2011 Field Hockey News

March 28, 2012
Husson Field Hockey Honored for Hard Work in the Classroom
Bangor, ME - The National Field Hockey Coaches' Association recently honored collegiate field hockey student athletes for their successes in the classroom, and members of the 2011 Eagles team, as well as the team itself were among those honored. The team was recognized as part of a group of NCAA Divsion III institutions which boasted an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, earning the 2011 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA National Academic Team Award. Also, ten Husson student athletes were part of a list of young women who earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester and were named to the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA National Academic Squad.

December 5, 2011
A Pair of Eagles Named to NFHCA All-New England Team
Bangor, ME - The Husson University Field Hockey team was led by a spectacular set of sophomores, Sabrina Vaillancourt and Mariah Arno, who both were honored by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association being named to the New England East Region first and second teams respectively.

November 10, 2011
2011 NAC Field Hockey All-Conference Announced
BANGOR, ME - The North Atlantic Conference has handed out it’s post season individual awards and three Eagles Made the cut.

November 9, 2011
Husson Field Hockey Falls to MIT in NCAA Opening Round
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Playing in her final game on Jack Barry Field, senior Kameron Klauber (Carlsbad, Calif.) put on a dazzling offensive display, scoring five goals and adding an assist, as MIT defeated Husson University, 7-0, in the first round of the NCAA Division III field hockey championship on Wednesday night. With the win, the Engineers (18-3) advance to the second round of the postseason for the second time in three years. Husson, who was making its third straight postseason appearance, sees its season come to an end at 11-9, after a thrilling run through the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) tournament.

November 9, 2011
Field Hockey to play MIT at 4:00; Webcast Link
Bangor, ME - The Husson University Field Hockey team will take on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this afternoon at 4pm in Cambridge, MA.

November 6, 2011
NCAA Announces Tournament Bracket - Eagles to Visit MIT in Opening Round
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The NCAA Division III Field Hockey Committee has announced today the field of 24 teams that will compete in the 2011 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship. The North Atlantic Conference Champion Husson Eagles have drawn a Wednesday match up with the Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

November 5, 2011
Eagles Win Penalty Stroke Thriller to Earn Third Straight NAC Final
Standish, ME – Fifth-seeded Husson University (11-8, 4-5 NAC) continued its unlikely ascent through the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Field Hockey Tournament with a 2-1 penalty-strokes victory over #2 Saint Joseph’s (13-6, 8-1 NAC) in the NAC Championship at Lakeside Field on Saturday afternoon.

November 2, 2011
Eagles Use Strong Defense in NAC Semi Upset of Castleton 1-0
CASTLETON, VT – Fifth seed Husson scored an early goal and the defense did the rest as they held the conference’s top offense scoreless for the shocking 1-0 upset in the North Atlantic Conference semifinals on Wednesday at Spartan Stadium.

November 1, 2011
Three Eagles Earn All-Conference Nods
Whittingham, VT - Three members of the Husson Eagles' Field Hockey team were named to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) All-Conference teams. The trio was led by Mariah Arno (Dover-Foxcroft, ME) who garnered First Team honors, while Sabrina Vaillancourt (Newport, ME) and Kara Poirier (Berlin, NH) were each named to the second team.

October 29, 2011
Eagles beat Beavers, advanced to NAC Semifinals
FARMINGTON, Maine -- Lorri Hiltz (Norridgewock, Maine) converted a sudden-victory stroke to lift No. 5 Husson University to a 3-2 North Atlantic Conference Quarterfinal win over No. 4 University of Maine at Farmington this afternoon at Prescott Field.

October 23, 2011
Eagles Fall as Castleton Completes Unbeaten Conference Season
Castleton, VT - Kealy Chipman (Bellows Falls, VT) and Blake Wardwell (Bridgewater, VT) each scored a pair of goals to lead the Castleton State College field hockey team to a 4-2 win over visiting Husson University in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action Sunday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. The win put the finishing touches on Castleton’s first unblemished conference season in program history, as the Spartans moved to 11-7 overall, 9-0 in NAC play.

October 22, 2011
Eagle Field Hockey Earns Road Win at Colby-Sawyer
NEW LONDON, NH – The Husson field hockey team earned a 6-2 road win at Colby-Sawyer in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles improve to 8-7 overall and even their NAC record to 4-4. Colby-Sawyer falls to 3-12 overall and 1-7 in conference action.

October 15, 2011
Eagle Get Bit By Sharks in Close Contest
Boston, MA – Senior midfielder Lee Sutherland (Wolfeboro, NH) scored four goals and assisted on one more as the Sharks edged the Husson University Eagles, 7-6, in a North Atlantic Conference thriller Saturday afternoon.

October 11, 2011
Mules Stave Off Eagle Comeback on Senior Day
Bangor, ME - The Husson field hockey team scored a pair of goals down the stretch to cut into their 3-0 early deficit, but there wasn't enough time left to complete their comeback and they fell to visiting Colby College 3-2 at a wild Winkin Complex this evening. With the win, the Mules improved to 2-7 while the Eagles drop to 7-5 in the defeat.

October 9, 2011
Eagles Go Down to Beavers
Bangor, ME - The University of Maine-Farmington Beavers defeated the Husson Field Hockey team 2-0 at a sun-drenched Winkin Complex. With the loss Husson falls to 7-4, and a 3-3 record in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC). UMF improves to 6-4 with the win (4-1 NAC).

