Field Hockey - Varsity
Field Hockey Highlights:
- 2019 #4 in the nation and #1 in Pennsylvania;
- 2018 #12 in the nation and #5 in Pennsylvania;
- In 2013 and 2014, EA Girls’ Field Hockey was ranked within the top 10 high school teams in the U.S.;
- In 2014, the team was undefeated in Pennsylvania and won both the Inter-Ac and PAISAA Championships;
- The team has won the PAISAA Championships and Inter-Ac Championships 2 and 3 times, respectively, in the past four years;
- 2016-2017, EA Girls’ Field Hockey was ranked 3rd in the region and 5th in the US in pre-season polls;
- The team has featured three U.S. National Team qualifiers among its members.
2020-2021 Season Recap
"I am so proud of the perseverance that this team has shown throughout the season, and the ability to make the most out of any circumstance that was thrown our way," said Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach Stephanie Fee. "We were able to execute our champion style of hockey in the way we worked together and performed." The team wrapped up the shortened season undefeated, 6-0. The season included Blue versus White days. "Competition days are always a highlight for EA Field Hockey. Blue vs. White days not only consisted of scrimmages, but also heated games of rock paper scissors, 'money' ball, and skit competitions," explained Coach Fee. "Senior Night was an amazing way to end the season honoring our leaders on the EA Field Hockey Team. We ended the game with a 9-1 win and memories that will last a lifetime." The team is looking forward to resuming practice and play together during summer 2021.
2019-2020 Season Recap (20-1-1) Inter-Ac & PAISAA Champions
The field hockey team finished with an impressive 20-1-1 record and marked the final season for long-time coach Gina Buggy, who will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. The team won the Inter-Ac Championship and for the second consecutive year, the PAISAA Championship. The expectations were high coming into the season despite having graduated nine seniors, including an All-American goalie. Despite an early season loss against a ranked Hill School, it proved to be helpful to the team’s overall development and served as motivation for the players. The season included big wins against rivals AIS and Notre Dame. By the end of the season, the team well exceeded all expectations as every player demonstrated an unselfish and determined mindset that propelled this team to one of the best finishes in school history. In the PAISAA finals, against Hill, the team showed true grit as one of the top players went out with an injury. No one blinked when the lineup was flipped. Everyone dug deep and picked up their game. “It was one of the most rewarding team experiences of which I have ever been a part. The way this team came together, covered for each other, and performed at an insanely high level when the game was on the line, was the perfect ending to this magical season,” reflected Coach Gina Buggy, Hon. “Congratulations EAFH 2019, you are deserving Inter Ac Champions and PAISAA State Champions. Thank you for making my last coaching season one I will treasure forever!”
EA Bicentennial Field Hockey Award- Ashley Lederman '21
The Team of 1994 Field Hockey Award- Sofia Acosta '21
Corinne Ruth Patton Zanolli '17 Varsity Field Hockey High Scorer Award- Ashley Sessa '22
The Evie O’Brian ’14 Memorial Prize for Field Hockey- Kelly Smith '21
The John A. Harter Most Improved Award- Fiona Husain '23
All-Main Line First Team- Sofia Acosta, Kelly Smith, Ashley Sessa
All-Main Line Second Team- Mia Garber '22, Macy Szukics '22
All Inter-Ac team selections were not made for the fall 2020 season.