2008 Field Hockey News

  • Defending National Champs Unveil 2009 Schedule
    May 29, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The two-time defending national champion Bowdoin College field hockey team has announced its 14-game regular-season slate for the 2009 season. The Polar Bears, who claimed the NCAA Division III championship with a 19-2 mark last fall, begin their quest for a three-peat at Amherst on September 12.
  • Ferenc, Kelleher Named NSCA All-Americans
    May 12, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College seniors Leah Ferenc (Rumney, N.H.) and Tim Kelleher (Pepperell, Mass.) have been named All-American Athletes by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In its 30th year, the NSCA All-American Program recognizes dedication to strength and conditioning training.
  • Bowdoin Announces End-of-Year Athletic Awards
    May 09, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Department announced their end-of-year honors at the annual All-Sports Banquet on Saturday evening, May 10. Top honors went to three-sport star Lindsay McNamara (Milton, Mass.), who garnered Outstanding Female Athlete, while track & field thrower Luke Fairbanks (Northbridge, Mass.) collected Outstanding Male Athlete recognition.
  • Field Hockey Team Honored With NFHCA Academic Award
    March 16, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The two-time defending national champion Bowdoin College field hockey team has again earned recognition for their efforts in the classroom. The Polar Bears, who claimed their second-straight NCAA Division III championship last fall, were honored last week by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association with the 2009 Academic Team Award. In addition, nine individuals were honored as Academic All-Americans.
  • Nicky Pearson Named 2008 NFHCA Coach of the Year
    January 20, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - For the second straight year, Bowdoin College field hockey coach Nicky Pearson has been named the Division III National Coach of the Year. Pearson, who also received the honor following the 2007 season, was honored by her peers at the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Annual Banquet January 16 in Philadelphia. Pearson led the Polar Bears to their second-consecutive Division III National Championship last fall.
  • Trio of Seniors Named NFHCA All-Americans
    November 25, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - A trio of Bowdoin seniors have been named NFHCA (National Field Hockey Coaches Association) All-Americans. Julia King (Yarmouth, Maine) and Lindsay McNamara (Milton, Mass.) have been named First-Team All-American while Leah Ferenc was named as a Third-Team All-American. Accolades continue for the Polar Bears, who completed a 19-2 season with a 3-2 double-overtime victory against Tufts to claim their second-straight NCAA Division III Championship.
  • NESCAC Announces Fall All-Academic Team Honorees
    November 25, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Thirty-nine Bowdoin student-athletes have been awarded NESCAC All-Academic recognition in honors announced this week. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached junior academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35.
  • Bowdoin Wins National Championship in Double-Overtime
    November 23, 2008
    COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - Senior forward Lindsay McNamara scored the game-winning goal in double-overtime to lift the Bowdoin College field hockey team to their second-consecutive NCAA Division III Championship on Sunday, 3-2 over Tufts. The Polar Bears are just the fourth school in Division III history to win consecutive national championships.
  • Bowdoin Returns to NCAA Title Game With Victory Over Ursinus
    November 22, 2008
    COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - The Bowdoin College field hockey team defeated Ursinus on Saturday, 3-2, in the Division III Semifinals. With the win, the Polar Bears advance to the National Championship game on Sunday against NESCAC rival Tufts University. Gametime is set for 1:00 p.m. The Polar Bears will be looking for their second-straight NCAA crown.
  • Field Hockey Team Prepares to Defend NCAA Title
    November 20, 2008
    The Bowdoin College field hockey team (17-2) will make their fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Semifinals this weekend in Collegeville, Pa. The defending national-champion Polar Bears, ranked third in the final NFHCA/STX Division III poll, will play the late game on Saturday against second-ranked Ursinus (18-1) at 2:00 p.m. Top-ranked Messiah (17-1) will face fourth-ranked Tufts (18-1) in the early semifinal at 11:00 a.m. Saturday's winners will play for the national championship at 1:00 p.m. Sunday.
  • NESCAC Names Fall All-Sportsmanship Team
    November 20, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Eight Bowdoin College student-athletes have been recognized as NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team honorees announced on Thursday. The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship.
