Field Hockey

About the Program
No field hockey team in the nation has been more successful over the past three seasons than Bowdoin College. Solidifying themselves as the nation's elite program, the Bowdoin College field hockey team has won four NESCAC Championships, including three consecutive titles from 2005-07, and has reached the Division III Final Four in each of the past three years, completing a perfect 20-0 campaign with the school's first-ever NCAA Championship in 2007.

With an astounding record of 55-3 in the last two years, no program in the country has a higher winning percentage (.948) than the Polar Bears.

Bowdoin is consistently among the top teams in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association rankings, and have seen individuals gain numerous national awards; most recently, Kate Leonard '07 was twice named a First-Team All-American selection. Over the past few seasons, Katherine Bruce '98, Dana Krueger '99, Heather Hawes '00, Sarah Banister '02, Gillian McDonald '04 and Marisa O'Neil '05, Taryn King '07, Lindsay McNamara '09 and Julia King '08 have also earned First-team All American nods.

Head Coach Nicky Pearson has been named as the NESCAC Coach of the Year on six occasions and Division III National Coach of the Year in 2007. She encourages her student-athletes to welcome the challenges of a top-notch education and a top-notch field hockey program that Bowdoin offers. That effort is evidenced in the fact that Bowdoin placed nine players on the NFHCA All-Academic squad in 2005 and has also earned the NFHCA's Team Academic Award on multiple occasions; recognizing collegiate squads with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

2007 Recap
CLICK HERE to recap the spectacular 2007 Bowdoin Field Hockey season and the school's first-ever NCAA Division III Championship.

The Bowdoin College field hockey team can boast one of the top playing surfaces in the nation, Howard F. Ryan Field. A state-of-the-art, all-purpose artificial playing surface, Ryan Field encourages a high-level of athleticism and a fast pace of play. The field, which was completed in the fall of 2001, added lights for the 2005 season, allowing the team flexibility for practice and game-times as sunlight fades in the autumn.



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Field Hockey Coaching Staff

Head coach: Nicky Pearson
Assistant coaches: Maureen Curran, Chris Waltham

Click HERE for information about Coach Pearson's Field Hockey Camp

The fall of 2007 will mark the 12th season for Nicky Pearson as the head coach of the Bowdoin College field hockey program. In the years since she has taken over the team, the Polar Bears have qualified for the postseason each season -- including trips to the NCAA Tournament in 1997, 1999, 2000 and have included Final Four appearances in both 2005 and 2006. Five times she has been honored as the NESCAC Coach of the Year (2000 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006) and she is the only coach to have won the honor more than twice.

After winning the first-ever NESCAC Championship in 2000, the Polar Bears returned to post a 13-3 record in 2001 and 12-3 mark in 2002. In 2002, Bowdoin won the NESCAC Regular Season Crown and hosted the Semifinals and Championship weekend, placing second overall in the tournament. Bowdoin followed it up with another stellar campaign in 2003, finishing 13-3 with two First-Team All-Americans in Marissa O'Neil and Gillian McDonald.

Pearson led the program to it's best-ever season in 2005, earning an 18-1 mark, winning the NESCAC Championship and advancing to the Final Four at Washington and Lee University. She returned the team to the Final Four in 2006, posting an impressive 17-2 overall record and the squad's third NESCAC crown.

Pearson has established a reputation for developing players to their full potential. In 1997, forward Katherine Bruce '98 became the first-ever First Team All-American in school history. Goalie Dana Krueger '99 followed in 1998 by being named a First Team All-American and was also invited to the TeamUSA Olympic training camp for a tryout. In 2000, Heather Hawes '00 became the third straight First Team All-American after she led the conference in scoring and was named the NESCAC Player of the Year. More recently, Marissa O'Neil '05 was named NESCAC Player of the Year in 2003 and in 2005, Taryn King '07 was named as the Conference Player of the Year.

Before coming to Brunswick, Pearson was the assistant field hockey coach at Yale Universty, head coach at Amherst College and an assistant at Connecticut College. In addition to her collegiate duties, Pearson was the Regional Administrative Director for the U.S. Field Hockey Association, where she was responsible for development in Conn. and Rhode Island. Pearson has also coached for the Conn. chapter of the U.S. Field Hockey Association Futures Program since 1992.

A native of Hereford (England), Pearson attended St. Mary's College of London, receiving her Bachelor of Education in Physical Education and Biology. While in England, Pearson was a member of the National Field Hockey Club Champions and competed at the European Club Field Hockey Championships in Frankfurt, Germany in 1990. Her accolades include All-England Women's Field Hockey Association Coaches Award and the British Weight Training Coaches Award.

