2015 Sacred Heart Field Hockey News

July 18, 2016
37 Pioneers Named to 2015-16 MAAC Honor Roll

June 28, 2016
Eight Earn NSCA Strength And Conditioning All-America
Honorees represent eight Pioneer programs, with four seniors, two juniors and two sophomores selected

June 2, 2016
SHU Captures NEC Brenda Weare Commissioner's Cup For Sixth Time
HU also captured its ninth Joan Martin Commissioner’s Cup for excellence in women’s sports

May 13, 2016
Pioneers Celebrate Class Of 2016
Sean Ferguson of the cross country/track & field team and Katie DeRienzo of the women’s tennis team received the top honors of the Pioneer Award and are the Pioneers’ nominees for the Northeast Conference Student-Athlete of the Year award.

April 4, 2016
SHU Field Hockey Announces Class of 2020

March 3, 2016
Field Hockey Hosting Clinic April 2

November 5, 2015
Claroni, Tolli Land All-MAAC Honors, 15 Pioneers Earn All-Academic
Rachel Claroni and Nichole Tolli of the Sacred Heart field hockey team earned All-MAAC honors as announced by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Thursday night at the MAAC Championship Award Show. The senior defender Claroni was selected to the first team, while sophomore Tolli earned a spot on the second team for the second straight year.

October 30, 2015
Field Hockey Falls to Fairfield on Senior Day
The Sacred Heart field hockey team was shutout by Fairfield University 1-0 in the 2015 season finale. Despite a strong showing by the Pioneer offense, it was the Stags that managed the only goal of the game in the second half. Prior to the game, SHU honored graduating seniors Mary Altepeter, Christine Mace, Rachel Claroni and Nichole Dobachesky.

October 25, 2015
Altepeter Makes 15 Saves in Field Hockey Loss
Rebecca Hauser scores her second goal in as many games Sunday as the Sacred Heart field hockey team dropped the final road game of the season 3-1 at Rider. Senior goalie Mary Altepeter was just one save short of matching her season-best, stopping 15 Bronc shots. The loss drops the Pioneers to 2-13 this season, while Rider improves to 10-6.

October 23, 2015
Pioneers Downed 3-1 by Monmouth
Rebecca Hauser scored for the Pioneers in the second half as the Sacred Heart field hockey team fell to Monmouth 3-1 on Friday evening. Mary Altepeter made nine saves as the Pioneers fall to 2-12 on the season and 0-4 in MAAC play.

October 18, 2015
Field Hockey Shutout at Bryant
Despite a strong offense in the second half, the Sacred Heart field hockey team was blanked by the Bryant Bulldogs 1-0 Sunday in Smithfield, R.I. Rookie Rebecca Hauser led the charge for the Pioneers putting a team-high two shots on goal. She and senior Rachel Claroni recorded a squad-leading three shots each.

October 16, 2015
SHU Drops 3-2 Overtime Decision to Quinnipiac
The Sacred Heart field hockey team fell 3-2 in overtime to the Quinnipiac Bobcats Friday night at Johnson Field. Nichole Tolli and Rachel Claroni scored for the Pioneers, while Mary Altepeter recorded two saves.

October 13, 2015
Gallagher Scores in Matinee Loss to Lehigh
Mary Altepeter recorded 11 saves in the Sacred Heart field hockey team’s 3-1 loss to Lehigh Tuesday afternoon at Johnson Field. After the Mountain Hawks went up 3-0, Danielle Gallagher found the back of the cage in the game’s final minute.

October 11, 2015
Pioneers Fall to Siena in MAAC-Opener
The Sacred Heart field hockey team rallied with two second-half goals in Sunday’s Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference opener, but it wasn’t enough as the Pioneers fell to Siena 4-2 on Johnson Field.

October 9, 2015
Field Hockey vs. Siena Postponed due to Lightning, Power Outage
SHU field hockey's MAAC opener versus the Siena Saints was cancelled Friday night due to a lightning storm causing a power outage at Johnson Field. The game will be made up Sunday at 4:00 p.m.

October 2, 2015
Hauser Nets First Career Goal in Loss at Hofstra
SHU’s MAAC opener, the first of three straight home games at Johnson Field in New Haven, Conn., comes next Friday at 7 pm against Siena. The Pioneers defeated the Saints 1-0 in 2014.

September 24, 2015
Pioneers Downed by Columbia 4-1
Down 3-0 in the second half, Christine Mace scored the Pioneers’ lone goal in Thursday night’s 4-1 loss to Columbia. The loss drops the Sacred Heart field hockey team to 2-6 on the season.

September 20, 2015
Tolli, Lawson Score in SHU Field Hockey's Loss to Penn
Sophomores Nichole Tolli and Lauren Lawson scored their first goals of the season in the Sacred Heart field hockey team’s 5-2 loss to Penn Sunday afternoon at Ellen Vagelos Field in Philadelphia, PA.

September 18, 2015
SHU Field Hockey Falls to Dartmouth 8-1
Nicole Granito scored in the game’s 70th minute, but the damage had already been done and the Sacred Heart field hockey team fell to Dartmouth 8-1 Friday evening in Hanover, N.H.

September 13, 2015
Rachel Claroni Scores Two Leading SHU to 2-1 Victory Over Holy Cross
Rachel Claroni notched a pair of goals leading the Sacred Heart field hockey team to a 2-1 victory over Holy Cross Sunday in the 2015 home-opener. The senior’s first two goals of the season snapped the Pioneers’ three-game slide improving SHU to 2-3 on the season, while the Crusaders fell to 3-3.

September 11, 2015
Sacred Heart Shutout by Cornell
The Sacred Heart field hockey team was shutout by Albany 7-0 on Friday night in a neutral game at Alumni Turf Field on the Campus of Albany

September 5, 2015
Pioneers Fall to Yale 2-1 in Overtime
The Sacred Heart field hockey team fell to Yale 2-1 in their second overtime game of the 2015 season to fall to 1-2.

September 1, 2015
Altepeter Named First MAAC Defensive Player of the Week of 2015
Throughout two games this weekend, Mary Altepeter of the Sacred Heart field hockey team made 23 saves boasting a .920 save percentage as the Pioneers went 1-1, earning the first MAAC Defensive Player of the Week nod of the 2015 Season

August 30, 2015
Vermont Hands SHU Field Hockey First Loss of 2015 2-0
The Sacred Heart field hockey team fell to Vermont 2-0 Sunday afternoon in a neutral game at Hofstra. After a scoreless first half, UVM’s Lauren Tucker scored twice for the Catamounts in the latter half making SHU 1-1 after the season’s first weekend of play. Danielle Gallagher led the Pioneers with two shots on goal.

August 28, 2015
Altepeter’s Effort in Net Lifts SHU to Second Straight Season Opening OT Win
Mary Altepeter recorded 16 saves, one shy of a career high, and just over three minutes into double overtime, Christine Mace was on the receiving end of a Danielle Gallagher cross, sending her ensuing shot low into the left side of the net to set off the Pioneer celebration

August 17, 2015
Pioneers Picked Fifth in MAAC Preseason Poll: Mace Selected to All-MAAC Team
SHU was voted to finish in fifth place in the MAAC preseason coaches’ poll, while Christine Mace was selected to the preseason All-MAAC team.

July 29, 2015
Field Hockey Schedule Announced; Home Matches to be Played at Yale
The 16-game schedule consists of five nonconference rematches, as well as a rematch against MAAC newcomer Fairfield. The Pioneers will be playing their home matches at Johnson Field on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn.