2009 Field Hockey News Releases

  • Field Hockey Earns NFHCA Academic Team Honor
    March 25, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team has again earned recognition for their efforts in the classroom. The Polar Bears were honored this week by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association with the 2010 National Academic Team Award. In addition, seven individuals were honored as Academic All-Americans.
  • Oelschlager Named Second-Team NFHCA All-American
    November 24, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College junior Ingrid Oelschlager (Roanoke, Va.) has been named a Second-Team All-American selection by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. It is the 16th consecutive season that at least one Bowdoin player has earned All-American recognition.
  • Curren and Oelschlager Named First-Team All-New England
    November 17, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College field hockey players Ingrid Oelschlager (Roanoke, Va.) and Ella Curren (Roxbury, Conn.) have been named First-Team All-Region in selections announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. The duo helped the Polar Bears to a 10-6 mark and berth in the NESCAC Semifinals this season.
  • Oelschlager, Curren Net All-NESCAC Field Hockey Honors
    November 11, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College field hockey players Ingrid Oelschlager (Roanoke, Va.) and Ella Curren (Roxbury, Conn.) have been selected as All-Conference performers by the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Oelschlager was named as a first-team choice while Curren received second-team recognition.
  • Trinity Shocks Bowdoin in Field Hockey Semifinals
    November 07, 2009
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The Trinity College field hockey team scored twice in the final eight minutes, including the game-winning goal with eight seconds remaining, to deal Bowdoin their first NESCAC Tournament loss since 2004, 2-1 in the NESCAC Semifinals on Saturday. The Polar Bears (10-6) will hold out hope for an at-large NCAA Tournament bid when the field is announced Sunday evening.
  • Field Hockey Sets Sights on Fifth-Straight NESCAC Crown
    November 05, 2009
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The Bowdoin College field hockey team travels to Trinity College this weekend with their sights on an unprecedented fifth-straight title at the 2009 NESCAC Championship. The sixth-seeded Polar Bears (10-5, 4-5 NESCAC) will take on the top-seeded Bantams (14-1, 8-1 NESCAC) in the semifinals at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Sheppard Field. The winner will advance to play either Williams or Tufts in the title match Sunday at noon.
  • Polar Bears Rekindle Postseason Magic With Win Over Amherst
    November 01, 2009
    AMHERST, Mass. - The sixth-seeded Bowdoin College field hockey team earned a 3-0 win over third-seeded Amherst College Sunday afternoon in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game. The Polar Bears (10-5, 4-5 NESCAC) advance to play top-seeded Trinity College Saturday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. in the semifinals, as they improve their winning streak in NESCAC Tournament play to 10 straight games dating back to 2005.
  • Tufts Edges Bowdoin in Regular Season Finale
    October 30, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Tufts University field hockey team scored a pair of second-half goals to take a 2-0 victory over Bowdoin in the regular season finale for both teams on Friday. The fifth-ranked Jumbos, who already had secured the second seed in the conference tournament, improve to 13-1 (8-1 NESCAC) while the 12th-ranked Polar Bears dip to 9-5 (4-5 NESCAC) and grabbed the sixth seed.
  • Bowdoin Outshoots Trinity, But Lose One-Goal Affair
    October 24, 2009
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The Bowdoin College field hockey team held a 21-3 advantage in shots, but dropped a 2-1 decision to fourth-ranked Trinity College on Saturday. The Bantams improve to 13-0 overall and 8-0 in the NESCAC, while the 13th-ranked Polar Bears fall to 9-4 overall and 4-4 in the league.
  • Bowdoin Inducts Eighth Class into Athletic Hall of Honor
    October 18, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Hall of Honor welcomed its eighth group of inductees on Homecoming Saturday, October 17. The recipients span nearly five decades of excellence and encompass seven different Bowdoin athletic teams. This year's class includes Harold "Bud" White '39, Alex Schulten '66, Dick Donovan '73, Kirk Hutchinson '82 and Susan Leonard Toll '85.
  • Small Goal Huge as Bowdoin Trips Williams
    October 17, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Jessie Small scored the game's only goa as the 14th-ranked Bowdoin College field hockey team earned a key NESCAC win over Williams College on Saturday. The Polar Bears improve to 9-3 (4-3 NESCAC) while the Ephs fall to 5-5 (5-1 NESCAC).
  • Polar Bears Have Little Trouble in Dispatching Farmington
    October 15, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team scored five times in each half to take a 10-0 victory over the University of Maine-Farmington on Thursday evening. The Polar Bears, ranked 14th in the latest Division III poll, improve to 8-3 this season while the Beavers drop to 5-6 overall this year and 4-34 all-time against Bowdoin. Jessie Small had two goals and an assist to lead the charge.
