By Christine Houghton
With little allowance for failure in the 2018 season, the women’s field hockey team hopes for even more success this fall season.
Finishing with a 16-5 record overall, the team only allowed for two conference losses: one to Montclair State University and the other to Rowan University.
Ranked third in their conference to start their season, the Lions fell to seventh as the weeks went on, but that didn’t slow them down.
The team raced its way into the New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament, taking down Montclair in the first round, but soon falling to Rowan a few days later.
The College then moved on to the NCAA Division III Tournament, where they made it to the third round before falling to Middlebury College to end its season.
Although the team has only lost two seniors since last season, defender Jackie Scwartz (’19) and midfielder/defender Sidney Padilla (’19), their shoes will be hard to fill.
The team is currently ranked second in the NJAC, just below Rowan, and maintaining such a high ranking will prove valuable for the team upon a late season playoff run.
The College returns to the field on Saturday, Aug. 31, as they travel to Washington, D.C., to take on The Catholic University of America.