2009 Field Hockey News

May 18, 2010
Field Hockey Participates In Be The Match Challenge
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team participated in the Be The Match Challenge, an initiative put forth by the Northeast Conference field hockey coaches to benefit bone marrow donation. The first-time donor drive was held over March and April on various Northeast Conference member institutions' campuses.

April 16, 2010
Field Hockey's Ashley Gradwell To Be Featured In "Fearless" Exhibit
Quinnipiac University field hockey sophomore Ashley Gradwell (Fogelsvilla, Pa.) will be featured in the world-renowned 'Fearless' exhibit, which portrays gay and lesbian student-athletes from a variety of sports and various universities around the country. Gradwell was photographed at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex on Wednesday, April 14 by photographer Jeff Sheng.

April 16, 2010
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March 29, 2010
Field Hockey Lands 13 On Gladiator By SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad
The Quinnipiac University field hockey placed 13 student-athletes on the 2009 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad, as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association this week. The National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2009-10 academic year.

February 22, 2010
Field Hockey Announces Team Awards At 15th Annual Awards Banquet
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team announced its team awards at the 15th Annual Awards Banquet, held at Laurel View Country Club in Hamden, Conn. on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010. Senior goalie Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.) was given the Tara Thibeault Most Valuable Player Award on an afternoon that also saw the four-year standout honored for All-NEC and All-Region honors. Bobcats' head coach Becca Kohli also recognized the six graduating seniors before announcing the captains for the upcoming season, Katie Van Nostrand, Bonnie Shea and Tina Watkins.

November 19, 2009
Grossman And Longacre Named To 2009 Longstreth/NFHCA All-Mideast Region Team
Quinnipiac seniors Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.) and Brandy Longacre (Bethlehem, Pa.) were named to the 2009 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I All-Mideast Region Second Team. Grossman was previously announced as the Northeast Conference Goalkeeper of the Year while she and Longacre were also named to the All-NEC First Team.

November 6, 2009
Part Five Of Field Hockey's Blog On Its Run To The NEC's
The final installment of the field hockey team's blog, written by Bonnie Shea and MacKenzie Liptak, discusses the final day of the 2009 season and the team's 'thank you's' to its family and friends.

November 6, 2009
Jenna Grossman Named Northeast Conference Goalkeeper Of The Year
Quinnipiac senior Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.) was named the Northeast Conference Goalkeeper of the Year for the second consecutive season. Grossman headlines a list of four Bobcats to earn all Northeast Conference honors this year, including fellow First Team selection Megan McCreedy (White River, South Africa) and Brandy Longacre (Bethlehem,Pa.). Senior Bonnie Shea (Walpole, Mass.) was named to the All-NEC Second Team.

November 6, 2009
Field Hockey Falls To Lock Haven In NEC Tournament Quarterfinals, 2-1
The Quinnipiac University field hockey lost to Lock Haven, 2-1, in the Northeast Conference Semifinals at Mercer Community College in West Windsor, N.J. Freshman Kristen Engelke (Medord, N.J.) scored Quinnipiac's only game. Lock Haven advances to the NEC Tournament Championship Game to face Monmouth on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 12 p.m.

November 5, 2009
Field Hockey Faces Lock Haven In Northeast Conference Semifinals On Friday, Nov. 6
With a 4-0 win against Robert Morris on Friday, Oct. 30, Quinnipiac clinched the third seed in the upcoming Northeast Conference Tournament. The Bobcats will face No. 2 Lock Haven in the NEC Semifinals on Friday, Nov. 6 at 1:30 p.m. The game will be played at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. The Bobcats closed the year with back-to-back wins against RMU and Saint Francis and were winners in three of their final four regular-season NEC games. They currently boast a 5-3 NEC record. Lock Haven enters Friday's game with a 7-1 record in conference play.

November 1, 2009
Field Hockey Downs St. Francis (Pa.) 3-0
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team defeated Saint Francis (Pa.) University, 3-0, in a Northeast Conference match-up at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. The win puts the Bobcats at 6-11 overall and 5-3 in the NEC while Saint Francis (Pa.) drops to 2-16 overall and 2-6 in conference play. The shutout was Quinnipiac's second straight following a 4-0 win against Robert Morris on Friday, Oct. 30. Quinnipiac has now won three of its last four Northeast Conference games heading into next Friday's Northeast Conference Tournament.

