2008 Field Hockey News

May 6, 2009
Field Hockey's Shea And Cunniff Named To 2009 New England High Performance Training Squad
Quinnipiac University senior Bonnie Shea (Walpole, Mass.) and freshman Kimberly Cunniff (Walpole, Mass.) were invited to attend the 2009 New England High Performance Training program following tryouts at Providence College on May 2. Shea was invited to attend last year as well while Cunniff was selected for the first time.

April 14, 2009
Longstreth Series To Be Held At Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field On April 19
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will host the 2009 Longstreth Series on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. The series will consist of six games featuring Quinnipiac, Yale, Lafayette and Massachusetts and is set to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This weekend's games are the second part of the series, with the first hosted by Lafayette on April 5.

April 11, 2009
Field Hockey Announces Team Awards
Quinnipiac University field hockey head coach Becca Kohli announced her team awards at the 2009 Quinnipiac Field Hockey Banquet at Eli's On Whitney Restaurant in Hamden, Conn. on Sunday, March 22nd. Among those honored at the event were team captain's Megan Sciascia (Cheshire, Conn.) and Lauren Hartnett (Walpole, Mass.). Also honored at the event were Katie Van Nostrand (Derry, N.H.), Bonnie Shea (Walpole, Mass.) and Brandy Longacre (Bethlehem, Pa.).

March 18, 2009
Field Hockey Announces Captains For 2009 Season
Quinnipiac University field hockey head coach Becca Kohli has announced that Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.) and Lauren Hartnett (Walpole, Mass.) will once again serve as team captains for the 2009 season in addition to Katie Van Nostrand (Derry, N.H.). Last season, Quinnipiac finished the year at 5-13 overall and 3-4 in Northeast Conference play.

March 5, 2009
Field Hockey Has Eleven Players Named To NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team was one of 59 honored with a 2008 NFHCA Division I National Academic Team Award. Quinnipiac was one of six Northeast Conference schools on the list. Quinnipiac also landed 11 players on the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad.

February 19, 2009
Field Hockey Announces National Letter of Intent Signings
Quinnipiac University field hockey head coach Becca Kohli has announced the signing of Kristin Engelke (Medford, N.J.) and Jill-Marie Squires (St. Michael, Barbardos) to National Letters of Intent. The two midfielders will join the Bobcats for the 2009 season.

November 19, 2008
Jenna Grossman Named To Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Mideast Region Team
Quinnipiac junior captain Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.) was named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Mideast Region Second Team. Grossman was previously named the Northeast Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and also to the All-Northeast Conference First Team.

November 14, 2008
Field Hockey Head Coach Becca Kohli Named President Of NFHCA
Quinnipiac University field hockey head coach Becca Kohli has bee named the President of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association for the 2009 season. Kohli, the current First Vice President of the NFHCA, will take over for current President, Amy Fowler, at the 2009 NFHCA Annual Convention & Coaches Clinic.

November 7, 2008
Jenna Grossman Named Northeast Conference Field Hockey Goalkeeper Of The Year
Quinnipiac University field hockey junior Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.) was named the Northeast Conference Field Hockey Goalkeeper of the Year, as voted on by the NEC's coaches and announced at the 2008 NEC Field Hockey Awards Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 6. Quinnipiac, the No. 3 seed in the NEC Tournament, takes on No. 1 Lock Haven in the semifinals of the conference tournament on Friday, Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Grossman, Lauren Hartnett (Walpole, Mass.) and Katherine Van Nostrand (Derry, N.H.) were named to the All-Northeast Conference First Team while Megan Sciascia (Cheshire, Conn.) was named to the Second Team.

November 7, 2008
Field Hockey Loses To Lock Haven, 4-1, In NEC Tournament Semifinals
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team's season came to an end with a loss to Lock Haven, 4-1, in the Northeast Conference Tournament Semifinals. The Bobcats finish the year at 5-13 overall. Junior Cassie Adams (Shushan, N.Y.) scored Quinnipiac's only goal of the game. The goal was Adams' second of the season and third of her career. Adams' goal came off a penalty corner.

November 6, 2008
Field Hockey Squares Off Against Lock Haven In NEC Tournament On Friday At 1:30 PM
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will travel to Lock Haven, Pa. to take on the Lock Haven University Eagles in the Northeast Conference Tournament Quarterfinals. The Bobcats finished the year at 3-4 in the Northeast Conference and clinched an NEC Tournament berth for the first time since 2006 when Robert Morris lost to St. Francis (Pa.) this past weekend. The game is set for a 1:30 p.m. start on Friday, Nov. 7 at Lock Haven's Charlotte Smith Field. Live audio will be available for all games of the NEC Tournament, provided by Lock Haven University sports information. Bobcat fans can access all information at the links on the field hockey schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.

