The Off Season Is When Change Happens

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No doubt where these fans come from

We are now closing in on the preseason spring practices for collegiate field hockey, but as the preseason is a season for change, that seems to be happening around the nation. Coaches will continue to add to next season’s roster, and coaches are  beginning to migrate. USA Field Hockey has become part of the season of change, as they are amending their partnership with Spooky Nook.

The original agreement was signed in 2013 for Spooky Nook to become the home training base for U.S. Women’s Field Hockey. Sam Beiler founder of Spooky Nook Sports commented,” As the needs of USA Field Hockey national team have grown, USA Field Hockey’s needs have changed, and we have jointly decided that the Nook may not be able to accommodate all of those needs moving forward.”

Simon Hoskins the CEO of USA Field Hockey, thank Mr. Beiler and the Nook for their support….”We are happy that our relationship will continue in the future through the Nook’s hosting of select USA Field Hockey events.”

USA Field Hockey will be playing their FIH games at UNC’s Karen Shelton stadium this season ,and will train at the Olympic training facility in Chula Vista, California. In the meantime the management will be looking for a new permanent training facility for the future as they prepare for the 2024 Olympics in Paris and hosting the Olympic  games 2028 in L.A.

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Coach Stone with Amanda Magadan and Sarah Dalrymple at Spooky Nook

Sarah Dalrymple Decides To Take The Head Coaching Job at Moravian

Sarah who joined the Leopard Coaching staff several years ago from Hofstra played field hockey at Temple where she was a strong goalkeeper. At Lafayette, that’s where she found her home, coaching our cage minders. Not many people know this, Sarah originally came to Temple as a field player but jumped into GK position when there was a need and was their defensive MVP.

Sarah has been a loyal and effective coach. I am glad for Sarah and know she will tear up the Landmark Conference. Best of luck with the Greyhounds!!

Bucknell Adds Another Recruit

Bucknell has announced that Sydney Ponagos from John Burroughs High School in St. Louis Mo. will join the Bison. Sidney was a first team all conference midfielder.

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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 the retired treasurer of M and T Bank Corporation and a 20 year fan of Division one field hockey

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