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Field Hockey Roster

# Name Year Pos. Hgt. Hometown/School
1 Tamlyn Frederick 09 F 5-2 Dover-Foxcroft, Maine/Foxcroft Acad.
2 Shavonne Lord 10 F 5-2 Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury
5 Megan McCullough 10 M 5-2 Springvale, Maine/Sanford
6 Katherine Gormley 09 M 5-6 Chestnut Hill, Mass./Noble & Greenough
7 Ella Curren 12 M 5-8 Roxbury, Conn./Shepaug Valley
8 Shannon Malloy 11 D 5-6 West Lebanon, N.H./Lebanon
9 Madeleine McQueeney 09 F 5-9 Buffalo, N.Y./Nichols School
10 Jessie Small 11 F 5-9 Wayne, Pa./Episcopal Academy
11 Lindsay McNamara 09 F 5-4 Milton, Mass./Milton Academy
13 Ingrid Oelschlager 11 F/M 5-4 Roanoke, Va./Phillips Exeter
14 Ashley Peterson 10 D 5-4 Littleton, Colo./Colorado Acad.
15 Emily French 12 F/M 5-7 Wenham, Mass./Middlesex
16 Phoebe McCarthy 11 M 5-8 Glyndon, Md./Bryn Mawr
18 Julia King 09 M 5-8 Yarmouth, Maine/St. Mark's
19 Leah Ferenc 09 D 5-5 Rumney, N.H./Plymouth Area
20 Kara Kelley 10 D 5-6 Dedham, Mass./Dedham
21 Katie Herter 12 F 5-5 Topsfield, Mass./Brooks School
22 Kristen Veiga 09 D 5-6 Concord, N.H./Concord
23 Elizabeth Clegg 12 F/M 5-3 Hudson, Ohio/Western Reserve Acad.
24 Michaela Calnan 11 M 5-6 Melrose, Mass./Middlesex
26 McKenna Teague 12 F/M 5-3 Cohasset, Mass./Notre Dame Acad.
32 Emily Neilson 11 G 5-10 Chatham, Pa./Taft
33 Emileigh Mercer 09 G 5-4 Newton, Mass./Newton North

Head Coach: Nicky Pearson
Assistant Coaches: Maureen Curran, Chris Waltham
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 Field Hockey Schedule

Date/TimeOpponent Result Score
09/06/2008,  1:00PMWELLESLEYW  4-0
09/07/2008,  1:00PMWHEATONW  6-0
09/10/2008,  7:00PMat HussonW  5-0
09/13/2008,  11:00AMat WesleyanW  1-0
09/17/2008,  7:00PMBATESW  6-0
09/20/2008,  11:00AMat WilliamsW  3-0
09/23/2008,  4:00PMat Southern MaineW  2-0
09/27/2008,  11:00AMAMHERSTW  3-1
10/04/2008,  11:00AMMIDDLEBURYW  2-0
10/08/2008,  5:00PMMAINE-FARMINGTONW  3-0
10/11/2008,  11:00AMat Conn. CollegeW  3-1
10/18/2008,  11:00AMTRINITY 
10/25/2008,  11:00AMat Colby 
10/31/2008,  5:00PMTUFTS 
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Field Hockey Releases

