2015 Wesleyan University Field Hockey News

  • Field Hockey Earns National Academic Team Praise; 13 Members Named to National Academic Squad
    March 23, 2016
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Thirteen members of the Wesleyan University field hockey team were honored by zagsports and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) this week for their performance in the classroom as they were named to the 2015 ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. In addition, Wesleyan received national academic team praise, and Emily Hart ’17 and Darcy Neureiter were named Scholars of Distinction.
  • Field Hockey's Hannah Plappert ’16 Featured in Wesleyan Magazine
    December 17, 2015
    Ask Hannah Plappert ’16, a tri-captain of this year’s field hockey team, to name one of her greatest accomplishments and there’s no hesitation: “Last year our team had one of the highest GPAs in Division III field hockey. It shows we’re working for common goals—to win games and to thrive at college. I’m definitely proud of that.”
  • Hannah Plappert Makes NFHCA West Second Team All Region
    December 10, 2015
    Wesleyan senior Hannah Plappert made the NFHCA West Second Team All Region. Plappert, who played in the 2015 Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division III Senior Game, finished this year with team highs in points (21), goals (8) and assists (5). She also notched two game-winning goals.
  • Hannah Plappert named to the 2015 NFHCA Division III Senior Game
    November 15, 2015
    Wesleyan Field Hockey Senior, Hannah Plappert has been named to the 2015 Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division III Senior Game, which will take place Saturday, November 21st at Washington & Lee University (Lexington, VA) at 4 p.m.
  • Field Hockey Drops Season Finale To Connecticut College 3-2
    October 28, 2015
    Katlyn Paiva knocked in on a loose ball in a scramble as time expired to lift the Connecticut College field hockey team to a 3-2 victory over Wesleyan University on a rainy night in New London. The Cardinals fall to 4-11 and finished 2-8 in the NESCAC, while Connecticut College closes out the season 5-10 with a 2-8 mark in conference play.
  • Field Hockey Drops Conference Match to Amherst 7-0 On Road
    October 24, 2015
    Wesleyan Women’s Field Hockey drops NESCAC contest on the road to Amherst College 7-0 Saturday Oct. 24. The win improves the Lord Jeff’s record to 10-4 overall and 5-4 in the NESCAC while the Cardinals drop to 4-10 and 2-7 in conference play.
  • Field Hockey Drops NESCAC Away Contest To Trinity 2-1
    October 20, 2015
    Sophomore Brenna Hobin (Madison, Conn.) and first-year Chandler Solimine (Pelham, N.Y.) scored goals to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Wesleyan University Cardinals in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) field hockey action this evening on Sheppard Field. Trinity improves to 7-6 overall and 4-5 in the NESCAC, while the Cardinals fall to 4-9 overall and 2-6 in the league with their third loss in a row.
  • Plappert Gives Field Hockey Early 1-0 Lead, But Williams Battles Back to Win 2-1
    October 17, 2015
    Field Hockey drops a NESCAC match to Williams College, 2-1, on Saturday Oct. 17 at Smith Field. In defeat the Cardinals drop to 2-5 in the NESCAC and 4-8 overall. The victory puts the Ephs at 9-3 and 5-2 in NESCAC play.
  • Field Hockey Drops NESCAC Match-Up with Middlebury 3-0
    October 11, 2015
    Senior goalkeeper Sarah Grundy’s 16 saves were not enough as the Wesleyan Field Hockey team fell 3-0 to the visiting Middlebury College Panthers Sun Oct. 11, at Smith Field. The victory improves the Panthers record to 10-1 overall and 6-1 in the NESCAC. Wesleyan drops to 4-7 on season and 2-4 in conference play.
  • Field Hockey Beats Colby 1-0 for Klecha-Porter's 200th Win
    October 10, 2015
    Sophomore Tierney Behles second goal of the season leads Wesleyan University Field Hockey to a 1-0 win over visiting Colby College Oct. 10 at Smith Field. The win is head coach Patti Klecha-Porter’s 200th career win, and it improves the Cardinals record to 4-6 overall and 2-3 in NESCAC play. The Mules drop to 6-5 overall and 1-5 in conference play.
  • Grundy Makes Eight Saves, But Wesleyan Drops NESCAC Game at Hamilton 3-0
    October 03, 2015
    Senior goaltender Sarah Grundy?s (Montpelier, VT) eight saves are not enough as The Hamilton College field hockey team outlasts Wesleyan University 3-0 in NESCAC action from Clinton, NY. With the win, the Continentals improve to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the NESCAC, while the Cardinals drop to 3-6, and 1-3 in conference play.
