Bucknell So Far Adds Four

Jeremy Cook, the ten year head coach for the Bucknell Bison has started reloading with four commitments. Coach Cook has qualified for the Patriot League tournament every year of those 10 years and was in the championship game 4 times. However, winning that final game has eluded his teams. This past season he had a 10-8 record, 4-2 in the league. During the season, they lost to American and Boston in closely contested games and fell in the semifinal game to American by a single goal. Games with Bucknel have usually been very intense matches with the Leopards. In 2017 the Leopards beat the Bison 1-0 but lost to them in the final game of the season this year 4-1.

Cook must replace 7 seniors and according to reports has attracted 4, a Goal Keeper and three field players. He has attracted local talent with four from Pennsylvania.

Clare McCormick:


Claire is Cook’s GK recruit and comes from Shady Side Academy and the WC Eagle field hockey club.  She was an all WPIAL selection and was a Junior National Selection and a US National Indoor selectee.

Maddie Rehak:


Maddie played her club hockey also at WC Eagles and her scholastic hockey at the nationally and state ranked Episcopal Academy. Maddie trained one summer in Holland and was selected for the futures championships at Spooky Nook. She received the EA Field Hockey Award recognizing her dominant play for Episcopal.

This speedy forward was selected as Main Line athlete of the week several times and scored 21 goals this past season.

Kayla Kristhardt;

Kayla comes from the powerful Emmaus High School program and Firestyx. She scored 19 goals and 36 assists last year. She was in the running as Player of the Year in her area.

Kile MacKenzie:

Kilie played her hockey at Crestwood High School and Electric Surge. She comes from a Field Hockey family with her sisters playing at other Division one schools. She was named a top scholar at Crestwood with 4.25 average and was an midfielder with the AAU Junior Olympic Team.

All my information comes from public press sources and I look forward for the releases and Bios  from the schools themselves. Lafayette, this morning January 2, has begun releasing recruits’ bios.

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William Rappolt

I am past chairman of the Lafayette Friends of Field Hockey and a former BOT member at Lafayette College. My wife and I are members of the Board of Trustees for USA Field Hockey Foundation. I am currently Chairman of that Board. I am the retired treasurer of M and T Bank Corporation and a 30 year fan of Division one field hockey

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