2010 Field Hockey News

  • Bowdoin Field Hockey Team Honored For Classroom Excellence
    March 16, 2011
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The national champion Bowdoin College field hockey team has proven that its excellence is not contained to the playing field. In Academic Team Honors announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association this month, the Polar Bears were recognized as having the third-highest team GPA in all of Division III last fall.
  • Nicky Pearson Named Division III Coach of the Year
    January 11, 2011
    BALTIMORE, Md. - Bowdoin College field hockey head coach Nicky Pearson was recognized as 2010 Dita / NFHCA Division III Coach of the Year during the NFHCA Coaches Recognition Luncheon held on Friday, January 7th. It is the third time that Pearson has been honored as the National Coach of the Year (2007, 2008).
  • Bowdoin Field Hockey Appears on CBS Fall Highlight Show
    December 20, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The national-champion Bowdoin College field hockey team was featured during the 2010 NCAA Fall Highlight show on CBS at 1:00 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, December 18. The broadcast included highlights from the Division III championship match between Bowdoin and Messiah. Click the link above to watch the segment.
  • Three Polar Bears Earn NFHCA All-American Honors
    November 23, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Three members of the national champion Bowdoin College field hockey team have been named All-Americans by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Senior co-captain Ingrid Oelschlager (Roanoke, Va.) led the way for the Polar Bears, earning First Team All-American recognition while Katie Herter (Topsfield, Mass.) and Ella Curren (Roxbury, Conn.) also collected honors.
  • Champions Again! Field Hockey Wins Third NCAA Title in Strokes
    November 21, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team won a penalty-stroke shootout to claim their third NCAA Division III Championship, 2-1, over Messiah College on Sunday afternoon. McKenna Teague notched the game-winner as the Polar Bears claimed the shootout by a 3-1 margin.
  • Bowdoin Downs Skidmore, Returns to NCAA Championship Game
    November 20, 2010
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Cathleen Smith had a hand in all five goals as the Bowdoin College field hockey team advanced to the NCAA title game with a 5-0 win over Skidmore in the national semifinals on Saturday afternoon at Christopher Newport University. The Polar Bears (19-1) will face Messiah, who defeated Ursinus in the other semifinal, at 1:00 p.m. Sunday for the championship.
  • Oelschlager Leads All-Region Honors For Field Hockey Team
    November 19, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College senior Ingrid Oelschlager (Roanoke, Va.) has been named the New England West Region Player of the Year in honors announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association on Friday. Oelschlager co-captained the Polar Bears to an 18-1 record and headlines a group of six Polar Bears who netted All-Region recognition.
  • Bowdoin Returns to Final Four, Aims For Third National Crown
    November 18, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team will make their fifth appearance in the NCAA Semifinals this weekend, with eyes on winning their third national championship in the last four seasons. The 2007 and '08 national champs will face Skidmore College at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Christopher Newport (Va.) University, following the 11:00 match between Messiah and Ursinus. The winners will play on Sunday in the national championship game at 1:00 p.m.
  • Oelschlager's OT Game-Winner Sends Bowdoin to NCAA Semifinals
    November 14, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin senior co-captain Ingrid Oelschlager scored the game-winning goal with 3:21 remaining in the first overtime to lift the Polar Bear field hockey team to their fifth 'Final Four' appearance, 4-3 over Lebanon Valley on Sunday. The Polar Bears improve to 18-1 this season and will face Skidmore College in the NCAA Semifinals at Christopher Newport University next Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
  • Polar Bears Cruise Past Babson into NCAA Regional Final
    November 13, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine –Cathleen Smith and Kassey Matoin scored two goals apiece to lead the Bowdoin College field hockey team to a 6-0 win over Babson in an NCAA Second Round contest at Ryan Field on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bears (17-1) advance to tomorrow’s regional final against Lebanon Valley (19-2) for a trip to the National Semifinals. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.
  • Polar Bears Prepare to Host NCAA Regional This Weekend
    November 12, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team will host a second and third-round regional this Saturday and Sunday at Ryan Field. On Saturday, the Polar Bears will face Babson College at 11:00 a.m. while Lebanon Valley and Cortland State are scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. start. The winners will play at 1:00 p.m. Sunday for a trip to the NCAA Semifinals. A complete preview is available here.