  • Field Hockey Team Falls in Shootout to Wesleyan
    October 10, 2009
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The Bowdoin College field hockey team lost a shootout to Wesleyan University on Saturday, 3-2. The Polar Bears, who received a pair of goals from Ella Curren, fall to the Cardinals for the first time since 2004.
  • Herter Scores Twice as Bowdoin Cruises Past Colby
    October 07, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin's Katie Herter scored two goals and an assist to lead the 12th-ranked Polar Bear field hockey team to a 5-1 win over Colby on Wednesday evening. Bowdoin improves to 7-2 (3-2 NESCAC) while Colby falls to 4-4 (1-4 NESCAC). The victory is the fifth-straight by the Polar Bears over the Mules dating back to 2005.
  • Lord Nets NESCAC Co-Player of the Week
    October 05, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College field hockey player Shavonne Lord (Shrewsbury, Mass.) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Co-Field Hockey Player of the Week. Lord was the leading scorer last week in a trio of wins for the 13th-ranked squad in Division III.
  • Five Second-Half Scores Propel Polar Bears Over Lyons
    October 04, 2009
    NORTON, Mass. - Shavonne Lord scored two goals as the 13th-ranked Bowdoin College field hockey team picked up their third win in six days, tallying five second-half goals in a 6-0 victory at Wheaton on Sunday. The Polar Bears (6-2) have outscored their opponents 13-0 during their current three-game win streak.
  • Lord's Game-Winner Propels Polar Bears Past Camels
    October 03, 2009
    NEW LONDON, Conn. - Senior co-captain Shavonne Lord scored 2:42 into the second half Saturday to lead the 13th ranked Bowdoin College Polar Bears (5-2, 2-2) to a 1-0 victory against Connecticut College (3-4, 2-2) in NESCAC field hockey action played on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field. The victory is the 16th by the Polar Bears over the Camels dating back to 1995.
  • Field Hockey Cruises to Six-Goal Victory Over Husson
    September 29, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The 13th-ranked Bowdoin College field hockey team scored three times in each period and cruised to a 6-0 victory over Husson College on Tuesday evening at Ryan Field. The Polar Bears improve to 4-2 thanks to a pair of goals from Jessie Small and a goal and assist from Liz Clegg and Shavonne Lord.
  • Middlebury Snaps Losing Skid to Bowdoin in Two-Goal Victory
    September 26, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - A pair of first-half goals snapped Middlebury's eight-match losing streak to rival Bowdoin and gave the Panthers their first NESCAC win of the season in a 2-0 decision on Saturday. The Panthers (2-2, 1-2 NESCAC) had not beaten the Polar Bears (3-2, 1-2) since 2004, including a pair of defeats in NCAA Tournament play.
  • Bowdoin Posts Third-Straight Shutout in Victory Over Southern Maine
    September 22, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team scored five first-half goals en route to a 6-0 win over the University of Southern Maine on Tuesday evening at Ryan Field. The ninth-ranked Polar Bears improve to 3-1 and have outscored their opponents 18-0 over their current three-game win streak. Southern Maine dips to 4-4 with the loss.
  • Curren's Hat Trick Sparks Flurry as Field Hockey Dumps Bates
    September 19, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin sophomore Ella Curren collected her first career hat trick, sparking a four-goal second-half outburst to lead the seventh-ranked Polar Bear field hockey team to a 5-0 win over Bates on Saturday. The Polar Bears, who have won 25 consecutive games against the Bobcats dating back to 1985, improve to 2-1 (1-1 NESCAC). The Bobcats fall to 0-3 (0-2 NESCAC) with the loss.
  • Herter Scores Three as Bowdoin Rebounds With Win at Wellesley
    September 15, 2009
    WELLESLEY, Mass. - Bowdoin College sophomore Katie Herter collected a hat trick as the seventh-ranked Polar Bear field hockey team dismantled Wellesley, 7-0 on Tuesday evening. The defending national champions rebound from their season-opening loss at Amherst to improve to 1-1 this season. The Blue fall to 2-1 on the year.
  • Amherst Blanks Bowdoin in Field Hockey Premiere
    September 12, 2009
    AMHERST, Mass. - Despite holding an 11-5 advantage in shots, the top-ranked two-time defending NCAA Champion Bowdoin College field hockey team lost their 2009 season opener to Amherst on Saturday, 2-0. The loss is the first for the Polar Bears on the road in nearly three years and is just the third loss in the last three seasons for the club.
  • Field Hockey Enters 2009 as Top-Ranked Team in Division III
    August 25, 2009
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The two-time defending national champion Bowdoin College field hockey team will open the 2009 season as the top-ranked team in Division III. The Polar Bears, who finished the 2008 campaign with a 19-2 record and their second consecutive national crown, stand first in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association preseason poll released on Tuesday.