November 3, 2008
Field Hockey To Face Lock Haven In NEC Tournament Semifinals On Friday
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team clinched the No. 4 seed in this weekend's Northeast Conference Field Hockey Tournament, set for Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 at Lock Haven University. The Bobcats and NEC top ranked Lock Haven will square off in the NEC Tournament Semifinals on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Charlotte Smith Field in Lock Haven, Pa.

November 2, 2008
Field Hockey Loses To Yale, 6-0, In Final Regular Season Game
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Yale University, 6-0, in a non-conference match-up in New Haven, Conn. Quinnipiac will finish their regular season at 5-12 overall while Yale improves to 7-9.

October 30, 2008
Field Hockey Loses To Sacred Heart, 2-1, In Overtime
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost a heartbreaker, 2-1 in overtime, to Northeast Conference in-state foe Sacred Heart University. With the loss, Quinnipiac drops to 5-11 overall and 3-4 in NEC play. Sacred Heart improves to 7-11 overall and 5-2 in conference play.

October 29, 2008
Field Hockey Faces Sacred Heart For Final NEC Tournament Spot
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team is in a must-win situation heading to Fairfield, Conn. on Thursday. A win against in-state rival Sacred Heart on Oct. 30 would clinch the fourth and final seed of the Northeast Conference Tournament. Quinnipiac is currently 5-10 overall and 3-3 in NEC play while Sacred Heart is 6-11 and 4-2 in conference action.

October 26, 2008
Field Hockey Loses To Robert Morris, 2-1
The Quinnipiac University field hockey lost to Robert Morris, 2-1, in a Northeast Conference game in Moon Township, Pa. The Bobcats drop to 5-10 overall and 3-3 in the NEC while Robert Morris improves to 5-12 overall and 2-5 in conference action. Quinnipiac will now need a win over Sacred Heart on Thursday, Oct. 30 to clinch a spot in the upcoming Northeast Conference Tournament, set for Nov. 7-8.

October 25, 2008
Freshman Notarianni Nets Winner In 1-0 Overtime Victory Over St. Francis (Pa.)
In the first overtime game in the history of Saint Francis' DeGol Field, freshman Kaitlyn Notarianni (Clarks Summit, Pa.) scored her third goal of the season to give the Quinnipiac University field hockey team a 1-0 victory. Quinnipiac improves to 5-9 overall and 3-2 in the Northeast Conference. With the loss, Saint Francis drops to 2-14 overall and 1-4 in conference play.

October 23, 2008
Field Hockey Travels To Saint Francis (Pa.) And Robert Morris This Weekend
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will travel to Pennsylvania this weekend to take on Saint Francis (Pa.) on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. and Robert Morris on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 12 p.m. Quinnipiac heads into the weekend with an overall mark of 4-9 including a 2-2 record in Northeast Conference play. Saint Francis (Pa.) is 2-13 overlal and 1-3 in the NEC while Robert Morris is 4-11 overall and 1-4 against NEC opponents.

October 19, 2008
Field Hockey Defeats Siena, 5-0, On Senior Day
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team defeated Siena College, 5-0, in their final home game this season. The Bobcats honored senior players Brittany Riggio (Deep River, Conn.), Lauren Kuchmak (Smithtown, N.Y.) and Megan Sciascia (Cheshire, Conn.) and senior athletic trainer Kim Leverone in a pre-game ceremony. Quinnipiac's record improves to 4-9 overall and 2-2 in Northeast Conference play while Siena drops to 0-13 overall and 0-4 in the NEC.

October 17, 2008
Lock Haven Comes From Behind To Defeat Field Hockey
Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.) made a season-high 13 saves, but the Quinnipiac University field hockey team was defeated by Lock Haven, 3-2, Friday afternoon at Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field. The Bald Eagles' Blair Wynne scored the game-winner with 6.7 seconds remaining to give Lock Haven the win.

October 16, 2008
Field Hockey Freshman Kaitlyn Notarianni Featured In Scranton (Pa.) Times Tribune
Quinnipiac University field hockey freshman Kaitlyn Notarianni was featured in the Scranton (Pa.) Times Tribune on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The first year player out of Clarks Summit, Pa. scored twice - the first two goals of her collegiate career - in Quinnipiac's 5-0 win over Northeast Conference opponent Siena on Sunday, Oct. 19.

October 15, 2008
Field Hockey To Host Lock Haven And Siena This Weekend
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will host a pair of Northeast Conference teams this weekend. On Friday, Oct. 17, Quinnipiac will host Lock Haven at 3:30 p.m. before also hosting Siena on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 12 p.m. Both games will be played at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn.