October 31, 2009
Field Hockey Hosts Saint Francis (Pa.) On Sunday For Senior Day
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will honor Cassie Adams, Christine Grady, Jenna Grossman, Lauren Hartnett, Brandy Longacre and Bonnie Shea as part of 2009 Senior Day festivities on Nov. 1, 2009 at the Quinnipiac University Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex. The seniors, playing in their final regular-season game at home, will lead Quinnipiac against Saint Francis (Pa.) University in a Northeast Conference match-up set for a 12 p.m. start. Senior Day festivities will begin at 11:45.

October 30, 2009
Field Hockey Blanks Robert Morris, 4-0
Sophomore Kimberly Cunniff (Walpole, Mass.) and senior Christine Grady (Enfield, Conn.) scored twice each as the Quinnipiac University field hockey #$%^team shut out Robert Morris, 4-0, Friday afternoon at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field. With the win, the Bobcats (5-11, 4-3 NEC) #$%^clinch a berth in next weekend's Northeast Conference Tournament, while Robert Morris falls to 2-12 (1-6 NEC).

October 28, 2009
Field Hockey Hosts Robert Morris With NEC Tournament Spot In Sight
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will play the first of their final two home and regular-season games of the year on Friday, Oct. 30 when they host Robert Morris University in a Northeast Conference showdown at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac enters the game with a record of 4-11 overall and 3-3 in the Northeast Conference, good for a tie of third place with Monmouth University. Robert Morris is 2-11 overall and 1-5 in NEC play.

October 25, 2009
Field Hockey Loses To Bryant, 2-0
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Bryant University, 2-0, in a Northeast Conference match-up at the Bryant Turf Complex in Smithfield, R.I. With the loss, Quinnipiac drops to 3-3 in the NEC and 4-11 overall. Bryant improves to 6-10 overall and 3-4 in conference play.

October 23, 2009
Field Hockey To Visit Bryant On Sunday, Oct. 25
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will head to Smithfield, R.I. for a Northeast Conference match-up against the Bulldogs of Bryant University - the NEC's newest conference member. Quinnipiac is 4-10 overall and 3-2 in the Northeast Conference with three wins in their last four NEC games, including back-to-back wins against Sacred Heart and Monmouth last week. Bryant enters the weekend with a record of 4-10 and 1-4 in NEC play. The Bulldogs play at Siena on Friday, Oct. 23.

October 22, 2009
Field Hockey Edged By Yale, 2-1
Sophomore forward Kaitlyn Notorianni (Clarks Summit, Pa.) scored her second goal of the year as the Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to #$%^Yale, 2-1, Thursday afternoon. Senior goaltender Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.) recorded a season-high of 14 saves in the game as the Bobcats' #$%^record drops to 4-10 on the season. The Bulldogs' record improves to 9-5.

October 21, 2009
Field Hockey Hosts Yale On Thursday, Oct. 22
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team's will host Yale University on Thursday, Oct. 22 for a non-conference match-up at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey and Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats enter the game with a record of 4-9 after winning three of their last four games including back-to-back wins against Sacred Heart and Monmouth last week. Yale enters Friday's game at 8-5 overall and also won both games they played last week against Dartmouth and Fairfield.

October 21, 2009
Field Hockey And Women's Soccer Raise Over $600 For Susan G. Komen Foundation
The Quinnipiac University field hockey and women's soccer teams, in a joint effort with Longstreth, raised over $600 this past weekend for the Susan G. Komen Foundation's 'Play 4The Cure' fund to benefit breast cancer research. Field Hockey hosted Monmouth while women's soccer played Wagner on the Mt. Carmel campus of Quinnipiac University. It was the second consecutive year that both teams worked together for the event.

October 19, 2009
MacKenzie Liptak Named NEC Field Hockey Player Of The Week
Quinnipiac senior MacKenzie Liptak (Schuylerville, N.Y.) was named the Northeast Conference Field Hockey Player of the Week after totaling a goal and two assists to lead Quinnipiac to back-to-back Northeast Conference wins against Sacred Heart and Monmouth.

