August 14, 2016 |
Lucy Gil and Marianne Paparone know Katie Bam well. The rest of the world is catching on this week. Bam, a 2007 graduate of Wissahickon High School, and her teammates - many from the Philadelphia area - on the U.S. Olympic women's field hockey team have taken the Rio Games by storm, going 4-0 in pool play to set up Saturday's big 5 p.m. game against unbeaten Great Britain. In four Olympic games so far, Bam has scored five goals as the United States, which has not medaled since 1984, has already clinched a berth in Monday's quarterfinal round.
May 21, 2016 |
Katie O'Donnell watched her first NCAA lacrosse tournament from a stroller. Her mother, Jen, a former West Chester lacrosse player and referee, carted her daughter to games as a toddler. When she got older, Katie O'Donnell remembers sitting on the sidelines, enamored watching the University of Virginia's Amy Appelt speed across the field. O'Donnell isn't on the sidelines anymore. The sophomore midfielder for Penn State has played a key role in the team's success so far in the NCAA tournament.
October 9, 2015 |
Lucy Gil's first instinct was to deflect the praise. On Sept. 29, Gil won her 200th game as Wissahickon's field hockey coach, a 10-0 victory at Cheltenham. But, she quickly countered, Wissahickon's boys' soccer coach was close to 300. And if her memory served her correctly, the field hockey coach at Emmaus is near 400. Anything to make it seem like she still has plenty of catching-up to do. A Hackensack native who played field hockey in high school and then at Cornell in college, Gil's parents, both of Spanish descent, took root in Hackensack when they found a welcoming, Spanish-speaking community.
May 17, 2014 |
Episcopal Academy used good pitching and timely hitting to capture its first Inter-Ac softball championship by winning at Penn Charter, 3-2, on Thursday. Kate Ortlieb drove in Julianne Longen with the go-ahead run on an RBI single up the middle in the fourth inning. Longen drove in Episcopal's first run on a suicide squeeze that scored Taylor Long in the second inning. Gabby Donatucci knocked in the other run for the Churchwomen (12-2 overall, 10-1 Inter-Ac). Alex Viscusi struck out 12 and allowed three hits.
March 30, 2014 |
The West Coast will get plenty of looks at Katie Schneider's lacrosse skills next year, when she suits up for the Stanford women's team. On Friday afternoon, Schneider settled for showing a team from suburban Washington what she could do, piling up six goals and two assists in Notre Dame's 12-9 nonleague victory over visiting Holton-Arms, from Bethesda, Md. Kat Land made 13 saves for the Irish, and Caroline Allen and Madison Chermol added two...
December 5, 2013 |
Is there another college sport in which one area provides as much talent as the Philadelphia suburbs routinely offer up in field hockey? The National Field Hockey Coaches Association player of the year award, a relatively new honor, was announced Tuesday, and it went to Connecticut's Marie Elena Bolles, a star of the Huskies' run to the NCAA championship. As usual - as always, in fact - the association's top award went to a woman from the local suburbs. Bolles is from Phoenixville, a Villa Maria Academy graduate.
November 14, 2013 |
EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Before Katie O'Donnell walked off the field, she hugged her surrounding teammates. "No tears," the West Chester Henderson senior captain told them. "Great season. " Henderson lost in the PIAA state Class AAA field hockey state semifinals to Emmaus, 2-1, Tuesday at Exeter Township High. "We put everything out there that we could," O'Donnell said. "I don't think we ever expected to get as far as we did. " West Chester Henderson (24-1), in its first state semifinals appearance, gave up a first-half goal to Emmaus' Kristen Mikelson.
November 4, 2013 |
Emily Finn was sick, but she felt great. The senior goalkeeper for West Chester Henderson, the No. 1 seed in the District 1 Class AAA field hockey playoffs, was just getting over pneumonia in time for the district final against No. 2 Central Bucks South on Saturday. But a week and a half of the illness showed no signs of slowing Finn. She made 17 saves, including 13 in the second half, to lead the Warriors to a 1-0 win at Wissahickon and their first district field hockey title in program history.
June 1, 2013
The 2013-14 U.S. women's national field hockey team, coached by Craig Parnham, was named Friday. The team, which features 12 Olympians and seven local players, will report to Rutgers to prepare for the International Hockey Federation's World League semifinal in London from June 22 to 30. The 18-player roster for the World Cup-qualifying event is expected to be named during the week of June 3. Here are the players on the team: Torrie Albini, Escondido,...
October 23, 2012 |
Colby Eldridge emerged from a scrum in front of the net to score the overtime game-winner as Hatboro-Horsham upset host Perkiomen Valley, 2-1, on Monday in the first round of the District 1 Class AAA field hockey playoffs. The game-winner came just 46 seconds into the extra period and it was the forward's second goal of the day. Both goals were assisted by Carlie Baldus. The Hatters entered the tournament as the 20th seed and Perkiomen Valley was No. 13. American University-bound Natalie Marsh scored for the hosts.