October 12, 2008
Field Hockey Loses NEC Match-up, 4-0, To Rider
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Rider University, 4-0, in a Northeast Conference match-up at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey and Lacrosse Field in Hamden, Conn. With the loss, Quinnipiac goes to 3-8 overall and 1-1 in NEC play while Rider improves to 8-5 and 2-0.

October 11, 2008
Field Hockey Will "Play 4 The Cure" On Sunday Against Rider
On Sunday, Quinnipiac will host Rider at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey and Lacrosse Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn. at 12 p.m. The game will be part of the 'Play 4 The Cure' program to benefit the Susan G. Komen fund for breast cancer awareness. The team will be wearing pink t-shirts during pregame activities and will also wear pink wristbands and shoelaces for the game. For more information on the Play 4 The Cure program, visit http://www.play4thecure.com/.

October 10, 2008
Field Hockey Wins NEC Opener, 2-1, Over Monmouth
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team defeated Monmouth University, 2-1, in their Northeast Conference season opener. The Bobcats improve to 3-7 overall while they open their NEC schedule at 1-0. Monmouth goes to 1-11 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

October 9, 2008
Field Hockey Will Travel To Monmouth For NEC Opener On Friday
Quinnipiac will travel to West Long Branch, N.J. on Friday, Oct. 10 to take on Monmouth University in a Northeast Conference match-up set for 4 p.m. Quinnipiac is currently 2-7 overall following a 6-1 loss to #11 UConn on Oct. 1. Monmouth comes into the game with a record of 1-10 after back-to-back losses to Villanova (5-1) and #12 Louisville (4-1). The game is the NEC opener for both teams.

October 2, 2008
Field Hockey Falls To No. 11 Connecticut, 6-1
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team fell to No. 11 Connecticut Wednesday night, 6-1. Senior Lauren Hartnett (Walpole, Mass.) scored the Bobcats' lone goal of the game with just over five minutes remaining in the first half, but Quinnipiac's record fell to 2-7 this season with the loss. UConn improves to 10-1 with the win.

September 29, 2008
Field Hockey To Face #11 Connecticut On Wednesday
Quinnipiac returns to action on Wednesday, Oct. 1 when they travel to Storrs, Conn. to take on #11 University of Connecticut in an intrastate match-up set for 7 p.m. Quinnipiac enters the game at 2-6 overall while UConn is 9-1. The game on Wednesday night will be televised live on Cox Sports, beginning at game time, 7 p.m., and is available in central Connecticut including Manchester, Meriden and Cheshire.

September 26, 2008
Field Hockey Game At Holy Cross Postponed
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team's game at Holy Cross, scheduled for Friday, September 26 at 7 p.m., has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross.

September 25, 2008
Field Hockey Travels To Worcester, Mass. To Take On Holy Cross On Friday
Quinnipiac will head to Worcester, Mass. on Friday, September 26 to take on the College of the Holy Cross in a non-conference affair set for 7 p.m. Quinnipiac is currently 2-6 overall while Holy Cross stands at 2-5.

September 24, 2008
Field Hockey Loses To Hofstra, 2-1
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Hofstra, 2-1, in a non-conference match-up at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. The loss drops Quinnipiac to 2-6 on the year while Hofstra wins their fourth straight game to improve to 6-1. Quinnipiac junior Katie Van Nostrand (Derry, N.H.) scored her first career goal in the 61st minute of play.

September 23, 2008
Field Hockey To Host Hofstra On Wednesday
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team returns home on Wednesday, Sept. 24 when they host the Pride of Hofstra University at 3 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field. Quinnipiac, 2-5 on the season, comes into the game on the strength of back-to-back wins over Fairfield, 6-2, and Maine, 4-2. Hofstra has won three straight and stands at 5-1.

September 23, 2008
Field Hockey Captain Jenna Grossman Honored by womensfieldhockey.com
Quinnipiac field hockey captain Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.) was one of six athletes named to the womensfieldhockey.com weekly honor roll. Grossman helped Quinnipiac to back-to-back last week, allowing just four goals over two games.

September 21, 2008
Field Hockey Downs Maine, 4-2
MacKenzie Liptak (Schuylerville, N.Y.) scored twice to lead Quinnipiac to a 4-2 win over the University of Maine in a non-conference match-up. The win, Quinnipiac's second straight, brings them to 2-5 on the season while Maine drops to 3-4.

September 19, 2008
Field Hockey To Travel To Maine On Sunday
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will travel to Orono, Me. to take on the University of Maine Black Bears on Sunday, September 21 in a non-conference match-up at 12 p.m. Quinnipiac heads into the Sunday matinee with an overall record of 1-5 while Maine is currently 2-3.

