Michigan Wolverines field hockey
|University||University of Michigan|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|Location||Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|Coach||Marcia Pankratz (13th)|
|Stadium||Phyllis Ocker Field
|Colors||Maize and Blue|
|NCAA Tournament Champions|
|NCAA Tournament Runner-Up|
|NCAA Tournament Final Fours|
|1999, 2001, 2003|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2001, 2012|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2010|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011|
The Michigan Wolverines field hockey team is the intercollegiate field hockey program representing the University of Michigan. The school competes in the Big Ten Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Michigan field hockey team plays its home games at Phyllis Ocker Field on the university campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan has won an NCAA Championship as well as eight Big Ten regular season titles and five Big Ten tournaments since the creation of the field hockey program in 1973. The team is currently coached by Marcia Pankratz.
Field hockey has been a varsity sport at the University of Michigan since 1973. From 1978 to 1988 and again from 1992 to the present, Michigan has played in the Big Ten Conference. Between 1989 and 1991, the team played in the Midwestern Collegiate Field Hockey Conference. The team won a number of major championships during the late 1990s and early 2000s, beginning with a Big Ten regular season title in 1997 and a Big Ten tournament championship in 1999. This streak of successes under head coach Marcia Pankratz culminated with the team's first and to date only national championship in 2001. The achievement was the first NCAA title won by a women's sports team at the University of Michigan, and was also just the second time a Midwestern university had claimed the championship after Iowa had done it first in 1986.
|1999||Marcia Pankratz||20-7-0||.741||7-3-0||.700||3rd||1st||NCAA runner-up|
|2000||Marcia Pankratz||19-4-0||.826||6-0-0||1.000||1st||1st||NCAA 2nd round|
|2001||Marcia Pankratz||18-5-0||.783||4-2-0||.667||3rd||T3rd||NCAA champion|
|2002||Marcia Pankratz||18-4-0||.818||6-0-0||1.000||1st||2nd||NCAA 1st round|
|2003||Marcia Pankratz||17-6-0||.739||5-1-0||.833||T1st||3rd||NCAA semifinals|
|2004||Marcia Pankratz||17-6-0||.739||5-1-0||.833||T1st||1st||NCAA 2nd round|
|2005||Nancy Cox||16-8-0||.667||3-3-0||.500||T3rd||1st||NCAA 2nd round|
|2007||Nancy Cox||16-7-0||.696||6-0-0||1.000||1st||2nd||NCAA 2nd round|
|2010||Marcia Pankratz||15-7-0||.682||5-1-0||.833||T1st||1st||NCAA 1st round|
|2011||Marcia Pankratz||15-7-0||.682||5-1-0||.833||1st||2nd||NCAA 2nd round|
|2012||Marcia Pankratz||15-7-0||.682||4-2-0||.667||T2nd||2nd||NCAA 1st round|
Year-by-year results through the end of the 2013 season
|All-America Selection||Bryn Bain||2011|
|Catherine Foreman||2000, 2001|
|April Fronzoni||2000, 2002, 2003|
|Kelli Gannon||1998, 1999, 2000|
|Kristi Gannon||2002, 2003|
|Lori Hillman||2004, 2005|
|Stephanie Johnson||2002, 2003|
|Paige Laytos||2007, 2010|
|Rachael Mack||2010, 2011|
|Loveita Wilkenson||1997, 1998|
Michigan has played its home games at Phyllis Ocker Field Hockey Field since its construction in 1995. Named after former University of Michigan educator, field hockey coach, and athletics administrator Phyllis Ocker, the facility has a seating capacity of 500 and features an AstroTurf playing surface. Built partially on the site of Regents Field, the home of the Michigan football team between 1893 and 1905, Ocker Field was constructed jointly with the Michigan Soccer Field. In 1997, the South Ferry Sports Services Building was constructed adjacent to the field, providing locker rooms, training facilities, and storage space for both the field hockey and women's soccer teams. In 2003, the AstroTurf playing surface was upgraded at the cost of $500,000, a sum that was raised from donations from friends and alumni of the field hockey program. Before the construction of Ocker Field, the Michigan field hockey team had played at four other venues on campus: Michigan Stadium (1973-75), Ferry Field (1976-86), the Tartan Turf (1987-90), and Oosterbaan Fieldhouse (1991-94).
- "Michigan Field Hockey Year-by-Year Results". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- Thomas, Paul. "Tasch Backstops U-M to First Women's NCAA Team Title". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- "Michigan Field Hockey Record Book". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
- "Phyllis Ocker Field Hockey Field". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
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