2016 Phillips Andover Field Hockey Wins Second Straight New England (NEPSAC Class A) Title
November 30, 2016 —Success has not been a stranger to Andover’s field hockey program, with postseason appearances and production of successful college players being the norm. However, New England championships have proven elusive. Last year’s title broke a championship drought that had lasted for 22 years.
Big Blue decided not to wait for its next title, racking up a 13-3 record during the 2016 regular season before storming through the tournament and retaining the New England crown. The team’s final record of 16-3 sets the mark for the most wins in program history.
2016 Governor's Academy Field Hockey: NEPSAC Class B Champions!
This past week our fall athletic schedule ended, and it was a great season for Govs.
Leading the way was our varsity field hockey team who were seeded 2nd in the NEPSAC Class B tournament. Having beaten Hopkins School and St. Mark’s School in the quarter and semifinals, respectively, our team faced Middlesex in the finals on Sunday. The girls fought through the bitter cold in western Massachusetts, leading 2-1 at half time and emerging as New England Champions after a 3-1 victory.
2015 Rivers School Field Hockey Wins Second Straight NEPSAC Championship
The Rivers School varsity field hockey team entered postseason play as the No. 1 seed having weathered a formidable Independent School League schedule. After toppling Ethel Walker and Newton Country Day, the Red Wings took aim at Kimball Union Academy and their second straight NEPSAC New England Class C title.
Rivers took control of the game just after the midway point of the first half when Ellie Branka ’16 scored on a penalty corner. Kaitlin Wood ’17 would do the same early in the second half to give Rivers a 2-0 lead. KUA pulled back to within one with 15 minutes left in the game, but the Red Wing defense proved stout for the remainder of the contest. A late goal from Meghan Gazard ’18 with less than a minute on the clock earned Rivers a 3-1 victory and its fourth NEPSAC Class C Championship.
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
2013 Class A
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.