September 17, 2008
Field Hockey Tops Fairfield, 6-2, For First Win Of The Season
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team defeated Fairfield University , 6-2, for their first win of the season. Quinnipiac improves to 1-5 overall behind a pair of two-goal, one-assist performances from juniors Christine Grady (Enfield, Conn.) and MacKenzie Liptak (Schuylervill, N.Y., ). Fairfield goals to 1-6 on the season.

September 15, 2008
Field Hockey To Host Fairfield On Wednesday
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will host Fairfield University on Wednesday, September 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the #$%^Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats come into the game at 0-5 while Fairfield in #$%^1-5 on the season. Live stats and a live broadcast will be available courtesy of WQAQ.

September 14, 2008
Field Hockey Loses To Columbia, 3-2
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Columbia, 3-2, in a game played in New York, N.Y. Quinnipiac goes to 0-5 overall while Columbia improves to 3-0 on the season. Senior Christine Grady and junior MacKenzie Liptak both scored in the loss.

September 12, 2008
Cheryl Torino Named NFHCA Director Of Events & Publications
Quinnipiac University field hockey assistant coach Cheryl Torino has been named the director of events and publications by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Torino, the first individual to hold the position with the NFHCA, will assist in the organizing of various national events.

September 12, 2008
Field Hockey Falls To Northeastern, 1-0, In Overtime
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Northeastern University, 1-0 in overtime, in a non-conference game played at Sweeney Field in Boston, Mass. The loss drops Quinnipiac to 0-4 on the season while Northeastern improves to 3-2.

September 11, 2008
Field Hockey To Face Northeastern, Columbia This Weekend
Quinnipiac will be busy this weekend with two games in three days in two different states. Quinnipiac will head to Boston, Mass. to take on Northeastern University (2-2) on Friday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. After the Bobcats return home to Connecticut on Saturday, they will head out again on Sunday, Sept. 14 to square against Columbia (2-0) at 1 p.m. in New York, N.Y. Quinnipiac is currently 0-3 on the season.

September 7, 2008
Field Hockey Loses To Lafayette, 3-1
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Lafayette, 3-1, to drop to 0-3 on the season. Junior MacKenzie Liptak (Schuylerville, N.Y.) scored the Bobcats' first goal of the season midway through the second half. Lafayette improves to 2-0 on the season.

September 6, 2008
Field Hockey Hosts Lafayette On Sunday
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will host Lafayette College on Sunday, September 7 at 11 a.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey and Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats host the Leopards with a record of 0-2 while Lafayette is 1-0.

September 5, 2008
Field Hockey Loses To #13 Boston College, 2-0
The Quinnipiac University field hockey lost to #13 Boston College, 2-0, in a non-conference game played at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey and Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. With the loss, the Bobcats drop to 0-2 on the young season while Boston College improves to 3-0.

September 3, 2008
Field Hockey Hosts #13 Boston College On Friday In Home Opener
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team hosts #13 Boston College in their 2008 home opener on Friday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. Quinnipiac comes into the game at 0-1 after their season opener against UMass while Boston College is 2-0.

August 31, 2008
Field Hockey Loses To UMass, 3-0
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to the University of Massachusetts, 3-0, in a non-conference match-up at Garber Field in Amherst, Mass. The Bobcats open the year at 0-1 while UMass moves to .500 at 1-1.

August 29, 2008
Field Hockey Opens 2008 Season At UMass On Sunday
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will open the 2008 season on the road, traveling to Amherst, Mass. to take on the University of Massachusetts in a non-conference match-up on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 12 p.m. at Garber Field. Quinnipiac head's into the game at 0-0, while UMass will face No. 13 Boston College on Friday afternoon.

August 18, 2008
Field Hockey Picked Second In 2008 NEC Preseason Coaches Poll
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team was picked to finish second out of eight teams in the 2008 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, while also receiving one first-place vote. The Bobcats posted a 4-13 record in 2007 including a 2-4 mark in NEC action. Quinnipiac won three of their last four games, allowing just two goals over that span.

August 15, 2008
Field Hockey Will Host Alumni Game On Saturday, August 16
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will host their annual Alumni Field Hockey Game on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 1:15 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field. The game will be dedicated to Joyce Cassesse, mother of former Quinnipiac All-American and team captain Jaime Cassesse ?07.

July 11, 2008
Cheryl Torino Named Field Hockey Assistant Coach
Quinnipiac University Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald and Field Hockey Head Coach Becca Kohli have announced that former Quinnipiac field hockey player Cheryl Torino '06 has been named as a field hockey first assistant coach. Torino was a four-year letterwinner for Quinnipiac, playing from 2002 through 2006.