  • Hannah Plappert '16 Scores Twice, Adds an Assist as Field Hockey Upends 12th-Ranked Tufts, 3-2
    September 29, 2015
    Hannah Plappert '16 scored a pair of goals on penalty corners in the first half, on passes from Lauren Yue '17, to spot homestanding Wesleyan a 2-0 lead over Tufts Tues., Sept. 29 en route to a 3-2 victory. The first one came with 30:18 left in the half, and the second just three minutes later at 27:05. Both were hard shots from near the top of the circle, the first low through traffic that went just inside the left post and the second that skipped into the middle of the cage. Plappert upped her seasonal goal total to five.
  • Cardinals Grab Early Lead vs. Bates but Bobcats End with Final Three to Secure 3-1 NESCAC Victory
    September 26, 2015
    Bates erased a 1-0 deficit through 11 minutes of action with a tying goal in the 15th minute, and a pair of second-half goals to pull away from Wesleyan Sat., Sept. 26. Wesleyan hosts Tufts Tues., Sept. 29 in another NESCAC affair in its next start and the contest will be webcast.
  • Hannah Plappert '16 & Abby Warren '19 Finish Corner Feeds by Tess Iannarone '18 to Rally Cards Past ECSU, 2-1, Followed by Losses to #2 Bowdoin & Mount Holyoke
    September 16, 2015
    Remaining undefeated all-time vs. Eastern Connecticut in field hockey action, Wesleyan rallied for two second-half goals off penalty corner situations to pull out a 2-1 victory Wed., Sept. 16. Wesleyan is now 8-0 in its series with its in-state rival as the teams played for seven straight years from 2004 through 2010 before taking a five-year hiatus. Over that seven-game span, the Cardinals outscored the Warriors by a 28-4 count. The closest result in the bunch was a 2-1 decision in 2008. Today's contest matched that outcome.
  • Lauren Yue '17 Scores in 62nd Minute, Sara Grundy '16 Posts Nine Saves, but Cardinals Fall to #10 Wellesley, 3-1
    September 13, 2015
    Visiting Wellesley (3-0) netted three goals in a span of 14 minutes during the second half after being held scoreless in the opening period by homestanding Wesleyan as the Blue, ranked 10th nationally in Division III, went on for a 3-1 non-conference triumph Sun., Sept. 13. Wellesley owns a 16-9-1 overall series lead against Wesleyan and has captured the last four encounters. The Cardinals will be at home Wed., Sept. 16, taking on in-state non-conference foe Eastern Connecticut in a game to be webcast.
  • Lizzie Horwitz '19 Nets First Career Goal in 2nd Half to Narrow Gap but Babson Prevails, 2-1, in Cardinals' Home Opener
    September 11, 2015
    Babson netted goals in the 24th and 46th minutes for a 2-0 lead, then held on to defeat the Cardinals, 2-1, Fri., Sept. 11 in Wesleyan's home opener. Babson stayed unbeaten at 4-0 while Wesleyan fell to 1-1.
  • Hannah Plappert '16 & Cici Frattasio '18 Power the Attack, Sara Grundy '16 Backstops the D as Field Hockey Opens with 3-1 Win at RWU
    September 08, 2015
    With Hannah Plappert '16 scoring the first and third goals of the night for the Cardinals, and Cici Frattasio '18 getting credit for the game winner in the 23rd minute, Wesleyan captured a 3-1 victory at Roger Williams Tues., Sept. 8 to inaugurate the 2015 season. In the Wesleyan net, Sara Grundy '16 (#65, photo insert lower right) played a steady game with six saves in holding the Hawks to a lone tally. Up next for the Cardinals is the home opener Fri., Sept. 11 against a high-scoring Babson squad, which stands 3-0 on the year behind a 15-goal production.
  • Return of Nine Starters, Influx of Eight Newcomers to Power Field Hockey in 2015
    August 18, 2015
    Wesleyan field hockey returns eight starting field players as well as both top goalies in hopes of gelling back into a NESCAC playoff squad in 2015. The NESCAC is the most competitive field hockey conference in Division III with five of its members ranked among the top 12 squads in the 2014 final national poll. Wesleyan has qualified for 13 of the 15 post-season conference tournaments, but just missed out in 2014 when Hamilton, a team the Cardinals defeated 3-1, got the eighth and final spot via a three-team random tie-breaker.