October 18, 2009
Kaitlyn Notarianni's Overtime Goal Gives Bobcats 2-1 Win Against Monmouth
Sophomore Kaitlyn Notarianni (Clarks Summit, Pa.) scored less than five minutes into overtime to give Quinnipiac a dramatic 2-1 win against #$%^Monmouth University in a pivotal Northeast Conference battle at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. With the win, #$%^Quinnipiac improves to 3-2 in the Northeast Conference, putting them in a tie with Monmouth for third place in the NEC standings, with the tiebreaker #$%^going to the Bobcats.

October 17, 2009
Field Hockey "Plays For The Cure" Against Monmouth On Sunday, Oct. 18
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team's will host Monmouth University in a Northeast Conference game scheduled for a 12 p.m. start on Sunday, Oct. 18. Quinnipiac enters the game with a record of 3-9 overall and 2-2 in the Northeast Conference and in a tie for fourth place with Saint Francis (Pa.). Monmouth enters the game with a 7-8 overall record with a 3-1 mark in NEC play, good for third place. Quinnipiac's game against Monmouth on Sunday, Oct. 18 will feature a benefit for the Susan G. Komen Fund. The annual 'Play For The Cure' campaign, organized in conjunction with Longstreth is played in support of finding a cure for breast cancer.

October 14, 2009
Bobcats To "Play For The Cure" On Sunday, Oct. 18
For the second straight year, the Quinnipiac University field hockey and women's soccer teams will be holding a benefit for the Susan G. Komen 'Play For The Cure' program on Sunday, Oct. 18. The field hockey team hosts Monmouth University while women's soccer will play Wagner with both games set to begin at 12 p.m.

October 13, 2009
Field Hockey Blanks Sacred Heart, 5-0
Senior Bonnie Shea (Walpole, Mass.) scored twice to lead Quinnipiac to a 5-0 win against Sacred Heart University in a Northeast Conference match-up at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 3-9 overall and 2-2 in the Northeast Conference while Sacred Heart drops to 1-12 overall and 0-3 in NEC play. The Bobcats have allowed one goal in their last three games, a 1-0 loss to Rider, while recording their second shutout in their last three games, including a 3-0 win against Siena on Oct. 4.

October 12, 2009
Field Hockey Hosts Sacred Heart On Tuesday, Oct. 13
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team's Northeast Conference match-up against Sacred Heart University, originally scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9 will be played on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. The game was moved by mutual agreement between both athletic departments. Quinnipiac enters the game at 2-9 overall and 1-2 in the Northeast Conference while Sacred Heart comes to Hamden with a record of 1-11 overall and 0-2 in the NEC.

October 11, 2009
Field Hockey Edged By Rider, 1-0
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Rider University, 1-0, in a Northeast Conference game in Lawrenceville, N.J. Quinnipiac goes to 2-9 overall and 1-2 in the NEC while Rider remains undefeated at 12-0 overall including a 3-0 mark against NEC opponents.

October 10, 2009
Field Hockey Resumes NEC Play Against First Place Rider On Sunday
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team heads to Lawrenceville, N.J. on Sunday, Oct. 11 to take on Northeast Conference top-ranked Rider University in a conference match-up scheduled for a 12 p.m. start. Quinnipiac is 2-8 overall and 1-1 in NEC play while Rider is undefeated at 11-0 overall and 2-0 in league play. Quinnipiac's Northeast Conference match-up against Sacred Heart University on Friday, Oct. 9 was rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. The game was scheduled for a 2 p.m., start time, but was moved by mutual agreement between both athletic departments.

October 8, 2009
Friday's Field Hockey Game Against Sacred Heart Postponed To Tuesday, Oct. 13 At 3 PM
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team's Northeast Conference match-up against Sacred Heart University on Friday, Oct. 9 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. The game was scheduled for a 2 p.m., start time, but was moved by mutual agreement between both athletic departments.

October 4, 2009
Field Hockey Blanks Siena, 3-0, For First NEC Win
Seniors Christine Grady (Enfield, Conn.) and MacKenzie Liptak (Schuylerville, N.Y.) both scored and assisted on another goal to lead the Quinnipiac Field Hockey team to a 3-0 win against Northeast Conference opponent Siena College in a game played in Loudonville, N.Y. With the win, Quinnipiac picks up their first NEC win of the season, improving to 1-1 in conference play and 2-8 overall. Siena goes to 2-8 overall and 0-1 in NEC action.

