2014 USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Coach Gwen Alexander for being named to the 2014 USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame!!! In June, Coach Alexander along with her team mates in the 1984 Olympic Bronze Medal Field Hockey Team will be inducted!!

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There are pivotal moments in sport where athletes and teams achieve an accomplishment so renowned that their victories undoubtedly inspire generations and elevate the game to new heights. These champions of sport carve out their presence in field hockey history and blaze the trail for others to create their own path to success. Their accolades derived from hard work and heart live within not the glass of a trophy case but in the youth that strive to emulate such greatness.  

To celebrate these athletes and teams, for the first time since 2004, USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce a new class of members to be inducted to the Hall of Fame this June.  USA Field Hockey received an overwhelming amount of qualified candidates for this year’s class, and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to this process for their enthusiasm and dedication to this event.

After careful consideration, the Hall of Fame Committee has selected seven new members and five Honorary Members to the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame.  We are excited to announce that for the first time in the history of this event, USA Field Hockey will be honoring a team and a male as members of the Hall of Fame. USA Field Hockey is extremely proud of all inductees for their accomplishments on and off the field. 

 2014 Hall of Fame Class includes:

  • 1984 U.S. Women’s Olympic Bronze Medal Team
  • Pam Bustin
  • Tracey Fuchs
  • Jill Reeve
  • Katie Kauffman Beach
  • Kate “Tiki” Kinnear
  • Nigel Traverso

Honorary Members:

  • Sharon Taylor
  • Linda Kreiser
  • Pam Hixon
  • Steve Jennings
  • Tom Harris. 

Congratulations to all of our honorees!  USA Field Hockey is extremely proud to bring back this prestigious event and honor those who have represented USA Field Hockey at many different capacities.

The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on June 28, 2014 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa.  

ODAC Sportsmanship Award

Congratulations to Senior Lauren Boone for being named to the ODAC Sportsmanship team!

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ODAC Announces Fall and Winter Sportsmanship Teams

FOREST, Va. — The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2013-14 ODAC/StellarOne Fall and Winter Sportsmanship teams on Thursday, and Washington and Lee had several athletes honored among the 12 sports.

On the fall team, sophomore Levi Warring (Williamsburg, Va./Lafayette) and senior Brandie Huffman(Warrenton,Va./Fauquier) were recognized from the men’s and women’s cross country teams, while seniors Kingsley Schroeder(Dayton, Ohio/Westminster School/Miami Valley) and Parker Wolfinger (Greer, S.C./Riverside) were honored from the women’s and men’s soccer teams. Additionally, senior Mitchell Thompson (Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University School) earned the sportsmanship award for football, and seniors Lauren Boone(Louisville, Ky./Collegiate) and Allison Rouse (Troy, Mich./Troy) were honored for field hockey and volleyball.

For the winter season, senior Kevin Gill (Richmond, Va./Benedictine) and junior Katie Wildes (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy Academy) were recognized on the men’s and women’s basketball teams, junior Hannah Melkun(Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) earned the award for women’s swimming, and senior Katie Driest (Davidson, N.C./North Mecklenburg) and first-year Jack Jones (Lookout Mountain, Ga./McCallie School) were honored for women’s and men’s indoor track and field.

Warring helped lead the men’s cross country team to third place at the ODAC Championship, crossing the finish line in 21st place. It marked the team’s best finish since taking third in 2009. Warring would go on to garner all-region recognition by taking 31st at the NCAA South/Southeast Region Championship.

Huffman, a captain in 2013, missed the women’s cross country season due to injury, but attended every practice and competition, providing senior leadership for the Generals. The team claimed fourth at the ODAC Championship.

A goalkeeper, Schroeder played in six games for the women’s soccer team, including four starts. The team finished 17-3-1, and Schroeder only allowed one goal in 420:32 minutes. She also registered a 5-0-0 record, six saves, an .857 save percentage, a 0.21 goals-against average and two shutouts.

Wolfinger started all 18 contests in the midfield on the men’s soccer team. He totaled three goals and two assists, as the team registered a 10-3-5 overall record.

