High expectations for women’s field hockey

Rosalia Murphy


The Ursinus Women’s Field Hockey team has high expectations for the rest of their season. The team last appeared in the Centennial Conference Championship in 2016. With a huge recent win over fourth-ranked Messiah, the team is now thinking about returning to the CC final and advancing to the NCAA National Tournament.  

“As a team, we have the goal of hosting playoffs and winning the CC championship, and earning the opportunity to compete at the national level,”says junior Gabriela Howell. Considering that the team has previously hosted playoffs here at Ursinus, this is a goal they think is realistic. “This means that we need to win all conference games” states Howell.  

“I feel like the win over Messiah really built our confidence, and increased the intensity in practices. As a team, we are excited for conference play after such a huge win,” echoes junior Zia Cooper. Sophomore Catherine Leahy says, “We are really excited to start conference play based off of our successful start to the season.”

If all goes according to plan, we’ll be watching playoff games on Snell Field.