October 3, 2009
Field Hockey Resumes NEC Schedule At Siena On Sunday, Oct. 4
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will travel to Loudonville, N.Y. on Sunday, Oct. 4 to take on the Siena College Saints, in a Northeast Conference game set for 1 p.m. start. Quinnipiac is currently 1-8 overall and 0-1 in the NEC following a 4-0 loss to Lock Haven on Friday night. Siena is 2-7 overall and has not played a conference yet. Live stats are available for the game at www.sienasaints.cstv.com.

October 2, 2009
Field Hockey Falls To Lock Haven, 4-0, In NEC Opener
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Lock Haven University, 4-0, in the first Northeast Conference game for either team of the 2009 season. With the loss, Quinnipiac falls to 1-8 overall and 0-1 in NEC action while Lock Haven improves to 8-3 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

October 1, 2009
Field Hockey Travels To Lock Haven For NEC Opener On Friday, Oct. 2
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will take on Lock Haven University on the Eagles home turf on Friday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. The game will be the first Northeast Conference match-up of the season for both teams. Quinnipiac stands at 7-3 overall while Quinnipiac is 1-7.

September 29, 2009
Field Hockey Falls To No. 5 Connecticut, 6-0
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to nationally-ranked No. 5 Connecticut, 6-0, at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. With the loss, Quinnipiac drops to 1-7 overall while UConn improves to 10-0 on the season. Senior captain Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.) stopped eight shots on goal in the first half.

September 28, 2009
Field Hockey Hosts No. 6 UConn On Tuesday, Sept. 29
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will host nationally ranked No. 6 University of Connecticut on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The Bobcats and Huskies hit the field at 4 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac enters the game with an overall record of 1-6 while UConn stands undefeated at 9-0. WQAQ.com will carry all the field hockey action this year from the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field. This Thursday, Andrew Gabel will have the play-by-play while Marc Schwartz will provide the color commentary. Live stats will also be availbe for Quinnipiac's tilt against UConn at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.

September 27, 2009
Field Hockey Loses To No. 10 UMass, 7-1
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to No. 10 Massachusetts, 7-1, in a non-conference game played at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. With the loss, the Bobcats drop to 1-6 overall while UMass improves to 7-2. Tina Watkins (Sweet Valley, Pa.) scored Quinnipiac's only goal in the loss.

September 26, 2009
Field Hockey Hosts No. 10 UMass On Sunday At 3 PM
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will host nationally-ranked #10 University of Massachusetts in a non-conference match-up at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac is coming off a 3-1 win against Holy Cross on Thursday and stand at 1-5 overall. UMass is 6-2 overall after winning five of their last six games, including a 2-1 victory against Vermont on Saturday.

September 24, 2009
Cunniff, Marini 's First Career Goals Lift Field Hockey To 3-1 Win Against Holy Cross
Sophomore Liz Marini (Canton, Mass.) scored twice to lift the Quinnipiac University field hockey team to its first win of the season, 3-1, against Holy Cross. The two goals were the first of her career as Quinnipiac improves to 1-5 overall. Holy Cross drops to 1-7 on the season. Kimberly Cunniff (Walpole, Mass.) also scored her first career goal in the game.

September 23, 2009
Field Hockey Begins Three-Game Homestand Against Holy Cross on Thursday
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team kick-off a three-game homestand when they host the College of Holy Cross on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex. Quinnipiac is currently 0-5 and searching for its first win while Holy Cross is 1-6 on the season. Quinnipiac will also host Massachusetts on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. and Connecticut on Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. WQAQ.com will carry all the field hockey action this year from the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field. This Thursday, Jon Leach will have the play-by-play while Glenn Taylor will provide the color commentary.

September 20, 2009
Field Hockey Defeated By Lafayette, 2-0
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Lafayette College, 2-0, in the second game of the Lafayette College Invitational in Easton, Pa. Quinnipiac drops to 0-5 overall while Lafayette improves to 6-1 on the season. The Leopards have now won four consecutive games.

