Field Hockey

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Hester van der Laan earns Patriot League Player of the Week honors

After scoring the N0. 20 Boston University field hockey team’s first goal of the season and assisting on senior midfielder Sofi Laurito’s game-winning tally against the University of New Hampshire last Friday, junior midfielder Hester van der Laan was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week Monday. Van der Laan is no stranger to accolades, as she made the […]

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Field hockey to defend Patriot League title in 2015

Following an NCAA Tournament berth last year, the Boston University field hockey team has begun the new season under the weight of expectation, as they were unanimously chosen to top the Patriot League in 2015 by conference personnel. The Terriers (1-1) enjoyed one of their best campaigns of the Sally Starr-era last fall. Behind their National Field Hockey Coaches Association […]

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Junior midfielder Hester van der Laan. PHOTO BY JUSTIN HAWK/DFP FILE PHOTO

Field hockey opens season with weekend split

The No. 20 Boston University field hockey team opened the 2015 season by participating in the inaugural Tri-Conference Cup this past weekend. The Terriers topped the University of New Hampshire 4-3 on Friday night, but fell to the University of Massachusetts Amherst the following Sunday night, 2-1. Against the Wildcats (1-1), BU (1-1) came out strong to start the first […]

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Men's hockey freshman forward Jack Eichel was given the Mickey Cochrance Award, given to the best BU male athlete. PHOTO BY JUSTIN HAWK/DAILY FREE PRESS FILE PHOTO

Terriers’ student-athletes honored at annual awards ceremony

Ten Boston University Terriers were honored this Tuesday at the annual student-athlete awards reception at Agganis Arena. Nine seniors were selected for awards along with lone freshman Jack Eichel of the men’s ice hockey team, who had one of the best statistical seasons in school history. Eichel was the headliner at the ceremony, as he has been all season for […]

Sophomore midfielder Hester van der Lann scored the only goal for the Terriers against Syracuse Saturday. PHOTO BY JUSTIN HAWK/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

No. 17 field hockey bested by Syracuse in NCAA Tournament

The No. 17 Boston University field hockey team entered its first NCAA Tournament since 2007 this past Saturday, and despite its hard-fought effort, fell 2-1 to No. 4 Syracuse University. The Terriers (13-8, 5-1 Patriot League) started off slow, allowing the Orange (16-5) to open the scoring first with a goal from senior Jordan Page off a penalty stroke in […]

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Sophomore midfielder Hester van der Lann is expected to play Saturday against Syracuse. PHOTO BY JUSTIN HAWK/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

No. 17 field hockey set for tilt against Syracuse in NCAA Tournament

After winning the program’s first Patriot League Championship on Saturday, the No. 17 Boston University field hockey team will move on to participate in the NCAA Tournament this weekend. The Terriers (13-7, 5-1 Patriot League) will face No. 4 Syracuse University Saturday morning in Syracuse, New York. Making its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2007, the Terriers will aim to […]

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Sophomore forward Taylor Blood’s seventh goal of the season proved to be the game winner Saturday against Bucknell. PHOTO BY JUSTIN HAWK/DAILY FREE PRESS

Field hockey earns first NCAA Tournament bid in 7 years

This past weekend, the No. 20 Boston University field hockey team traveled down to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania to participate in the Patriot League Tournament. The Terriers left victorious as they beat American University Friday in the conference semifinals and then Bucknell University Saturday for the championship, earning their first bid to the NCAA Tournament since 2007. “It’s a great feeling,” said […]

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Senior goaltender Valentina Cerda Eimbcke earned Patriot League Goaltender of the Year honors for the second year in a row. PHOTO BY MICHELLE JAY/DFP FILE PHOTO

Field hockey opens postseason play versus American

The No. 20 Boston University field hockey team will be open postseason play Friday afternoon when it takes on American University in the Patriot League Tournament semifinal in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, the home of Patriot League regular-season champion Bucknell University. The Terriers (11-7, 5-1 Patriot League) and the Eagles (9-8, 4-2 Patriot League) will be vying for a berth in the […]

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Junior forward/midfielder Sofi Laurito was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year Tuesday. PHOTO BY JUSTIN HAWK/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Eimbcke, Laurito take home yearly awards

As the regular season ends and the No. 25 Boston University field hockey team prepares for the postseason, there is cause for some premature celebration. Senior goalkeeper Valentina Cerda Eimbcke and junior forward Sofi Laurito each took home major Patriot League awards, the league announced Tuesday. For the second year in a row, Eimbcke collected Patriot League Goalkeeper of the […]

by Justin Pallenik· · 0 comments · Field Hockey, Sports
Sally Starr has accumulated 406 career wins during her 34 seasons as head coach of the Boston University field hockey team. PHOTO COURTESY OF BU ATHLETICS

Starr quietly continues to build legacy with BU field hockey

“Let’s try and make this a quick one so we can get you guys out of this rain,” said Boston University field hockey coach Sally Starr, as she jogged over to start her postgame interview. Her team had just won again, its third straight victory, a 5-2 dismantling of conference foe, Colgate University. “We’ve won, I think, 80 percent of […]

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