12 first-place votes and 140 total points to snap No. 2 Keene State College’s five-year strangle hold as the preseason favorite. UMass Dartmouth and the Owls shared the top position in the 2007 preseason survey. Keene State College and Framingham State University were the only two other teams to eclipse the 100-point barrier in the annual poll.

2009 Little East Field Hockey News

  • Benning and Dallas Named To NFHCA All-America Teams
    November 24, 2009
    KEENE, N.H.- Keene State College placed two players on the recently announced National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-America team. Carly Benning, a senior from Brewster, Mass., was named to the second-team, while Erin Dallas, a senior from Marlow, N.H., was a third-team selection. Dallas was also named to the first-team of the womensfieldhockey.com All-America squad. A first-time All-American, Benning led the Little East Conference in points (58) and goals (27).
  • 7 Little East Field Hockey Players Earn NFHCA All-Region Honors
    November 16, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Seven Little East Conference field hockey student-athletes were named to the 2009 National Field Hockey Coaches' Association/Longstreth All-New England West teams this afternoon. Keene State College seniors Carly Benning (Brewster, Mass.) and Erin Dallas (Marlow, N.H.) along with Southern Maine's senior India Lowe (Gloucester, Mass.) earned first-team honors.
  • Video: Little East Field Hockey All-Conference Teams Announced
    November 10, 2009
    Keene State College and the UMass Dartmouth each earned a pair of the major awards this afternoon, when the 2009 Little East field hockey all-conference teams were announced by the conference office. Owls’ senior classmates Carly Benning and Erin Dallas were selected as the offensive player of the year and defensive player of the year, respectively. Corsairs’ freshman forward Eleanor Taylor was named the rookie of the year, while Nicole Castonguay was selected as the coach of the year by her peers.
  • Video: Little East Volleyball All-Conference Teams Announced
    November 10, 2009
    UMass Boston senior outside hitter Kate McWhorter and Plymouth State University senior middle hitter Eliza Badeau shared the offensive player of the year award this afternoon, when the 2009 Little East volleyball all-conference teams were announced. Western Connecticut sophomore defensive specialist Kelley Collins was selected as the defensive player of the year, while Beacons’ freshman middle hitter Shannon Thompson was named the rookie of the year. RIC’s Luis Carvalho was tabbed the coach of the year...
  • Corsairs Draw Middlebury in NCAA Tournament
    November 09, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - While the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team basks in the glow of its first ever Little East Conference championship, it faces an immense challenge Wednesday in its first round matchup at Middlebury College. The Middlebury Panthers boast the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) #11 national ranking and an 11-4 overall record. Coach Nicole Castonguay's Corsairs will make a 254 mile trek to the Green Mountain State to compete in the program’s first NCAA Tournament field hockey.
  • UMass Dartmouth Promotes "Play 4 The Cure"
    October 23, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Several UMass Dartmouth sports teams will be adding some pink to their traditional blue and gold uniforms this month as part of “Play 4 the Cure”, a national public awareness and fundraising campaign for a variety of cancer-related causes. The UMass Dartmouth field hockey team will be the first to wear special home pink home uniforms when the Corsairs host Framingham State College in a battle for first place in the Little East Conference on Sunday, October 25. Game time at Cressy Field is set for 3:30 pm.
  • Dallas Sets KSC Career Assist Mark in Comeback Win over Salem State
    October 22, 2009
    KEENE, N.H. - The Keene State College field hockey team, led by Senior Erin Dallas' (Marlow, N.H.) two assists, defeated the Salem State Vikings 3-1 in Little East play on Wednesday night at Owl Athletic Complex. On the second assist, Dallas broke the school record with her 38th career assist, breaking Kelly Smith's (1997-2000) mark. "Breaking the assist record was a long time coming for Erin," said KSC Coach Amy Watson. "It's a lot harder for her to get assists because she has been playing sweeper for us."
  • Keene State Slips to #20 in NFHCA Division III National Coaches' Poll
    September 23, 2009
    KEENE, N.H. -- The Keene State College field hockey team slipped one spot to No. 20 in the nation in the latest edition of the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division III Coaches' Poll. The Owls posted a 1-1 mark last week, defeating Williams College (1-0) prior to suffering their first loss of the campaign at Framingham State (3-0).
