Michigan Wolverines field hockey

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Michigan Wolverines
field hockey
Michigan Wolverines Block M.png
Founded 1973[1]
University University of Michigan
Conference Big Ten Conference
Location Ann Arbor, Michigan
Coach Marcia Pankratz (13th)
Stadium Phyllis Ocker Field[1]
(capacity: 500)
Nickname Wolverines
Colors Maize and Blue
NCAA Tournament Champions
2001[1]
NCAA Tournament Runner-Up
1999
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.

History[edit]

Field hockey has been a varsity sport at the University of Michigan since 1973.[1] From 1978 to 1988 and again from 1992 to the present, Michigan has played in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Between 1989 and 1991, the team played in the Midwestern Collegiate Field Hockey Conference.[1] 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.[1] This streak of successes under head coach Marcia Pankratz culminated with the team's first and to date only national championship in 2001.[1] 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.[2]

All-time record[edit]

The 2001 national champion Michigan field hockey team honored at Michigan Stadium on the occasion of their 10-year reunion in 2011.
The 2012 Michigan field hockey team in action against Ohio State
Year Head Coach Overall Pct. Conf. Pct. Place Tourn. Postseason
1973 Phyllis Weikart 1-3-1 .300 - - - - -
1974 Phyllis Ocker 2-8-0 .200 - - - - -
1975 Phyllis Ocker 5-6-0 .455 - - - - -
1976 Phyllis Ocker 8-3-0 .727 - - - - -
1977 Phyllis Ocker 7-8-3 .472 - - - - -
1978 Candy Zientek 11-8-0 .579 - - - 5th -
1979 Candy Zientek 13-8-1 .614 - - - 2nd -
1980 Candy Zientek 11-8-0 .579 - - - T7th -
1981 Candy Zientek 11-8-1 .575 - - - 6th -
1982 Candy Zientek 13-3-0 .813 3-2-0 .600 3rd - -
1983 Karen Collins 9-7-0 .563 3-7-0 .300 4th - -
1984 Karen Collins 1-13-5 .184 0-7-3 .150 T5th - -
1985 Karen Collins 1-14-2 .118 1-8-1 .150 6th - -
1986 Karen Collins 9-11-1 .452 1-8-1 .150 T5th - -
1987 Karen Collins 11-6-3 .625 2-6-2 .300 5th - -
1988 Karen Collins 6-10-4 .400 1-6-1 .188 T4th - -
1989 Patti Smith 9-9-2 .500 3-7-0 .300 4th - -
1990 Patti Smith 12-7-2 .619 3-6-1 .350 4th - -
1991 Patti Smith 9-9-0 .500 4-6-0 .400 5th - -
1992 Patti Smith 10-8-0 .556 3-7-0 .300 T4th - -
1993 Patti Smith 13-7-0 .650 4-6-0 .400 4th - -
1994 Patti Smith 9-11-0 .450 4-6-0 .400 5th T5th -
1995 Patti Smith 12-9-0 .571 4-6-0 .400 4th T5th -
1996 Marcia Pankratz 7-11-0 .389 2-8-0 .200 6th T5th -
1997 Marcia Pankratz 16-6-0 .727 7-3-0 .700 T1st 2nd -
1998 Marcia Pankratz 15-6-0 .714 7-3-0 .700 2nd 2nd -
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
2006 Nancy Cox 11-9-0 .550 4-2-0 .667 T2nd T5th -
2007 Nancy Cox 16-7-0 .696 6-0-0 1.000 1st 2nd NCAA 2nd round
2008 Nancy Cox 8-12-0 .400 3-3-0 .500 5th T5th -
2009 Marcia Pankratz 7-14-0 .333 2-4-0 .333 5th 5th -
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
2013 Marcia Pankratz 12-8-0 .600 4-2-0 .667 T3rd T5th -

Year-by-year results through the end of the 2013 season[1]

Individual honors[edit]

[3]

All-America Selection Bryn Bain 2011
Lucia Belassi 2007
Julie Flachs 1997
Catherine Foreman 2000, 2001
Mary Fox 2006
April Fronzoni 2000, 2002, 2003
Kelli Gannon 1998, 1999, 2000
Kristi Gannon 2002, 2003
Lori Hillman 2004, 2005
Adrienne Hortillosa 2004
Stephanie Johnson 2002, 2003
Paige Laytos 2007, 2010
Rachael Mack 2010, 2011
Molly Powers 2002
Courtney Reid 2000
Ashley Reichenbach 1999
Michelle Smulders 1996
Meredith Way 2010
Loveita Wilkenson 1997, 1998

Stadium[edit]

Phyllis Ocker Field as it appeared in August 2013

Michigan has played its home games at Phyllis Ocker Field Hockey Field since its construction in 1995.[4] 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.[4] 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.[4] 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.[4] 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.[4] 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).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Michigan Field Hockey Year-by-Year Results". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Paul. "Tasch Backstops U-M to First Women's NCAA Team Title". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Michigan Field Hockey Record Book". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Phyllis Ocker Field Hockey Field". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

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