September 18, 2009
Field Hockey Faces Lafayette On Sunday, Sept. 20
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will travel to Easton, Pa. on Sunday, Sept. 20 to participate in the Lafayette College Invitational. Lafayette will play Pacific at 11 a.m. on Sunday before taking on the Bobcats at 2 p.m. Lafayette enters Sunday's doubleheader with an overall record of 5-1. Quinnipiac is still searching for its first win of the season at 0-4.

September 16, 2009
Field Hockey Heads To Hempstead, N.Y. To Take On Hofstra On Wednesday
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will head to Hempstead, N.Y. to take on Hofstra University in a non-conference contest on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium. Quinnipiac is 0-3 for the year while Hofstra stands at 3-3 overall.

September 16, 2009
Field Hockey Loses To Hofstra, 2-1, In Double OT
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Hofstra University, 2-1, in double overtime in a non-conference game in Hempstead, N.Y. Quinnipiac drops to 0-4 on the year while Hofstra improves to 4-3. The Bobcats held a 1-0 lead on a goal by Lauren Hartnett (Walpole, Mass.) early in the second half while Jenna Grossman's (Flanders, N.J.) 12-save outing was not enough as the Pride scored in the 91st minute for the win.

September 13, 2009
Field Hockey Falls To Columbia, 3-2
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Columbia University, 3-2, in a non-conference match-up at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats held a 2-0 lead before allowing three unanswered goals to the Lions. Quinnipiac drops to 0-3 on the season while Columbia picks up its first win of the year to improve to 1-2.

September 12, 2009
Field Hockey Hosts Columbia On Sunday, Sept. 13
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will host Columbia University on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex. Quinnipiac is currently 0-2 following a 3-1 loss to Northeastern on Friday. Columbia is currently 0-2 following a 4-3 shoot-out loss to Bucknell on Saturday, Sept. 12. The Bobcats' match-up against Columbia can be heard live courtesy of wqaq.com. Mike Radomski will have the play-by-play while Andrew Gau will provide the color commentary.

September 11, 2009
Field Hockey Falls To Northeastern, 3-1
The Quinnipiac University field hockey lost to Northeastern University, 3-1, in their home opener at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf #$%^Complex. The Bobcats drop to 0-2 overall while Northeastern improves to 2-2 overall. Bonnie Shea (Walpole, Mass.) scored the Bobcats' first goal of #$%^the season, of a penalty corner, to pull Quinnipiac within a goal halfway through the second half. Tina Watkins (Sweet Valley, Pa.) and Lauren Hartnett #$%^(Walpole, Mass.) picked up assists on the play. Senior goalkeeper Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.) tallied a career-high 12 saves in the loss

September 10, 2009
Field Hockey Hosts Northeastern On Friday, Sept. 11
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will host Northeastern University on Friday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex. The Bobcats are 0-1 on the year following a season-opening loss to Boston College on Sept. 4. Northeastern is currently 1-2 overall. The Bobcats' match-up against Northeastern can be heard live courtesy of wqaq.com. Andrew Gau will have the play-by-play while John Leach will provide the color commentary.

September 6, 2009
Field Hockey Hosts 2009 Alumni Game
The Quinnipiac University field hockey program had a strong showing at the 2009 Field Hockey Alumni Game, held at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009.

September 4, 2009
Field Hockey Falls To No. 14 Boston College, 5-0, In Season Opener
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to nationally ranked No. 14 Boston College, 5-0, in a non-conference match-up in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Quinnipiac opens the year at 0-1 while Boston College improves to 3-0.

September 3, 2009
Field Hockey Opens 2009 Season At Boston College On Friday, Sept. 4
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will open the 2009 season on Friday, Sept. 4 when it travels to Chestnut Hill, Mass., to take on Boston College in a non-conference match-up at BC's Newton Campus Turf Field is set for 4 p.m. The game will be the first on-field test for the Bobcats of the 2009 season, while Boston College stands at 2-0.

August 14, 2009
Field Hockey Picked To Finish Third In 2009 NEC Preseason Coaches Poll
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team was selected to finish third of nine teams in the 2009 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll. The Bobcats finished 5-13 overall in the 2008 season and 3-4 in conference play, good for fourth the NEC.