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.
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.