Date Posted Title
09/15/2008,  8:30PM McNamara Featured on
09/08/2008,  8:00PM McNamara Nets Player of the Week Honors
08/26/2008,  2:30PM Field Hockey Ranked First in Preseason Poll
08/14/2008,  7:00PM Field Hockey Travels to Argentina
03/18/2008,  10:30AM Field Hockey Earns NFHCA Academic Award
01/09/2008,  11:00AM Pearson Named NFHCA Division III Coach of the Year
11/27/2007,  11:00PM McNamara Featured in Sports Illustrated
11/20/2007,  1:30PM McNamara, King Earn First-Team All-American
11/07/2007,  3:30PM Field Hockey Sweeps NESCAC Honors
11/05/2007,  7:30PM Julia King Named Player of the Week
11/05/2007,  5:30AM Bowdoin Nets NCAA Regional
10/15/2007,  7:00PM Oelschlager Named NESCAC Player of the Week
10/08/2007,  8:00PM McNamara Named Player of the Week
10/02/2007,  10:30AM Field Hockey Ranked First in National Poll
08/23/2007,  12:00PM Field Hockey Ranked Third in Preseason Poll
12/19/2006,  3:00PM Bowdoin Field Hockey Featured on CBS
11/25/2006,  2:00PM Leonard Leads Field Hockey All-Americans
11/08/2006,  5:30PM Field Hockey Dominates NESCAC Honors
11/06/2006,  10:00PM Young, McNamara Honored, NCAA Info Announced
11/06/2006,  3:49AM Bowdoin Earns NCAA Regional
10/02/2006,  2:30PM LePage Named Player of the Week
09/05/2006,  1:00PM 2006 Field Hockey Preview
08/08/2006,  11:30AM Students Honor King at Falmouth Road Race
11/28/2005,  11:30AM King, Leonard Named First-Team All-Americans
11/15/2005,  8:30AM NCAA Semifinal Information
11/09/2005,  3:30PM Bowdoin Collects All-NESCAC Honors
11/07/2005,  3:00PM Gormley Honored as Bowdoin Announces NCAA Info
11/07/2005,  6:00AM Field Hockey To Host NCAA Regional
10/25/2005,  10:00AM Field Hockey Improves to Fourth in Nation
10/18/2005,  11:00AM Field Hockey Ranked Sixth Nationally
10/11/2005,  3:00PM Field Hockey Ranked Eighth in Nation
10/04/2005,  11:00AM Field Hockey Cracks Top 10 in Nation
09/26/2005,  2:30PM Leonard Takes Weekly NESCAC Honor
09/06/2005,  10:30AM 2005 Field Hockey Preview
12/02/2004,  2:30PM King and O'Neil Named All-Americans
11/22/2004,  11:00AM Bowdoin Earns All-New England Honors
11/10/2004,  3:00PM Field Hockey Earns All-NESCAC Selections
09/27/2004,  4:00PM Leonard Named Player of the Week
09/07/2004,  4:00PM 2004 Field Hockey Preview
05/14/2004,  11:30AM Bowdoin Honors Athletes at All-Sports Banquet
02/24/2004,  11:00AM Field Hockey Honored With Academic Award
12/08/2003,  12:00PM O'Neil Named ECAC All-Star
11/24/2003,  9:15AM Field Hockey Earns Three All-Americans
11/21/2003,  12:30PM All-Academic NESCAC Honors
11/18/2003,  4:00PM NFHCA Honors Bowdoin With All-New England Selections
11/12/2003,  3:30PM Field Hockey Sweeps NESCAC Honors
11/04/2003,  10:30AM O'Neil Named Player of the Week
10/28/2003,  2:30PM Field Hockey Ranked 12th, Burrage Honored
10/21/2003,  9:45AM Field Hockey Ranked 13th Again
10/14/2003,  12:20PM Bowdoin Stands at Number 13 in Poll
10/13/2003,  3:00PM O'Neil Named Player of the Week
10/07/2003,  1:00PM Field Hockey Improves to 13th In Poll
09/30/2003,  10:30AM Field Hockey Stands 14th In Nation
09/23/2003,  10:45AM Polar Bears Ranked 10th In National Poll
09/16/2003,  12:00PM Polar Bears In the National Rankings
09/09/2003,  11:00AM Field Hockey Ranked In National Poll
09/05/2003,  11:00AM 2003 Field Hockey Preview
11/25/2002,  8:00AM Burrage Named Second-Team All-American
11/18/2002,  8:00AM All-Academic NESCAC Team
11/18/2002,  8:00AM Field Hockey Regional All-American Honors
11/13/2002,  8:00AM Field Hockey Earns All-NESCAC Selections
10/30/2002,  8:00AM McClure Selected For North/South Game
10/29/2002,  8:00AM Polar Bears Prep For Playoff Push
10/24/2002,  8:00AM Field Hockey Alumni Game
10/01/2002,  8:00AM McClure, Shapell Named Players of the Week
09/23/2002,  8:00AM Cox, McDonald Honored As Players of the Week
09/06/2002,  8:00AM 2002 Field Hockey Preview
12/12/2001,  8:00AM Fall Captains Named
11/14/2001,  8:00AM Scaduto Named Third-Team All-American
09/17/2001,  8:00AM O'Neil Named NESCAC Player of the Week
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Field Hockey : Previous Seasons

The seasons listed below are represented by the year in which the given season started. Thus, Winter sports that may have the bulk of their events played in the following year are still listed by the year in which they began. For archived statistics, go to the Almanac/History page.

Previous seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1978