  • Bowdoin Field Hockey Honored With Five All-Conference Choices
    November 10, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - A league-high five members of the Bowdoin College field hockey team have been recognized in postseason awards handed out by the New England Small College Athletic Conference on Wednesday. Two Polar Bears, senior Ingrid Oelschlager and junior Ella Curren have been named First Team selections while head coach Nicky Pearson set a conference record with her seventh Coach of the Year honor.
  • Bowdoin To Host NCAA Field Hockey Regional This Weekend
    November 08, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The NESCAC Champion Bowdoin College field hockey team has earned a first-round bye and will host an NCAA Regional this Saturday and Sunday at Ryan Field. The Polar Bears (16-1) will face the winner of a Wednesday first-round match between Babson and Husson on Saturday. The other teams in the regional will be Lebanon Valley and the winner of a Wednesday match between Cortland and UMass-Dartmouth.
  • Oelschlager Named Player of the Week, NCAA Ticket Info Announced
    November 08, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College senior co-captain Ingrid Oelschlager (Roanoke, Va.) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week for her efforts in helping the Polar Bears win the 2010 NESCAC Championship. Bowdoin will host an NCAA Regional this Saturday and Sunday at Ryan Field.
  • Bowdoin Blanks Tufts For Sixth NESCAC Championship Title
    November 07, 2010
    MEDFORD, Mass. - Senior co-captain Ingrid Oelschlager scored twice as the Bowdoin College field hockey team reclaimed the NESCAC title after a one-year absence in an impressive 3-0 win over Tufts on Sunday. The Polar Bears (16-1), winners of six NESCAC Championships, have won four of the last five conference titles and will earn the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament when pairings are announced on Monday.
  • Herter Scores Overtime Game-Winner To Put Bowdoin in Finals
    November 06, 2010
    MEDFORD, Mass. - Bowdoin College junior Katie Herter scored 5:33 into the overtime period to lift the Polar Bears to a 3-2 victory against Amherst College in the semifinal round of the NESCAC Field Hockey Championship on Saturday afternoon at Tufts University’s Bello Field. Bowdoin (15-1), the #2 seed in the tournament, advances to play #1 seed and host Tufts in the conference final on Sunday at noon.
  • Polar Bears Look to Reclaim NESCAC Field Hockey Crown
    November 04, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team will look to win their sixth NESCAC Championship when they travel to play at the conference championship this weekend hosted by Tufts University. The second-seeded Polar Bears will face fourth-seeded Amherst at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday with hopes of advancing to Sunday's NESCAC title game at noon.
  • Polar Bears Beat Camels to Advance to NESCAC Semifinals
    October 31, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The second-seeded Bowdoin College field hockey team scored a goal in each half en route to a 2-0 win over seventh-seeded Connecticut College in the NESCAC Quarterfinals on Sunday. The Polar Bears (14-1) advance to the NESCAC Semifinals for the sixth consecutive season and will face Amherst in the semifinals next Saturday.
  • Tufts Edges Bowdoin For Top Seed in NESCAC Tournament
    October 29, 2010
    MEDFORD, Mass. - In the regular-season finale with the top seed in NESCAC on the line, Tufts senior Tamara Brown scored her 20th goal of the season with 15 minutes remaining in the first half and it stood up for a 1-0 Jumbo victory against Bowdoin College in field hockey action on Friday at Bello Field. The Polar Bears will host Conn. College in a Quarterfinal game on Sunday.
  • Polar Bears Quiet Bantams in Two-Goal Senior Day Win
    October 23, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team remained the only unbeaten team in Division III with a 2-0 win over visiting Trinity on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bears (13-0, 8-0 NESCAC) are ranked fifth in the latest national poll while Trinity (8-5, 5-3 NESCAC) entered the game ranked 20th.
  • Polar Bears Remain Perfect With Shutout Win at Husson
    October 20, 2010
    BANGOR, Maine – The fifth-ranked Bowdoin College field hockey team remained perfect with a 4-0 victory over Husson University under the lights at Husson’s Winkin Complex on Wednesday evening. Bowdoin improves to 12-0 this season while the Eagles fall to 7-5. Katie Herter scored twice and Kayla Lessard made four saves in the win.