  • Bowdoin Beats Middlebury, Advances to NCAA Semifinals
    November 16, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Madeleine McQueeney scored a pair of goals to lead the Bowdoin College field hockey team to a 3-1 win over Middlebury College in an NCAA Regional Final on Sunday. The Polar Bears (17-2) earn their fourth-consecutive "Final Four" appearance with the win, and will play against host school Ursinus College in the NCAA Semifinals next Saturday. Middlebury ends their season with a record of 14-4.
  • Bowdoin Downs Stevens In NCAA Second-Round Game
    November 15, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team defeated Stevens Institute of Technology, 3-0, in an NCAA Division III Tournament Second-Round game on Saturday. The Polar Bears (16-2) play Middlebury (14-3) in the Regional Final on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The game is a rematch of the 2007 NCAA Division III Championship won by Bowdoin, 4-3.
  • Middlebury Beats Lebanon Valley in NCAA Second Round Game
    November 15, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Middlebury's Chase Delano scored three goals to lead the Panther field hockey team to a 5-2 victory over Lebanon Valley in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday at Bowdoin College. The Panthers (14-3) advance to play the host Polar Bears in Sunday's Regional Final in a rematch of the 2007 National Championship game. Game time is 1:00 p.m. The Dutchmen end their year with a record of 19-4.
  • Bowdoin to Provide Live Coverage of NCAA Regional
    November 14, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College will provide Livestats coverage of all games from the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Regional this weekend. Due to technical difficulties, the webcasts scheduled for this weekend have been canceled. The Polar Bears (15-2) will play Stevens (19-3) in the 11:00 a.m. game Saturday with Middlebury (13-3) and Lebanon Valley (19-3) playing at 2:00 p.m. Sunday's regional final will be at 1:00 p.m.
  • McNamara, King Lead All-NESCAC Field Hockey Honors
    November 12, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin senior Lindsay McNamara (Milton, Mass.) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year in postseason honors announced on Wednesday. McNamara, who also received Player of the Year honors in 2007, was joined on the first-team by classmate Julia King (Yarmouth, Maine) while senior Leah Ferenc (Rumney, N.H.) garnered second-team recognition.
  • Bowdoin to Host NCAA Regional, Information Announced
    November 10, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The defending national champion Bowdoin College field hockey team will begin defense of their title by hosting an NCAA Tournament second and third-round regional this Saturday and Sunday, November 15-16. The Polar Bears (15-2) earned an automatic bid to the tournament and a first-round bye after claiming their fourth-consecutive NESCAC Championship on Sunday.
  • Kelley Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    November 10, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin junior defender Kara Kelley (Dedham, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week for her performance in the conference's championship tournament last weekend. The Polar Bears (15-2) won their fourth consecutive crown and fifth title overall. Kelley scored the only goal in the NESCAC final, propelling the Polar Bears to a 1-0 victory over top-seeded Tufts.
  • Bowdoin Wins Fourth-Straight NESCAC Championship
    November 09, 2008
    MEDFORD, Mass. - The Bowdoin College field hockey team won their fourth-straight NESCAC title on Sunday, defeating previously-unbeaten Tufts 1-0. The Polar Bears (15-2) claim the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament while Tufts will await an at-large bid when pairings are announced Sunday evening. Kara Kelley's second goal of the season was the difference in the win.
  • Bowdoin Hammers Middlebury in NESCAC Semifinals
    November 08, 2008
    MEDFORD, Mass. - Bowdoin senior Lindsay McNamara scored two goals, and classmate Julia King added a goal and an assist, as the Bowdoin College field hockey team rolled to a 4-0 win against Middlebury College on Saturday afternoon in the NESCAC Tournament semifinals at Tufts University’s Bello Field. The Polar Bears (14-2), the second seed in NESCAC’s, will now play for their fifth conference title, and fourth in a row, against Tufts on Sunday at noon.