  • Goffe Ties Eastern Conn. Single-Game Scoring Record
    September 16, 2009
    MANSFIELD, Conn. - Sophomore forward Melissa Goffe (Newington, Conn.) tied Eastern Connecticut State University field hockey records with three goals and seven points as the Warriors recorded their first win of the season with a 7-1 verdict over Wheelock College Tuesday at the Mansfield Outdoor Complex.
  • Owls' Ranked No. 19 NFHCA Coaches' Poll
    September 15, 2009
    KEENE, N.H. – A record 5-0 start has landed the Keene State field hockey team a #19 ranking in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Coaches Poll announced on Tuesday. The Owls are making their first appearance in the national coaches' survey since 2002. Senior back Erin Dallas (Marlow, N.H.) was also named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Defensive Player of the Week.
  • “The Miracle that Is Erin Dallas”
    August 28, 2009
    Fighting off a life-threatening necrotizing fasciitis infection (a rare bacterial infection that can destroy skin and the soft tissue beneath it) just months ago, Erin Dallas of Marlow defied the odds and will return to the Keene State field hockey team this season. "When people tell me I can't do something, I'm going to prove them wrong," said Dallas about her unyielding drive to return to the sport she loves. Her recovery even surprised Doctor Robert Cantu, the Director of Orthopedic Trauma at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon. "I'm amazed that she's even considering playing field hockey, let alone on a competitive team,"...
  • Owls’ Perched Atop Little East Field Hockey Preseason Poll
    August 27, 2009
    For the fifth consecutive campaign, Keene State College earned at least a share of the top position in the annual Little East field hockey preseason poll after each of the 12 head coaches casted a vote. The Owls received nine first-place tallies and 139 total points to stand alone in the coaches’ survey for the sixth time in the past 11 seasons. Plymouth State University (128) edged the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (127) by a single point for the second seed in the preseason rankings.
  • Meghan Daly Appointed Framingham State Field Hockey Coach
    March 23, 2009
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - The Framingham State College athletic department is pleased to announce that Meghan Daly has been named the Framingham State College head field hockey coach. Daly will replace Bob Kelley who led the Rams to two MASCAC Co-Championships and two ECAC Tournament appearances during his five years at the helm. Daly, a 2008 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, was a four year starter for the URI Rams Division I field hockey program.

2008 Little East Field Hockey News

  • Keene State College and Community Support Dallas
    February 11, 2009
    Basketball served as a backdrop for the College and the Keene community, which came out to support one of their own on Tuesday night. On hand to watch the Owls take on rival Plymouth State, a capacity "Code Red" crowd opened up their hearts and their wallets for Keene State field hockey player Erin Dallas. Making donations in lieu of ticket purchases, as well as through T-shirt sales and a 50-50 raffle, fans showed their support for the two-time KSC All-American from Marlow, who developed a post-surgical infection following an ACL operation in December.
  • Golden Named Longstreth/NFHCA All-American
    November 25, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -For the first time since the 2006 season, a member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team has earned All-American honors. Junior goalkeeper Seana Golden (Somerset, Mass.) has been named a third team Longstreth National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American. Sixteen players were honored on the third team, and 49 players received honors overall. Golden ranked posted a 1.20 goals-against average and an .855 save percentage in 22 starts last season,
  • Dallas, Rowell Repeat As NFHCA All-Americans
    November 25, 2008
    KEENE, N.H. – For the second year in a row Keene State’s Erin Dallas and Alyssa Rowell have been named All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). Dallas, a junior midfielder from Marlow, N.H., becomes the first Owl player to earn first-team All-American twice while Rowell, a senior back from Queensbury, N.Y. moves up from third-team last year to second-team honors this season. "I was shocked when I found out about the honor,” said
  • Little East Announces Field Hockey All-Conference Teams
    November 12, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference office announced its 2008 Little East Field Hockey All-Conference teams and major awards winners this afternoon. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth received a pair of major awards as sophomore forward Stephanie Kinchla (Falmouth, Mass.) was named the Offensive Player of the Year, while Nicole Castonguay was tabbed the Coach of the Year.