October 5, 2011
Eagles Fall to St. Joe's as Sebastio Scores Twice
Standish, ME – Saint Joseph’s College (7-2, 5-0 NAC) nipped Husson University (7-3, 3-2 NAC), 2-1, in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) field hockey contest at Lakeside Field on Wednesday afternoon. Senior midfielder Amanda Sebastiao (Uxbridge, MA) scored both of the Monks’ goals in the important conference conquest.

October 3, 2011
Eagles Walk for Alzheimer's and Suicide Prevention
Bangor, ME - Three teams of Husson University athletes participated in walks this weekend for the Alzheimer's Association and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Women's Basketball and Field Hockey teams took part in the 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer's at the Bangor Raceway at Bass Park this Saturday, while the Men's Lacrosse team joined the AFSP in an Out of the Darkness Community walk at the University of Maine at Orono.

October 1, 2011
Husson Tops Terriers On Last Minute Goal
Bangor, ME - The Husson University Field Hockey team won their homecoming game against Thomas College, as the Eagles defeated the Terriers 3-2 with a last minute goal off the stick of Mariah Arno (Dover-Foxcroft, ME) coming with 1:02 left. The Eagles hold an overall record of 7-2 with a conference record of 3-1, while the Terriers fall to a 4-7 overall record with a conference record of 2-2.

September 25, 2011
Eagles Unable to Comeback vs. New England College
Bangor, ME – The Husson field hockey team lost their first conference game of the season to North Atlantic Conference (NAC) newcomer New England College, as the Pilgrims defeated the host Eagles 4-3 at the Winkin Complex.

September 24, 2011
Eagles Rock Raiders, 7-1
Bangor, ME - The Husson Eagles field hockey team picked up their second North Atlantic Conference (NAC) victory with a 7-1 win over Rivier.

September 19, 2011
Four Eagles Honored with NAC Awards
Four Husson Athletes were honored by the North Atlantic Conference for their play this past week. Sabrina Vaillancourt was named Player of the Week, while the other three won rookie of the week - Alecia Palmer, Cross Country; David Dubois II, Golf and Philip Frost, Men's Soccer.

September 18, 2011
Husson Blanks Becker 9-0
Leicester, MA- Husson University defeated Becker College 9-0 in non-conference women’s field hockey action at Alumni Field.

September 17, 2011
Husson Starts NAC Play With a Bang, Stun Lasers 7-0
NEWTON, MA - The Husson Field Hockey team showed everyone across the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) why they are the 2-time reigning field hockey champion and preseason favorite this season. The Eagles proved to be the team to beat today as they shutout Lasell College, 7-0, at Grellier Field on Saturday afternoon.

September 14, 2011
Field Hockey Beats Bates in Dramatic Fashion
Bangor, ME - The Eagle Field Hockey team won in thrilling fashion under the lights at the Winkin Complex on the campus of Husson University on Wednesday night. With the score tied 2-2, and the final minute ticking off the clock, a bouncing ball found the stick of Mariah Arno (Dover-Foxcroft, ME) who pounded it home for the game-winning score.

September 10, 2011
Nor'easters Too Much for Eagles
The Husson field hockey team picked up their first loss of the year 4-2 to non-conference foe the University of New England. The Eagles took a 1-1 tie into the break, but couldn't muster up a 2nd half effort to match the visiting Nor'easters who won the period 3-1 to earn the two goal victory.

September 6, 2011
Three Eagles Earn NAC Weekly Honors
Hannah Olstad and Kara Poirier were selected as the first North Atlantic Conference Players of the Week of the 2011 season in their respective sports, while First Year Cross Country runner Alecia Palmer earned NAC Rookie of the Week.

September 4, 2011
Husson Defeats Wheaton 3-2 in Overtime
Bangor, ME - The Husson University field hockey team moved to 2-0 on the season Sunday with the help of a Kara Poirier goal 30 seconds into overtime over the Lyons of Wheaton College.

September 1, 2011
Husson Field Hockey Prevails 6-0 in Season Opener
Waterville, ME -- The Eagles started out the Coach Johnstone era of Husson Field Hockey with a 6-0 non-conference win over NAC rival Thomas College. The Ealges will play the Terriers again this season, and the second matchup will count as the North Atlantic Conference matchup.Husson got multi-goal performances from Kara Poirier and Casey Pray, two of four Eagles to hit the back of the cage on the afternoon.

August 25, 2011
Eagle Field Hockey Team Predicted to Take 3rd Straight NAC Title
Husson University has been selected to win its third-straight NAC Championship in a poll of the league's coaches. The Eagles, one of four teams to receive at least one first-place vote, garnered five and earned a total of 94 points to top the poll. 2010 NAC Rookie of the Year, Sabrina Vaillancourt, returns for her sophomore season after tallying six goals as a freshman. The Eagles also return senior midfielder Lorri Hiltz, a member of the 2010 All-Conference Second Team.

June 8, 2011
Eagles Ready to Defend NAC Field Hockey Title in 2011
Husson University's field hockey team has been working hard on their own this off-season, getting ready to defend their 2010 North Atlantic Conference Title.