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Field Hockey - Varsity

Record: 8-9

Overview

Overview

Coaching announcement

After 15 seasons as head coach of Taft's Varsity Field Hockey team, Rachael Ryan is stepping away from that role, in a game that has been a fixture in her life for more than 30 years. Ryan's legacy as head coach includes 10 winning seasons and nine tournament appearances, with a memorable trip to the New England finals in 2005. (Read more about Coach Ryan's impact on the Taft field hockey program.)

Ann Bell, who served as an assistant coach during the 2017 field hockey season, has been named as new head coach of the field hockey team. Bell is a graduate of Lawrence Academy and Brown University. During her playing career at Brown, Bell was a starter and significant contributor to the team’s success. In her senior year, she was recognized with the Laura Kavazanjian ’06 Award for the Outstanding Defensive Player. Prior to joining the Taft faculty as an admissions officer and an assistant coach for the varsity field hockey team, Bell served as the assistant director of athletics and head coach of both the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams at Westover School, and as the assistant director of admissions at Trinity-Pawling. Bell currently serves as a Level I Futures Coach and a Brown University Field Hockey Mentor where she assists students through the college recruiting process.


Team 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 (2017 season)

Email Head Coach Ann Bell (2018 season)

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
vs.
Simsbury High School
Home Details
vs.
Litchfield High School
Home Details
vs.
Berkshire School
Kent School Away Details
vs.
Milton Academy
Loomis Chaffee School View Recap Loss 0-5
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Hotchkiss School Away Details
vs.
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Convent of the Sacred Heart Away View Recap Loss 1-3
vs.
Canterbury School
Canterbury School Away View Recap Win 2-0
vs.
Gunnery
Gunnery Away View Recap Win 5-0
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Home View Recap Win 2-1
vs.
Greenwich Academy
Greenwich Academy Away View Recap Loss 0-4
vs.
Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School Away View Recap Win 6-0
vs.
Berkshire School
Berkshire School Away View Recap Win 2-1
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Home View Recap Win 2-0
vs.
Williston Northampton School
Home View Recap Win 3-1
vs.
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield Academy Away View Recap Loss 1-2
vs.
Ethel Walker School
Home View Recap Win 2-1
vs.
Kent School
Home View Recap Loss 0-2
vs.
Westminster School
Home View Recap Loss 1-2
vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Home View Recap Loss 2-4
vs.
Suffield Academy
Home View Recap Loss 2-3
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Hotchkiss School Away View Recap Loss 1-3

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
00 Phoebe Autio GK 2018 Missoula, MT
1 Hartley Messer FORWARD 2020 Old Greenwich, CT
2 Emma Hentemann D 2021 Greenwich, CT
3 Eliza Travelstead D 2020 Litchfield, CT
4 Elizabeth Dolan MID 2021 Hamden, CT
5 Olivia Santini FORWARD 2019 Hamden, CT
6 McKinley Karpa FORWARD 2018 Ipswich, MA
7 Caeley Smith FORWARD 2019 Yonkers, NY
8 Lauren Hoey D 2019 Fairfield, CT
10 Abigail Hano MID 2020 Winston Salem, NC
11 Kaitlyn Macdonald FORWARD 2019 Southborough, MA
12 Asia Rupert MID 2019 Greenwich, CT
13 Phoebe Cook FORWARD 2018 West Palm Beach, FL
14 Marion Flinn FORWARD 2019 Fair Haven, NJ
15 Eva Baurmeister MID 2019 Darien, CT
16 Olivia King FORWARD 2020 Old Town, ME
17 Corinna Dorr D 2019 Manchester, MA
20 Amelia Allen D 2018 West Hartford, CT
23 Lilian Senich FORWARD 2019 Middlebury, CT
99 Piper Forstl GK 2019 New Canaan, CT
Dennis Franklin MANAGER 2019 Oakland, CA
Finn Walker MANAGER 2019 George Town

Coaches

Coaches

Coaching announcement

After 15 seasons as head coach of Taft's Varsity Field Hockey team, Rachael Ryan is stepping away from that role, in a game that has been a fixture in her life for more than 30 years. Ryan's legacy as head coach includes 10 winning seasons and nine tournament appearances, with a memorable trip to the New England finals in 2005. (Read more about Coach Ryan's impact on the Taft field hockey program.)

Ann Bell, who served as an assistant coach during the 2017 field hockey season, has been named as new head coach of the field hockey team. Bell is a graduate of Lawrence Academy and Brown University. During her playing career at Brown, Bell was a starter and significant contributor to the team’s success. In her senior year, she was recognized with the Laura Kavazanjian ’06 Award for the Outstanding Defensive Player. Prior to joining the Taft faculty as an admissions officer and an assistant coach for the varsity field hockey team, Bell served as the assistant director of athletics and head coach of both the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams at Westover School, and as the assistant director of admissions at Trinity-Pawling. Bell currently serves as a Level I Futures Coach and a Brown University Field Hockey Mentor where she assists students through the college recruiting process.

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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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