  • Field Hockey Looks For Fourth-Straight NESCAC Crown
    November 05, 2008
    HADLEY, Mass. - The Bowdoin College field hockey team will look to claim their fourth-straight NESCAC Championship when they travel to play Middlebury in the NESCAC Semifinals hosted by Tufts University this weekend. The top-seeded Jumbos will face fifth-seeded Trinity in the first semifinal on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11:00 a.m. The late semifinal will feature second seed and defending NESCAC and NCAA champion Bowdoin against third seed Middlebury.
  • Bowdoin Advances to Semifinals With Win Over Bates
    November 02, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team scored three times in the first 13 minutes and staved off a late rally by Bates to take a 5-2 win in a NESCAC Quarterfinal match on Sunday. The second-seeded Polar Bears (13-2) are the three-time defending NESCAC Champions and will face third-seeded Middlebury on Saturday, November 7 at Tufts University. Bates ends their season with a record of 6-9.
  • Tufts Beats Bowdoin in Battle For NESCAC's Top Seed
    October 31, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Tufts University field hockey team defeated Bowdoin 4-3 in a battle between nationally-ranked squads on Friday evening. With the win, the fourth-ranked Jumbos (14-0, 9-0) earn the top-seed for the NESCAC Championship Tournament that begins Sunday. Bowdoin (12-2, 7-2) is the second seed and will host Bates in a quarterfinal match Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Bowdoin Ranked First in Advance of Season Finale
    October 28, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team regained their number one ranking in the NFHCA Division III National Poll in advance of Friday's regular season finale with fourth-ranked Tufts. The top seed in the NESCAC Tournament will be at stake when the teams clash at 5:00 p.m. Fans can follow the action via Livestats and Webcast provided by Bowdoin.
  • Bowdoin Gets Back on Track by Blasting Colby
    October 25, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team rebounded from their first loss in nearly two years with an explosive performance in an 8-1 win at Colby on Saturday. The win sets up a battle between second-ranked Bowdoin (12-1, 7-1) and fifth-ranked Tufts (12-0, 8-0) next Friday in Brunswick for the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament. Colby falls to 5-8 (2-6) this season.
  • Trinity Upsets Top-Ranked Bowdoin
    October 18, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The nation's longest overall and home-field winning streak came to an end as the top-ranked Bowdoin College field hockey team lost for the first time in nearly two years, 2-0, to 12th-ranked Trinity College on Saturday. The Polar Bears see their 31-game winning streak come to an end, as well as their 39-game homefield winning streak that dated back to October of 2004.
  • Bowdoin Inducts Seventh Class into Athletic Hall of Honor
    October 18, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Hall of Honor will welcome its seventh class on Homecoming Saturday, October 15. The five distinguished individuals span an astounding eight decades of Polar Bear athletics and includes some of the most recognizable names in the history of the institution. This year's inductees include coach Jack Magee, Bill McWilliams '57, Robinson Moore '77, Chris Jerome '83 and Emily LeVan '95.
  • McNamara Scores Twice as Bowdoin Holds Off Conn.
    October 11, 2008
    NEW LONDON, Conn. - Top ranked Bowdoin College (11-0, 6-0) extended their winning streak to 31 games but it took a late goal to put away a feisty Connecticut College (4-6, 1-4) team in a 3-1 NESCAC field hockey battle in New London Saturday.
  • Bowdoin Downs Farmington For 30th Straight Win
    October 08, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The top-ranked Bowdoin College field hockey team won their 30th consecutive game in a 3-0 decision over the University of Maine-Farmington on Wednesday evening. The Polar Bears move to 10-0 this season while the Beavers drop to 6-5 overall.
  • Bowdoin Wins Battle of Nation's Top-Ranked Teams
    October 04, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - In a battle between the nation's top two teams, the Bowdoin College field hockey team claimed a 2-0 victory over rival Middlebury on Saturday at Ryan Field. The top-ranked Polar Bears (9-0, 5-0 NESCAC) claimed the rematch of the 2007 NCAA Division III Championship game thanks to a pair of goals from senior captain Lindsay McNamara to earn their 38th straight home win and 29th consecutive win overall. Second-ranked Middlebury falls for the first time this season and drops to 6-1 (3-1 NESCAC) on the year.
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