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Penn State Field Hockey Club Wins Third National Title

Penn State’s Club Field Hockey team claimed its third consecutive National Field Hockey League Spring Tournament Championship this past Sunday, topping Virginia 4-1.

Field Hockey Club Win

The championship, held at the U.S. Field Hockey Nationals Training Center in Virginia Beach, had twenty teams competing from April 11-13. Our team victoriously played six games total this weekend, taking down George Mason 6-0, Rutgers  2-0, East Carolina 12-0, Old Dominion  7-0, Virgina Tech 3-1, and finally Virginia 4-1.

“Winning means team. It is not one individual that makes a difference in the game, it’s teamwork and communication, which was displayed this weekend,” said sophomore Kerri Hunt, the coach of the team. “Everyone on the team worked as one and stepped up to the plate.”

The field hockey team, which consists of 37 students, sent a relatively young group to Nationals. Representing Penn State were three juniors, seven sophomores, and eight freshmen. But winning isn’t all about the trophy, Hunt explained. It’s an added bonus to an experience that bonds these 37 friends closer together.

“It’s great to go out there and win, but to do it with your best friends is so much more fun,” said sophomore goalie Madi Shutt.

The championship marks the end of PSUFHC’s spring season. The team starts back up in the fall, when they will hold tryouts and start practices for games against other collegiate club teams from the Northeast Region.  Their fall season, which will no doubt be just as impressive, will hopefully qualify the team for the National Field Hockey League’s Fall National Tournament.

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Congratulations ladies on an awesome three-peat win!

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