Claire Scherf was a second-team All-State field hockey player at Nonnewaug High, but when it came time to decide whether to play in college, she waffled.
The Saint Michael's College field hockey team is set to begin its 2019 season this weekend by hosting the Delta Hotel Fall Classic at Duffy Field on Saturday and Sunday.
Saint Michael's hosts a season-opening tournament for the first time since 2015, facing Mansfield (Pa.) University for the 11th straight year to open the Delta Hotel Fall Classic on Sept. 7 before taking on Kutztown (Pa.) University the next day for the first time in 12 seasons.
Nine regulars return to the Saint Michael's College field hockey team in 2019, as the squad opens preseason camp this week to begin Carla Hesler's 21st season as head coach.
More than a dozen Saint Michael's College student-athletes are studying abroad during two-week May classes in different corners of the globe, and each group is sharing its experiences through a blog.
Saint Michael's College field hockey junior Anna Hurley (Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich) was the student speaker during the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund's annual banquet on April 11 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, sharing her journey as a college student-athlete with epilepsy during her 13-minute address.
Eighteen members of the Saint Michael's College field hockey team qualified for the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Collegiate Division II National Academic Squad for this past fall, while the Purple Knights earned an NFHCA Collegiate National Academic Team Award for the 15th consecutive year.
Saint Michael's College field hockey senior Maddy Dobecki (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) was among 88 student-athletes across seven sports selected for a Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference honor for the fall semester.
Saint Michael's College field hockey senior captain Maddy Dobecki (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) landed a selection to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference second team on Wednesday, earning her second career all-league honor.
The Saint Michael's College field hockey team concluded its 2018 season with a 5-0 setback to No. 9 Stonehill College on Saturday during Northeast-10 Conference play in W.B. Mason Stadium.
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