2014 Sacred Heart Field Hockey News

July 16, 2015
40 Pioneers Named to 2014-15 MAAC Academic Honor Roll
Sacred Heart University led all Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference associate members landing 40 student-athletes on the 2014-15 MAAC Academic Honor Roll. 23 members of the SHU rowing team, and 14 members of the SHU field hockey team represent the Pioneers on the Honor Roll.

June 17, 2015
Kelsi Lykens Named Field Hockey Assistant Coach
Lykens comes to SHU from West Chester University where she was an All-America selection as a student-athlete and served as assistant coach

April 14, 2015
SHU Field Hockey Continues Spring Schedule
The Sacred Heart field hockey team will continue its spring schedule in the MAAC Spring tournament hosted by Monmouth this coming Saturday, April 18. The following day, on Sunday, April 19th, SHU will host its annual Alumni Game.

March 23, 2015
17 Pioneers Earn Spot on NFHCA National Academic Squad
The National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2014-15 academic year.

March 17, 2015
Bergman and Slusser Named NFHCA Scholars of Distinction
Student-athletes selected as Scholars of Distinction achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher through the first semester of the 2014-15 academic year.

March 10, 2015
SHU Field Hockey Finished 2014 with Third Highest GPA in NCAA
Of the 78 NCAA Division I field hockey programs, the Sacred Heart University field hockey team compiled the third highest team GPA for the 2014 fall semester the NFHCA announced on Monday.

February 10, 2015
SHU Field Hockey Set to Host Spring Clinic March 29th
The clinic will be hosted on March 29th, 2015 at Campus Field from 10:00am-1:00pm with registration beginning at 9:30am. The registration is open to athletes of all levels currently in grades 8-12.

January 26, 2015
Sacred Heart Field Hockey adds Seven to Class of 2019
Sacred Heart University head field hockey coach Katie Kloeckener has announced the addition of seven incoming freshman to the SHU field hockey class of 2019.

December 12, 2014
SHU Student-Athletes Team Up for a Win at WCOB Business Concept Presentation
Devon Conley, Grace Freeman, Olivia Marlow, Chloe Howes of the Sacred Heart equestrian team and Nichole Tolli from the SHU Field Hockey were the master minds behind Sweet Tooth Bakery, the winner of the John F. Welch College of Business's New Business Plan Poster Session and Final Presentations.

November 17, 2014
Bergman Named to NFHCA Mideast All-Region Team
Sacred Heart University senior midfielder, Liz Bergman, has been selected to the 2014 Longstreth /NFHCA Division I Mideast All-Region Second Team, it was announced today. Bergman becomes the first SHU field hockey player to be chosen to the team since Carisa Eye was selected in 2008.

November 7, 2014
Late Goal Not Enough as Pioneers Fall to Monmouth 2-1 in MAAC Semifinal
Liz Bergman tried to spark a late comeback as she converted a penalty stroke with 3:44 remaining, but the Sacred Heart University field hockey team could not produce another shot as top-seed and host Monmouth edged the Pioneers, 2-1, in semifinal action on Friday afternoon at So Sweet A Cat Field.

November 6, 2014
Six Pioneers Receive All-MAAC Honors; 11 Named to All-Academic Team
Liz Bergman, Mary Altepeter, and Sarah Bergman were all selected to the first team, while Christine Mace, Rachel Claroni, and Nichole Tolli were chosen to the second team.

November 5, 2014
Pioneers Ready for First Postseason Appearance Since 2008
In what will be the program’s first postseason game since 2008, the Sacred Heart University field hockey team will travel to Monmouth University on Friday afternoon for the 2014 MAAC Field Hockey Tournament. The fourth-seeded Pioneers will battle with the top-seed and host Monmouth in semifinal action at 1:30 pm.

October 31, 2014
Pioneers Blanked by Quinnipiac 1-0 in Regular Season Finale
The loss puts the Pioneers at 9-8 to end the regular season, finishing with a 3-2 record in MAAC play.

October 28, 2014
Bergman and Altepeter Honored by MAAC After 2-0 Week
Liz Bergman was tabbed as the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week, while Mary Altepeter was named the Defensive Player of the week.

October 26, 2014
SHU Clinches Conference Tournament Berth with 2-1 Victory over Rider on Senior Day
The Pioneers move into first place in the MAAC with a 3-1 record and clinch a spot in the conference tournament that will begin on Friday, November 7.

October 24, 2014
Bergman’s Late Blast Gives Pioneers 1-0 Victory over Siena
With the victory, the Pioneers (8-7) move to 2-1 in conference play and have now won eight games in a season for the first time since 2007.

October 19, 2014
Sacred Heart Blanked by Monmouth, 2-0, in MAAC Contest
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart University field hockey team was shutout by Monmouth, 2-0, in a MAAC game at Campus Field on Sunday afternoon.

October 12, 2014
Sarah Bergman Converts OT Penalty Stroke to Give SHU 2-1 Win in Conference Opener
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sarah Bergman converted a penalty stroke just over six minutes into overtime to give the Sacred Heart University field hockey a win in its MAAC conference opener at Campus field on Sunday afternoon.

October 5, 2014
Granito’s Two Goals Lead Pioneers to 3-1 Victory over Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Nicole Granito’s scored both the opener and game-winner, as the Sacred Heart University field hockey team bounced back from a defeat yesterday to defeat Vermont 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

October 4, 2014
SHU Falls to Maine 3-1
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Lauren Harrison scored her fourth goal of the year as the Sacred Heart University field hockey team fell to Maine 3-1 at Vermont on Saturday afternoon.