  • Herter Scores Game-Winner as Bowdoin Blanks Williams Again
    October 16, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team dominated from start-to-finish, but needed a late score from Katie Herter to seal a 1-0 win at Williams on Saturday. The sixth-ranked Polar Bears remained one of three unbeaten teams in Division III field hockey in improving to 11-0 (7-0 NESCAC) this fall. Williams drops to 2-8 (1-6 NESCAC). Bowdoin has won nine straight over Williams and posted three consecutive shutouts against the Ephs.
  • Bowdoin Reaches Double Figures Again in Victory at Colby
    October 13, 2010
    WATERVILLE, Maine - Elizabeth Clegg and Katie Herter both had two goals in lifting sixth-ranked Bowdoin College to a 5-1 win over Colby College in NESCAC field hockey Wednesday night at Bill Alfond Field. The Polar Bears earned their 10th win of the season and reach double-digits for the 19th-straight season; the longest such streak in Division III field hockey.
  • Bowdoin Remains Unbeaten in Shutout Win Over Wheaton
    October 10, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The sixth-ranked Bowdoin College field hockey team scored five goals in the first 27:14 en route to a 7-0 shutout win over Wheaton (Mass.) College on Sunday afternoon at Ryan Field. The Polar Bears remained unbeaten this year at 9-0 while the Lyons suffer their second-straight loss and drop to 10-4 this season. Kassey Matoin scored twice in the win for Bowdoin.
  • Polar Bears Defeat Cardinals in Nationally-Ranked Battle
    October 09, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The sixth-ranked Bowdoin College field hockey team scored twice early in the second half to defeat 16th-ranked Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon, 2-1. The Polar Bears improve to 8-0 (5-0 NESCAC) while the Cardinals fall to 7-2 (3-2 NESCAC) with the setback.
  • Pearson Wins 200th Game as Polar Bears Crush Farmington
    October 06, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin head coach Nicky Pearson won her 200th game as head coach of the Polar Bear field hockey team, defeating the University of Maine-Farmington 9-0 on Wednesday night. The Polar Bears, ranked sixth in the latest Division III National Poll, improve to 7-0 this season and have not allowed a goal since September 18. The Beavers fall to 8-2 this season with the loss.
  • Bowdoin Stifles Conn College In Third-Straight Shutout
    October 02, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team scored three times in a span of 11:38 to put away visiting Connecticut College, 3-0, at Ryan Field on Saturday. The unbeaten and sixth-ranked Polar Bears improve to 6-0 (4-0 NESCAC) while the Camels fall to 5-2 (2-2 NESCAC) with the loss. Bowdoin has not permitted a goal in their last 238:18 of play, dating back to September 18.
  • Smith Scores Game-Winner as Bowdoin Downs Middlebury
    September 25, 2010
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Bowdoin's Cathleen Smith redirected an Ella Curren blast with 5:50 remaining to lift the seventh-ranked Polar Bears to 1-0 win at 10th-ranked Middlebury on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bears remained unbeaten with the victory, moving to 5-0 (3-0 NESCAC) this season while the Panthers fell to 2-2 (1-2 NESCAC).
  • Bowdoin Stays Perfect With Road Victory at Southern Maine
    September 21, 2010
    GORHAM, Maine - The Bowdoin College field hockey team, ranked seventh in the latest Division III poll released on Tuesday, remained unbeaten with a 3-0 road win at the University of Southern Maine. The Polar Bears (4-0) have outscored their opponents 17-1 in their last three outings. Katie Herter scored twice in the win.
  • Polar Bears Waste Little Time in Dispatching Bobcats
    September 18, 2010
    LEWISTON, Maine - It took all of 16 seconds for the Bowdoin College field hockey team to find the back of the net Saturday against Bates and the Polar Bears never looked back, cruising to an 8-1 win over the Bobcats. The win is the 26th straight for Bowdoin over Bates dating back to 1985 and the seven goals are the largest margin of victory for the Polar Bears in the 37-year history of the rivalry.
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