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Varsity Field Hockey

By persevering we shall see the fruits.

Schedule

Current Record

Record: 14-6
League Record: 6-4
vs.
2017 Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Field Hockey Tournament, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Home
Oberkircher Field
Win 4-1
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vs.
2017 Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Field Hockey Tournament Championship Game, Academy of Notre Dame De Namur
Away
The Proving Grounds - Field #9
Loss 2-10
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Roster

# Name Position Grade
2 Emma Robinson Forward 12
4 Sophie Worrell Forward 11
7 Madeline Ota Midfielder 10
8 Nadja Velis Midfielder 10
11 Colleen Carrigan (captain) Midfielder 12
12 Madeline Cooper (captain) Midfielder 12
13 Annabel Brewer Defense 10
14 Madison O'Hara Forward 11
16 Samantha Popper Midfielder 11
20 Jordan Roche Defense 10
21 Sophia Towne Defense 9
23 Katherine Shapiro Forward 9
25 Ella Henry Midfielder 10
43 Catherine McFadden Midfielder 10
44 Grace Pacitti Defense 10
45 Isabelle McFadden Forward 12
82 Olivia McMichael GK 10
99 Hannah Santos GK 12

Coaches

  • Jackie Connard
    Head Coach

    Germantown Academy graduate Jackie Connard was hired in spring 2015 as the new Head Coach of Field Hockey. Connard is a 2006 graduate of Germantown Academy where she was a member of the varsity field hockey program.

    Following her graduation from GA, Connard played field hockey for four years at Brown University. She earned four varsity letters, was a two-time captain of the Bears and won several team awards during her collegiate career. Connard earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience in 2010 and was a D.W. Lyman Scholar all four years.

    After completing her first year of a Master of Architecture degree at Boston Architectural College, Connard currently works as a designer at Ellen Happ Architect in Doylestown.

    Connard inherits the Patriots’ field hockey program from her former coach, Ginny Hofmann 1760, who retired from coaching following a 15-9 record during the fall 2014 season.

    In her first season with the Patriots, Connard went an impressive 16-7, besting Hofmann's record from the year before. However, for the second straight season, the Patriots fell in the semi-finals of the PAISAA to the Episcopal Academy.

    In 2016, the Patriots went 14-7 and fell in the quarterfinals of the PAISAA, but finished the year strong with an 8-0 win over William Penn Charter on GA-PC Day.

    During the 2017 season, the Patriots went 14-6 and lost in the finals of the PAISAA. They went 6-4 in the Inter-Ac and beat Penn Charter, 8-0, on GA-PC Day. Connard had four players honored as All-Inter-Ac performers during the year.

    (Updated on 11/28/17)

  • Brooke Watson
    Assistant Coach

    Brooke Watson finished her 19th year as a varsity assistant coach for the Patriots. Prior to her tenure at GA, she was an assistant field hockey coach at Harvard University and Swarthmore College. She played on the collegiate level at West Chester University. During the offseason, Coach Watson is the co-director of GA Summer Program's Field Hockey Camp. She also runs the Indoor Winter Field Hockey League at GA. Coach Watson is GA's Lower School Physical Education Coordinator.

Facility

GA's varsity field hockey team plays on Oberkircher Field, a 180 x 300 feet turf field located in Sisters' Woods.


Sisters’ Woods is home to varsity field hockey, varsity girls lacrosse, and varsity girls soccer programs. It opened in the fall of 2010 when two new artificial turf fields were installed — Oberkircher Field and Jordan Field. The fields are identical in size at 180 x 300’ and each has their own scoreboard with clock and home and away scoring areas. There is a small spectator seating area next to Oberkircher Field (field closest to the walking path), while Jordan Field has a natural berm where spectators can view the contest from a short height above field level. The fields can be lined for lacrosse, soccer and/or field hockey. Goals for each of those sports are available as well. Portable restrooms are on-site for participant and spectator use. Access to the fields can be attained by parking in the Carey Stadium Lot and using the brick pathway to Sisters’ Woods, or by parking on the GA campus, crossing the Wissahickon Creek on foot to the brick pathway that leads to the fields. There is a donkey set up alongside Oberkircher Field where the scoring table and video setup can be placed. Germantown Academy has hosted many soccer and lacrosse tournaments for all ages on Sisters’ Woods.

Sisters' Woods:

  • Two 180x300’ artificial turf fields - Oberkircher and Jordan Fields
  • Electronic scoreboard on each field
  • Scoring table with overhead view for video at Oberkircher Field
  • Spectator seating next to Oberkircher Field
  • Natural berm seating for specatators above Jordan Field
  • Fields can be lined for lacrosse, soccer and/or field hockey, with goals available for each sport
  • Portable restrooms
  • Parking is available in the Carey Stadium Lot (200) or on the GA campus (450)

GA Field Hockey News

Fall 2017 Start Dates & Tryout Information

The Germantown Academy Department of Athletics is pleased to provide the following information for the FALL 2017 preseason Upper School sports (this includes ANYONE who wants to participate in Upper School sports at any level). Student-athletes can bring lunch or bring money to buy/order lunch. Please contact the coach if you have any questions. Fall 2017 schedules will be updated this summer.

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