Dear Friends of Princeton Field Hockey,
It's fall and that means it’s time for field hockey! The 2014 field hockey season is underway. The Tigers are currently 0-4 after facing some tough opponents early in the season. Despite the unfavorable outcomes, there have been plenty of good moments during the games and I am confident everything will click in time for their first Ivy League game against Dartmouth on September 20th.
Before we get too far in the season, I'd like to take a minute to welcome our five freshmen to the Princeton family! Check out some of their highlights prior to Princeton. Click on their names for more details about their history, fun facts, and remarks from head coach, Kristen Holmes-Winn.
Sarah Brennan #21 was a first-team All-Prep, All-County and All-State performer from Princeton Day School. Sarah has also played in multiple National Festival, Disney and Futures events. She is a National Academic All-America selection.
Danielle Duseau #2 was named Field Hockey Athlete of the Year by the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Springfield Republican. She was a member of the United States U-17 Junior National Team (2012, 2013) and a member of the U-19 squad for the 2013-14 season.
Ryan McCarthy #24 was a four-year started who helped Oak Knoll to four county championships, three state titles and a Tournament of Champions crown. She was also a multiple year All-Conference and All-State player, twice named the Union County Player of the Year, and a first team All-American selection.
Rachel Park #7 was a first-team All-State selection, IAAM Conference All-Star, Baltimore Sun Player to Watch and two-time ABC Athlete of the Week honoree. She was a 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional All-America pick and a second team All-State recognition in 2012. She was also a 2013 NFHCA High School All-Academic awardee.
Lexi Quirk #15 was named MIP and MVP at Needham High School. She was the Bay State's overall MVP and a first-team all-star. Lexi also received recognition on the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic squads.
Please see the 2014 schedule and find a game near you! Grab your family, friends, and craziest orange/black outfit and come cheer on the Tigers! For extra incentive, the parents host the best post-game tailgates in the league!