  • Dallas Leads Keene State To 5th Little East Championship
    November 08, 2008
    KEENE, N.H. – The Keene State field hockey team now has one for the thumb. The Owls captured their fifth straight Little East Conference Championship and seventh overall title with a 4-0 victory over rival Plymouth State University at Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday. Keene State also won the championship in 1998 and 1999, while advancing to the finals in 2003 and 2000. The Owls sport an all-time record of 22-4 in conference tournament play.
  • Cosenza and Rowell To Participate In NFHCA All-Star Game
    November 03, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Two Little East Conference student-athletes were recently selected to represent the conference in the 2008 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-Star Game at Ursinus College on Nov. 23. Worcester State College defender Kim Cosenza (Fitchburg, Mass.) and Keene State College defender Alyssa Rowell (Queensbury, N.Y.) each earned one of the 38 spots on the roster.
  • Keene State Clinches Top Seed In Little East Tournament
    October 22, 2008
    SALEM, Mass. – The Keene State field hockey team captured its sixth straight and eighth overall Little East Conference regular season championship with a 1-0 shutout win over Salem State on Wednesday. The Owls have won the title outright seven times and shared the 2005 crown with Plymouth State. Keene State (13-4, 9-0 LEC), which has posted its sixth shutout of the season, will be the top seed in the upcoming LEC tournament.
  • Stoessel Honored By ECAC Division III Field Hockey
    October 15, 2008
    CENTEVILLE, Mass. - Keene State College junior Vikki Stoessel (Derry, N.H.) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Goalie of the Week after leading the Owls to a 3-0 mark. She was also named the Little East Conference Goalkeeper of the Week by the conference office on Monday.Stoessel posted a 1.00 goals against average and a .896 save percentage, while making 26 total stops. The native of Derry, N.H. reached double digits in saves in two of her three matches, including threes saves shy of matching her season-high against Southern Maine (12).
  • Rowell Named Division III Player of the Week
    October 14, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Two Little East Conference student-athletes were honored by womensfieldhockey.com this afternoon. Keene State College senior back Alyssa Rowell (Queensbury, N.Y.) was named the Division III Player of the Week, while Framingham State College junior forward Kali Barrett (North Attleboro, Mass.) earned recognition on the honor roll. Rowell anchored an Owl defensive unit that allowed one goal per game and posted its fifth shutout of the season.
  • Little East Sweeps ECAC Field Hockey Awards
    October 08, 2008
    CENTERVILLE, Mass. - The Little East Conference swept the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England weekly awards program this afternoon. Worcester State College senior forward Megan Rosborough (Uxbridge, Mass.) was selected the Offensive Player of the Week, while Fitchburg State College sophomore Taylor Van Ahnen (Seekonk, Mass.) was named the Goalie of the Week. The Little East also swept the regional awards program for the week ending Sept. 14.
  • Hill Collects ECAC Division III Recognition
    October 01, 2008
    CENTERVILLE, Mass. - University of Southern Maine Allison Hill (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) was tabbed the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Goalkeeper of the Week after leading the Huskies to a 1-1 record. She also received the regional award for the week ending Sept. 7. On Sept. 23, Hill turned in a spectacular performance against No. 1 Bowdoin College, making 18 saves and holding the Polar Bears more than a goal below their scoring average (3.33 gpg).
  • Little East Sweeps ECAC Field Hockey Awards
    September 17, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference swept the latest edition of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England field hockey weekly awards program. Keene State College junior midfielder Erin Dallas (Marlow, N.H.) was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while University of Massachusetts Dartmouth junior goalkeeper Seana Golden (Somerset, Mass.) was tabbed Goalie of the Week.
  • Benning Banks Womensfieldhockey.com Honor
    September 16, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Keene State College senior forward Carly Benning (Brewster, Mass.) was recently named to the womensfieldhockey.com honor roll for the week ending Sept. 14 after leading the Owls to a trio of victories. Benning was just one of eight Division III student-athletes in the nation to be recognized by the Web site.Benning led the high-powered offensive attack for Keene State this past week, registering nine points, including a pair of game-wining goals.
