Coach Pickrell Honored for Her Winning Legacy
NEPSFHCA lauds her at its annual meeting
April 17, 2015
Calling her “the definition of a class act,” “a great coach,” and a woman with an “extraordinary career,” the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council field hockey coaches honored one of Williston Northampton’s longest tenured coaches during their annual meeting on Tuesday.
As a field hockey coach, Ann Pickrell had a three-decade winning legacy. After coaching for four years at Cushing Academy, Ms. Pickrell came to Williston, where she led the girls field hockey team until 2011. In the last 30 years, she had a 222-198-47 record (247-227-53 overall), including finishing fourth among 31 teams in the Western New England Prep School League in 2011.
Rivers Field Hockey Team Wins 2014 NEPSAC Championship
The varsity field hockey team won its third New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class C Championship on Sunday afternoon, toppling Proctor Academy 3-0 in a game where the Red Wings established themselves as the better side right from the first whistle.
“I can’t say enough how proud I am of this group of girls,” said first-year Head Coach Janna Anctil. “For such a young team, they showed incredible maturity under pressure and I’m so happy that they were able to prove how talented they are. They worked hard for this every single day and, as a coach, I really can’t ask for much more than that. They earned it.”
Unbeaten St. Mark's Field Hockey Wins N.E. Title for 3rd Straight Year with 2-1 Victory over Governors
Congratulations to the St. Mark's Field Varsity Field Hockey team. Their 2-1 victory over Governors Academy at Middlesex this past Sunday gave them the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) Class B championship for the third consecutive year.
The ISL champions, unbeaten at 16-0-1 during the regular season, rolled throght the NEPSAC playoffs. Top-seeded St. Mark's defeated Rye Country Day (4-0) and Cushing Academy (1-0) at home, before traveling to a neutral field at Middlesex to battle the for the New England title. It was a hard-fought game against an excellent Governors Academy team, but St. Mark's emerged the victor, winning their third straight New England championship.
Alexa Mackintire ‘14 of St. Mark's Named Field Hockey All-American for Second Consecutive Year
December 19, 2013
Alexa Mackintire ’14, a VI Former from Westborough, MA, was recently named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-America First Team. Only 16 high school athletes in the entire United States gain this distinction. This is the second consecutive year that Alexa has earned this honor.
This past fall, Alexa helped St. Mark’s Varsity field hockey win the championships of both the Independent School League and the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference, again for the second straight year. Mackintire led the St. Mark’s team in scoring during the past three seasons, and is a three-time All-ISL selection. She was named to the NEPSAC All-Tournament team for each of the last three post-seasons, and in both 2012 and 2013 was recognized as the NEPSAC Tournament Most Valuable Player. A multiple All-Region NEFHCA All-Star, Alexa was also the St. Mark’s Field Hockey MVP for the past two years.
2013 Field Hockey All-Tournament Teams for Class A, B, & C
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Noble & Greenough School - MVP - Allee Ayles - 2016 - Goalkeeper- Westwood, MA
Noble & Greenough School - Catherine Kurtin - 2014 - Midfield - Chestnut Hill, MA
Noble & Greenough School - Emily Ott - 2014 - Midfield - Westwood, MA
Noble & Greenough School - Lexie Laing - 2014 - Forward - Marblehead, MA
Greenwich Academy - Sasha Fritts - 2014 - Defense - Darien, CT
NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS: St. Mark's Field Hockey Takes NEPSAC Title for Second Straight Year
Posted: November 18, 2013
With a thrilling 4-1 victory over Cushing Academy played at Choate-Rosemary Hall this past Sunday, the St. Mark’s Varsity Field Hockey team claimed the New England Class B championship for the second consecutive year.
Posting a 14-1 regular season record (and the ISL title), the St. Mark’s team began its playoff run with a 7-1 win over Rye Country Day School at Pomfret on Wednesday, November 13. On Saturday, November 16, St. Mark’s hosted Williston-Northampton, and defeated them 3-1.
(L-R): Rachael Powers, Sarah Sienkiewicz, and Callie Taylor
Three Portsmouth Abbey Field Hockey Players Earn National Academic Distinction
February 13, 2013
Three of Portsmouth Abbey School’s student-athletes – Rachael Powers ‘13, of South Easton, Mass., Sarah Sienkiewicz, of Bristol, R.I., and Callie Taylor, of New Canaan, Conn. -- have been named to the 2012 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA High School National Academic Squad.
The High School National Academic Squad program, administered by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA), recognizes those high school seniors who have achieved a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year.
2012 NEPSAC Field Hockey All-Tournament Teams Announced
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Greenwich Academy Field Hockey Wins 2012 Class A Title
The Gators dominated play earning more corners than the Bearcats as well as having the better part of possession in their attacking third of the field. Like in the semi, Julia met every test in the cage posting three shut out victories in the tournament. And again, her D worked tirelessly to thwart any attack the Bearcats could muster. Heading into the break, the teams were tied at 0-0 with GA's strong contingent of fans urging their team on! Both teams came of the gates at full speed each looking to get on the board first. Hotchkiss was able to convert on a corner for a precarious 1-0 lead with 13:09 to play in the contest. Then, in less than 10 seconds, GA answered. Emilia weaved up the field with the ball glued to her stick and, as she approached the circle, slipped the ball to the far post. Eva was trucking down the field and timed the ball perfectly diving to the far post edging out the keeper to put the ball on the boards -- game tied 1-1! WOW! GA continued to press and create chances but was unable to put the game away in regulation.
St. Mark's: 2012 Class B Champions!
It was a fantastic finish to the St. Mark’s 2012 Fall sports season. On Sunday, the Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Brooks 1-0 in double overtime to win the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council championship, while a pair of St. Mark’s runners earned medals at the 2012 ISL All-Star Cross Country races held at St. Mark’s on Saturday.
Coach Jodi Dolan’s Field Hockey team went 12-2 during the regular season, winning its first Independent School League title since 2004. The ISL champs then moved on to the NEPSAC playoffs. In West Hartford, CT they took on Rye Country Day, defeating the New York State prep school champions 9-2. Then they faced a very tough Cushing team, one of the two opponents to beat St. Mark’s in the regular season. Great goaltending by Paige Duffy ’13 and a terrific goal by top-scorer and team MVP Alexa Mackintire gave St. Mark’s a 1-0 victory. The title game was held at Loomis-Chaffee School, against Brooks. The game was scoreless into two overtimes, when Sophia Millerick ’14 scored to give St. Mark’s its first NEPSAC Field Hockey crown since 1997. Mackintire was named Most Valuable Player of the Tournament. Duffy ended the season with an amazing 0.82 goals-against-average, eight shutouts, 135 saves, and a .906 save percentage.