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Field Hockey - Varsity

Record: 5-9-2

Overview

Overview

2011 New England Semifinalists
2005 Founders League Champions, 2005 New England Finalists

The varsity field hockey team has perennially been one of the top teams in New England, winning the New England tournament in 1999. In the past 14 seasons, the team has qualified for the New England tournament 9 times. The team averages 12 wins a season with only 2.5 losses. The field hockey program consistently has strong, well-balanced teams and many players choose to continue their field hockey careers at the college level. Recent graduates have played at Duke, Middlebury, Yale, Brown, Bowdoin, Princeton, and Trinity, just to name a few. The JV and thirds teams are part of the whole field hockey program. Girls who start on thirds have the opportunity to move up to JV and varsity. All three teams focus on developing the basic skills that provide the teams with consistency and which makes the program stronger year after year. Both the JV and thirds teams are often as competitive as the varsity.

Philosophy - The philosophy of the Taft field hockey program is to learn through the challenge of playing a team sport that you can do things that you did not think you could do. We constantly strive to be the best athletes, to represent Taft at the highest level of sportsmanship and ability, and to always remember that we play sports to have fun.

Email Head Coach Rachael Ryan

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
vs.
Kent School
Home Details
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Home Details
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Home Details
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Hotchkiss School Away Details
vs.
Sacred Heart Academy
Home Details Loss 0-1
vs.
Canterbury School
Home Details Win 1-0
vs.
Gunnery
Home Details Win 4-0
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Loomis Chaffee School Away Details Tie 0-0
vs.
Greenwich Academy
Home Details Loss 3-4
vs.
Miss Porter's School
Home Details Win 4-0
vs.
Berkshire School
Home Details Loss 1-2
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Away Details Loss 1-2
vs.
Williston Northampton School
Williston Northampton School Away Details Tie 2-2
vs.
Deerfield Academy
Home Details Loss 1-2
vs.
Ethel Walker School
Ethel Walker School Away Details Win 3-1
vs.
Kent School
Kent School Away Details Loss 0-1
vs.
Westminster School
Westminster School Away Details Loss 0-2
vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Northfield Mount Hermon School Away Details Loss 1-3
vs.
Kingswood Oxford School
Kingswood Oxford School Away Details Win 4-0
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Home Details Loss 1-3

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Amelia Allen 2018 West Hartford, CT
Phoebe Autio 2018 Missoula, MT
Eva Baurmeister 2019 Darien, CT
Phoebe Cook 2018 West Palm Beach, FL
Corinna Dorr 2019 Manchester, MA
Marion Flinn 2019 Rumson, NJ
Piper Forstl 2019 New Canaan, CT
Nina Garfinkel 2017 Hillsborough, CA
Eugenie Greeff 2017 Stamford, CT
Charles Himmelrich 2017 Gulf Stream, FL
Lauren Hoey 2019 Fairfield, CT
Molly Lohuis 2018 Morristown, NJ
Katherine Queally 2017 Riverside, CT
Anna Rasmussen 2017 Fairfield, CT
Asia Rupert 2019 Greenwich, CT
Olivia Santini 2019 Hamden, CT
Lilian Senich 2019 Middlebury, CT
Caeley Smith 2019 Yonkers, NY
Katherine Somerby 2017 New Canaan, CT
Morgan Sperry 2017 Woodbury, CT
Emmeline Vermylen 2017 Lloyd Harbor, NY
McKenzie Yerkes 2017 Tampa, FL
Olivia Zinno 2017 Middlebury, CT

Coaches

Coaches

About Head Coach Rachael Ryan

Rachael’s interest in American government and all things political began at an early age, when she started canvassing and stuffing envelopes for various campaigns. She took the first AP American Government exam in 1988 and has taught AP American Government since 1996. She has been an AP reader since 2005, and is also a member of the American Political Science Association. Rachael is a member of the Gender Committee and the Academic Technology Committee. She is the advisor to the Model Congress program, and every year the group attends the Harvard Model Congress, where they have garnered high honors for their work.

Rachael has been co-director of athletics since 2013. She also chairs the Afternoon Program Exemption Committee and is co-chair of the Athletics Committee. Rachael has been coaching field hockey since 1994 and has been the head varsity coach at Taft since 2003. In the 2005 season, her team went undefeated in the regular season and won the Founder’s and the Western New England leagues and finished the season ranked number one in New England. She has coached both national and regional All-Americans, and many of her players have gone on to play college Division I and Division III field hockey.

Rachael, who played both field hockey and lacrosse at Georgetown University, is a member of USA Field Hockey, a certified USA Field Hockey Level One coach, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, and is the president of the New England Prep School Field Hockey Association.

Prior to coming to Taft, Rachael taught and coached field hockey and lacrosse for six years at Blair Academy in New Jersey. She is married to Greg Hawes ’85 and lives on campus with their two sons, Peyton and Lachlan.

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Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2010-11 9-6 2011-12 12-5
2012-13 11-4-1 2013-14 10-6
2014-15 6-10-1 2015-16 4-10-2
2016-17 5-9-2

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