  • Hill Earns ECAC Division III New England Honors
    September 10, 2008
    CENTERVILLE, Mass. - University of Southern Maine junior Allison Hill (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) was selected the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Goalkeeper of the Week this afternoon by the conference office. Less than 24 hours earlier, Hill was tabbed the Little East Conference Goalkeeper of the Week after leading the Huskies to a 1-0 record this past week.
  • Keene State Upsets No. 12 Springfield, 2-1
    September 09, 2008
    SPRINGFIELD, MASS. - The Keene State College field hockey team upset No. 12 ranked Springfield College 2-1 in a non-conference action at Stagg Field on Tuesday night. Junior forward Carly Benning (Brewster, Mass.) netted the game-winner for the Owls after taking a feed from junior midfielder Erin Dallas (Keene, N.H.) at the 32:21 mark of the second half.
  • Keene State Set To Defend Field Hockey Conference Crown
    August 27, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Keene State College has been chosen to capture the 2008 Little East Conference Field Hockey Regular Season Championship in a preseason vote of the league’s 12 head coaches. The Owls have raised the championship trophy the past four seasons, earning the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Div. III Tournament each year.

2007 Little East Field Hockey News

  • Dubois Named Academic All-Amercian
    May 22, 2008
    KEENE, N.H. – Keene State’s Amy Dubois has been named to the ESPN the Magazine District I women’s at-large Academic All-America team announced on Thursday. A four-year starting midfielder for the KSC field hockey team, Dubois, a health, promotion, and fitness major, also go the job done in the classroom, achieving a 3.94 cumulative GPA. The recipient of Keene State’s scholar-athlete award, Dubois, a senior from Jefferson, N.H., also received Little East and National Field Hockey Coaches academic honors and topped the list of 103 student athletes and student athletic trainers who were named to the KSC All-Academic team.
  • 10 Owls named to national field hockey academic team
    March 12, 2008
    KEENE, N.H., 3/11/08 - Ten members of the Keene State College field hockey team have been named to the 2007 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Academic Squad.
  • Dallas and Rowell named to ECAC All-Star teams
    November 19, 2007
    KEENE, N.H.- Honors keep on rolling in for Keene State's Erin Dallas (Marlow, N.H.) and Alyssa Rowell (Queensbury, N.Y.), on Tuesday, the pair were named to the 2007 All-ECAC Field Hockey team. Dallas, who earlier was named an All-America and the LEC's co-offensive player of the year, had a fantastic first season with the Owls. A first-team selection, the sophomore midfielder had 13 goals, tied for second in NCAA Division III with 19 assists, and a team high 45 points.
  • Dallas and Rowell named to NFCHA All-American teams
    November 19, 2007
    KEENE, N.H. – Keene State placed two players on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-American team announced on Monday. Sophomore midfielder Erin Dallas (Marlow, N.H.) earned first-team honors, while junior back Alyssa Rowell (Queensbury, N.Y.) was a third-team selection.
  • Eastern Connecticut field hockey clinic
    November 12, 2007
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn.-The Eastern Connecticut State University field hockey program will be hosting clinics on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2 in the Sports Center’s Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
  • 3 Owls named to all-region teams
    November 12, 2007
    KEENE, N.H. - Keene State College placed three players on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) New England-West All-Region team announced on Monday.
  • 3 Southern Maine players earn NFHCA All-Region honors
    November 12, 2007
    GORHAM, Maine -- Three members of the University of Southern Maine Huskies field hockey team have earned National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-New England West honors.
  • Bridgewater State College captures ECAC New England Championship
    November 11, 2007
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Senior goalkeeper Nicole Downs (Hanover, MA) registered four saves, and fellow senior Katie Balboni (Townsend, MA) notched the game-winning goal, sparking second seeded Bridgewater State College to a 1-0 victory over fifth seeded St. Joseph’s in the championship game of the 2007 ECAC Division III New England Field Hockey Tournament.
  • Keene State College travels to William Smith for NCAA Tournament
    November 05, 2007
    KEENE, N.H.-The Keene State College field hockey team will travel to William Smith College for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Southern Maine earns top seed in ECAC New England Tournament
    November 05, 2007
    GORHAM, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine Huskies field hockey team has been selected as the number one seed in the 2007 Division III New England Field Hockey Championship.
  • Wolski selected to play in annual NFHCA All-Star Game
    November 03, 2007
    WESTFIELD, Mass. - Megan Wolski was a standout high-scoring field hockey player for Westfield State the past four years.
  • Keene State College hosts conference tournament frays
    October 30, 2007
    KEENE, N.H.- Keene State College will be the place to be for Little East Conference tournament action this week. Owl field hockey, women's soccer, and volleyball teams will host games, and the KSC men's soccer team will hit the road for semifinal contest.
  • Sarah Smith's big week earns recognition for Panthers
    October 18, 2007
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – One of the Plymouth State University field hockey players received regional recognition Wednesday with her selection as Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Player of the Week.
  • Nicole Downs named ECAC Co-Goalkeeper of the Week
    October 03, 2007
    CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Bridgewater State College senior goalkeeper was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Co-Goalkeeper of the Week after backstopping the Bears to 2-0 mark this past week.
  • Romyns, Hanks earn regional recognition
    September 11, 2007
    CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Western Connecticut State University senior forward Cortney Romyns (Newton, N.J.) and Westfield State College senior goalkeeper Cat Hanks (Somers, Conn.) were named to the ECAC Division III weekly awards program this afternoon.
  • Warriors flying under the radar
    September 02, 2007
    As they approach their second season under head coach Chrstine Hutchison, the Warriors are in an enviable position: Under the radar.
  • Johnson, Lumino, and Corson named Southern Maine captains
    August 31, 2007
    GORHAM, Maine -- Senior midfielders Samm Johnson (Mexico, Maine/Mt. Valley) and Alyson Lumino (Hampden, Maine/Hampden Academy), along with sophomore midfielder Cristina Corson (Naples, Maine/Lake Region), of the University of Southern Maine Huskies field hockey team have been named captains for the 2007 season.
  • Lauren Mazzalo named assistant field hockey coach at Bridgewater State
    July 25, 2007
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Bridgewater State College Director of Athletics, John Harper, announced today that Lauren Mazzola has been named as an assistant coach for the BSC field hockey team. Mazzola, a 2006 graduate of Bridgewater State who will be serving as a goaltending coach, joins head coach Erika Smith and fellow assistant Lauren Jones on the Bears' field hockey staff.
  • Lauren Jones named assistant field hockey coach at Bridgewater State
    July 24, 2007
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Bridgewater State College Director of Athletics, John Harper, announced today that Lauren Jones has been named an assistant coach for the BSC field hockey team. Jones, a 2007 graduate of UMass-Lowell, joins head coach Erika Smith and goaltending coach Lauren Mazzola on the Bears' field hockey coaching staff.

2006 Little East Field Hockey News

  • Dziedzic earns NFHCA All-America honors
    November 22, 2006
    GLEN ALLEN, Va.-A member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team has earned first team All-America honors.
  • Joyce named to NFHCA All-America team
    November 20, 2006
    KEENE, N.H. 11/20/06 - Sara Joyce capped her Keene State field hockey career by earning All-America honors on a pair of teams announced on Monday. Joyce, a senior goalie from Hampstead, N.H., was named to the womensfieldhockey.com second team and was a third-team selection by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).
  • Robin Dziedzic named All-Region, first-team in field hockey
    November 15, 2006
    GLEN ALLEN, Va.-A member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team has earned first team All-Region honors.
  • Clark, Lyons selected to NFHCA Division III West Regional Team
    November 13, 2006
    Worcester, Mass. – Worcester State College field hockey seniors Ann Clark (Worcester, MA) and Jennifer Lyons (Norwood, MA) have been selected to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III New England Regional 2nd team in a voting of NFHCA coaches released on Monday.
  • Jill McGinnity chosen as new field hockey coach
    May 19, 2006
    Salem, Mass. - Jill McGinnity has been hired as the new head field hockey coach at Salem State College. McGinnity, who played for the Lady Vikings from 1993-1995, will take over for Holly Brennan-Sheehan who stepped down last month.