September 30, 2014
Lawson Earns MAAC Rookie of the Week Honors
EDISON, N.J. - Sacred Heart University freshman forward Lauren Lawson (Ariss, Ontario) was named the MAAC Rookie of the Week on Tuesday. She is the second Pioneer to receive the award this season joining fellow freshman Olivia Volpe.

September 28, 2014
Pioneers Defeated by Lehigh 4-2
BETHLEHEM, Penn. – Nichole Tolli scored her first career collegiate goal on Sunday afternoon as the Sacred Heart university field hockey team fell to Lehigh 4-2.

September 27, 2014
Sacred Heart Earns First Ever Victory Over Lock Haven 2-1
LOCK HAVEN, Penn. – Two first half goals and eight saves by Mary Altepeter propelled the Sacred Heart University field hockey team to a 2-1 victory over Lock Haven on Saturday afternoon. The win was SHU’s first ever over the Bald Eagles as they had come into the matchup 0-11 all time, including a 4-0 loss last season.

September 21, 2014
Pioneers Downed by Brown 2-1 on OT Penalty Stroke
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Sacred Heart University field hockey team fell to Brown in overtime on Sunday afternoon as the Bears converted a penalty stroke halfway through the extra period to win 2-1.

September 19, 2014
SHU Falls to Fairfield 4-1
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Despite taking an early lead, the Sacred Heart University field hockey team was not able to hold on as they fell to cross-town rival Fairfield 4-1 on Friday afternoon.

September 16, 2014
Two Pioneers Honored With MAAC Player of the Week Award
EDISON, N.J. – Sacred Heart field hockey received two of the three MAAC Player of the Week awards announced on Tuesday. Goalkeeper Mary Altepeter (Chesterfield, Mo.) was named Defensive Player of the Week, while forward Olivia Volpe (Metuchen, N.J) received Rookie of the Week honors. The two helped the Pioneers finish with a 3-0 record for the week as they defeated Yale, Saint Louis, and Holy Cross.

September 14, 2014
Sacred Heart Blanks Holy Cross 2-0 for Third Straight Win
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Sacred Heart University field hockey team shutout Holy Cross 2-0 on Sunday evening to win their third straight match. A first half Liz Bergman goal would turn out to be the game-winner as the Pioneers held the Crusaders to only one shot on goal.

September 12, 2014
Sacred Heart Overcomes Early Deficit to Defeat Saint Louis 3-1
FAIRFIELD, CONN. – The Sacred Heart University Field Hockey team overcame an early deficit to come back and win their second straight as they beat Saint Louis 3-1 at Campus Field on Friday night. Two goals in a 44 second span late in the first half proved to be enough for the Pioneers.

September 8, 2014
Altepeter Strong in Net as SHU Holds off Yale 3-2
NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Sacred Heart University field hockey team was able to hold off a second half comeback on Monday night to record a 3-2 victory at Yale. The two met just two days after their original matchup was postponed due to weather less then two minutes into the game on Saturday.

September 5, 2014
Pioneers Fall to Hofstra 3-2
NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Sacred Heart field hockey team jumped to a first half lead against Hofstra on Friday afternoon before eventually falling 3-2. The match was played at Yale University.

September 2, 2014
Danielle Gallagher Named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week
Sacred Heart sophomore forward Danielle Gallagher (Clayton, Del.) has been chosen as the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring three goals, including a game-winner, in two games of action to open the field hockey season.

August 31, 2014
Pioneers' Comeback Falls Short at Rutgers
Piscataway, NJ – A Sacred Heart second half comeback fell just short on Sunday afternoon as the Pioneers’ field hockey team lost at Rutgers 5-3.

August 29, 2014
SHU Field Hockey Earns Dramatic OT Victory in Season Opener
The Sacred Heart University Field Hockey team opened their season in dramatic fashion Friday night by defeating Villanova 2-1 in overtime on a goal by Danielle Gallagher with no time remaining on the clock. The game-winning goal was Gallagher’s second of the game.

August 5, 2014
Bergman Tabbed Preseason All-MAAC; SHU Picked Fifth in Poll
The Sacred Heart Field Hockey team was picked to finish fifth in the 2014 MAAC preseason poll released by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tuesday morning. The 2013 Champion Quinnipiac Bobcats were tabbed to once again finish atop the league.

July 15, 2014
24 Pioneers Named to 2013-14 MAAC Honor Roll
Twenty-four Sacred Heart University student-athletes were named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Association 2013-14 Academic Honor Roll, which was announced Tuesday morning. A MAAC associate member for two of its 32 athletic programs, SHU saw 13 members of the field hockey team and 11 rowers honored for their work in the classroom.

July 7, 2014
Hannah Boyer Named Field Hockey Assistant Coach
Two-time All-Big 10 Second Team honoree will work with the Pioneers defense.

June 16, 2014
Sacred Heart Field Hockey Releases 2014 Schedule
FAIRFIELD, CONN. (June 17, 2014)—Sacred Heart Field Hockey Head Coach Katie Kloeckener announced the Pioneers’ 2014 schedule Tuesday. SHU hopes to rebound from last year’s 4-13 season when it hosts Villanova in the season opener on August 29 at 7:00 p.m. on Campus Field.