Field Hockey Announces 2019 Schedule

Field Hockey Announces 2019 Schedule

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Sacred Heart University announced its 18-game 2019 slate for the field hockey program on Monday. The Pioneers will host eight games on their home turf at Johnson Field on the campus of Yale University.

Breaking It Down

  • The Pioneers will play games versus opponents representing seven conferences

  • SHU takes on three Patriot League foes during the year and three representatives of the America East

  • Six opponents (LaSalle, Holy Cross, Bucknell, Cal Berkley, Merrimack and Wagner) were not on the SHU schedule a season ago

Special Events

  • Senior Day falls on Sunday, October 27th when the Pioneers host NEC-foe Wagner, with a pregame ceremony honoring the graduating seniors

The Conference Slate

  • The Pioneers return to the Northeast Conference after it was announced that field hockey would be reinstated for the 2019 season, after initially sponsoring the sport from 1998-2012

  • The Pioneers will play six NEC opponents during the campaign, in search of a berth in the NEC Tournament

  • The top-four regular season teams qualify for the postseason tournament, hosted by the top-seeded full NEC member school

  • The NEC opener is a road game versus Fairfield on Friday, October 4th

  • The Pioneers will host Merrimack on Sunday, October 13th and Bryant on Friday, Oct. 18th

  • SHU plays three road conference games this season, traveling to take on Fairfield in the NEC-opener on October 4th, followed by LIU on October 25th and Rider on November 1st

The Home Games

  • SHU hosts St. Francis U. in its home opener on Friday, September 6th

  • Holy Cross visits Johnson Field on Friday, September 13th and the Pioneers then host Bucknell in a Sunday matinee, September 22nd, with start time slated for noon

  • SHU welcomes America East member California Berkley to Johnson Field on Friday, October 11th

  • Lehigh travels to Johnson Field on October 20th

  • The Pioneers close its non-conference home slate vs. Georgetown on November 3rd

The Road Slate

  • SHU will open the 2019 season in Philadelphia, Pa. as the Pioneers take on La Salle on Friday, August 30th and Villanova on Sunday, September 1st

  • The Pioneers will play their annual game at Yale on Sunday, September 8th

  • SHU will take on Hofstra in a mid-week contest on September 11th , followed by taking on Quinnipiac on Saturday, September 14th

  • The Pioneers will travel to take on UMass Lowell on Friday, September 20th, followed by taking on perennial power Albany on Friday September 27th