Thompson garnered Third Team All-ODAC accolades as a cornerback for football team, which ended the season 5-5. He finished with 46 tackles, including five tackles for a loss (-12). He also posted two interceptions with five pass breakups and one fumble recovery.  

Boone played in all 20 games for the Generals with 13 starts. She led the field hockey team with five goals and notched one assist, as W&L finished with a 5-15 overall record.

An outside hitter, Rouse saw action in 95 sets during the 2013 season, as the volleyball team went 28-7 and claimed the program’s 14th ODAC title. She ended the year with 156 kills, 158 digs and 42 service aces.

Gill played in all 28 games at guard for the men’s basketball team with 15 starts. He averaged 6.9 points per game and tied for the team lead with 34 made three-pointers. The Generals went 8-20 overall, losing in the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament. Gill finished his four seasons tied for fourth on the W&L career made three-pointers list with 129.

A forward, Wildes appeared in all 25 games for the women’s basketball team, which finished 6-19 overall. She started eight contests, averaging 5.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Wildes recorded a career-high 15 points in a 68-56 win over Averett.

Melkun provided depth for the women’s swimming team, which won its seventh consecutive ODAC Championship and its 24th overall. She competed in the 200 breast, the 100 breast and the 400 IM at the conference championship.

Driest helped the women’s track and field team tie for third at the ODAC indoor championship. A distance runner for the Generals, she competed in the mile, 3,000m and the DMR at the conference meet.

In his first season, Jones scored in two events and earned Second Team All-ODAC accolades at the ODAC indoor championship, as the men’s track and field team placed third overall. Jones was part of the 4x400m relay that took second in 3:23.98, and individually, he claimed fourth in the 800m with a time of 1:59.37.

Through the fall and winter seasons, W&L’s teams combined to post a 98-87-6 (.529) overall record, while claiming two conference championships.

2013 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad

W&L Field Hockey Garners NFHCA Honors

CHANDLER, Ariz. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced its 2013 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad and the recipients of the national Academic Team Award recently. Washington and Lee garnered the team award, and placed 16 players on the academic squad. It is the most players to earn the accolade for W&L since 16 were named in 2009.

Among the 16 honorees for the Generals, seniors Riley Hampsch(Hopedale, Mass./Hopedale) and Victoria Van Natten (Towson, Md./Towson) earned the recognition for the fourth time. SeniorLauren Boone (Louisville, Ky./Collegiate) and junior Mary Virginia Long (Richmond, Va./Trinity Episcopal) made the team for the third time.

Sophomores Megan Axelrod (Denver, Colo./Kent Denver School) and Emily Doran (Somers, Conn./Suffield Academy) received the honor for the second time, while juniors Caroline Andress (Charlotte, N.C./Episcopal) and Lindsey Purpura(Yarmouth, Maine/Yarmouth) earned a spot on the team for the first time.

First-years Allie Barry (Beverly, Mass./Brooks School), Camilla Davis (Richmond, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s School), Callie Taylor (New Canaan, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School), Kendall Peterson (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep), Lydia Ruhlin (Darien, Conn./Darien), Noelani Schulmeyer (Glen Arm, Md./St. Paul’s School), Carter Ware (Middleburg, Va./Foxcroft School) and Maggie Waxter (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) all received the accolade in their first seasons.

To be named to the squad, a player must have earned at least a cumulative 3.30 GPA through the fall term. In order to be recognized as a National Academic Team, the institutions had to achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the fall term. The Generals were one of 121 teams honored.




NITs Round II

Virginia Beach played host to the U-16 NITs this past weekend. It was a great way to wrap up a month of recruiting events. Check out our Get Recruited page to see where W&L will be during the summer when we head out to recruit again.

Great job to all the young ladies who played in Virginia Beach!

Photo: NITs round two!

Next, W&L Field Hockey will be focusing on preparing for our Clinic this Saturday, March 15. We are really excited to see some great athletes! Hopefully, the weather will cooperate with us!

-Coach Cale