Varsity Field Hockey
By persevering we shall see the fruits.
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Jackie ConnardHead 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 WatsonAssistant 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.
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.
- 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)
The 2017 Fall sports are finished, but it is time to recognize the student-athletes who performed at a high level during the season.
The Germantown Academy field hockey team came into Wednesday's PAISAA Final against Notre Dame De Namur looking for their first win against the Irish this season. After 60 minutes however, it was Notre Dame walking off of the field with a 10-2 win.
No. 3 Germantown Academy is taking on No. 1 Academy of Notre Dame de Namur on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 2:30pm on Field 9 at The Proving Grounds. Come out and support the Patriots! The Proving Ground's address is 725 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428.
A well-balanced, overpowering attack led Germantown Academy to a dominant victory over rival Penn Charter on Nov. 11. Six different Patriots found the back of the net during the 8-0 GA win.
All of the scoring between Germantown Academy and Episcopal -- which was only three goals -- was finished in the first half. While the goals were sparse, the third seeded Patriots managed to get enough to get a 2-1 win against second seeded Episcopal Academy.
The Patriots came into the 2017 Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Field Hockey Tournament as the No. 3 seed and cruised past the No. 6 Springside Chestnut Hill Blue Devils in a quarterfinal matchup with a final 4-1 score.
A strong defensive effort in the second half coupled with consistent scoring led the Patriots to a 6-3 home victory against Hill School on Nov. 1.
The Patriots have navigated their way through the regular season and are now ready for the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association tournament.
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur's attack overwhelmed the Patriots on Thursday as the Irish scored seven times to win 7-2 on Oberkircher Field.
Catherine McFadden '20 and Sammy Popper '19 each scored for the Patriots.
Sammy Popper '19 was named Junior Player of the tournament. In total, she scored eight goals in seven games.
Germantown Academy senior Hannah Santos '18 has been named the Philafieldhockey.com Student-Athlete of the Week.
Junior midfielder Sammy Popper '19 is finding success while in playing with the US National Indoor Field Hockey Team in Guyana.
Senior midfielder Colleen Carrigan '18 finished off a corner, assisted by sophomore midfielder Madeline Ota '20, to give GA a 1-0 road victory over Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on Tuesday.
The Patriots rallied from a 2-2 deficit before Episcopal Academy scored the game-winner late in Friday's Inter-Ac League action.
Germantown Academy’s junior midfielder, Sammy Popper ’19 will join the U.S. Women’s National Indoor Field Hockey Team in Guyana.
The Patriots defeated visiting William Penn Charter School, 6-0, in conference play on Tuesday at Oberkircher Field in Sisters’ Woods.
Senior goalie Hannah Santos '18 racked up 15 saves in Thursday's non-league showdown against Archbishop Carroll
The Patriots earned a 7-0 victory over visiting Shipley School in Thursday's non-league action on Oberkircher Field in Sisters' Woods.
With less than two minutes to go and the score knotted at 2-2, junior Sammy Popper '19 sent a screamer into goal off a pass from Jordan Roche '21.
The Patriots earned an impressive 5-0 victory over Inter-Ac League foe Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on Tuesday.
On Friday afternoon, the Patriots, who were missing several key starters, fell to host Episcopal Academy, 4-1, in a crucial Inter-Ac League match. Goalie Hannah Santos '18 played brilliantly.
GA's Middle and Upper School field hockey teams came together on Thursday to celebrate National Field Hockey Day.
Germantown Academy crushed non-league foe Peddie School, 7-0.
The Patriots rocked Princeton Day School, 5-0, in Friday's non-league match
Sammy Popper '19 scored all six of Germantown Academy's goals.
Several Germantown Academy Patriots played key roles in helping Team USA win the gold medal in Junior Girls Lacrosse at the 2017 Maccabiah Games.
The Patriots picked up where they left off last year to win their season opener, 5-1, over Cardinal O'Hara.
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.