Northwestern Wildcats field hockey
|Full name||Northwestern Wildcats field hockey|
(varsity since 1980)
|Home ground||Lakeside Field|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|NCAA Tournament final fours|
|1983, 1985, 1989, 1994|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2014, 2017|
|Conference Tournament champions|
|Conference regular season champions|
|1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1994, 2013|
The Northwestern Wildcats field hockey team is the intercollegiate field hockey program representing Northwestern University. The school competes in the Big Ten Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Northwestern field hockey team plays its home games at Lakeside Field on the university campus in Evanston, Illinois. The Wildcats have won six regular-season conference titles, one conference tournament championship, and have appeared in the NCAA tournament 13 times, advancing to the Final Four on four separate occasions. The team is currently coached by Tracey Fuchs.
Field hockey has been a varsity sport at Northwestern University since 1980, although the school has fielded intercollegiate teams since 1975. From 1981 to 1988 and again since 1992, the Wildcats have played in the Big Ten Conference. Between 1989 and 1991, Northwestern was a member of the Midwestern Collegiate Field Hockey Conference (MCFHC). The university also considers its 1977 and 1978 teams to have competed in the Big Ten, although field hockey was not a varsity sport at Northwestern for either of these seasons. As a Big Ten member, the Wildcats have won six regular-season conference titles as well as one conference tournament championship. Four of these Big Ten regular-season titles were won under the guidance of head coach Nancy Stevens, who lead the team from 1981 to 1989. Northwestern qualified for the NCAA tournament every year between 1983 and 1994 except for 1992, and it has reached the Final Four on four separate occasions. The Wildcats are currently coached by Tracey Fuchs. Prior to her tenure, Northwestern has been coached by Mary Ann Kelling (1975), Mary DiStanislao (1976–78), Sharon Drysdale (1979–80), Stevens (1981–89), Marisa Didio (1990–94 and 2000–03), Debra Brickey (1995–97), Diane Loosbrock (1998–99), and Kelly McCollum (2004–08).
|1975||Mary Ann Kelling||5–3–1||.611||–||–||–||–||–|
|1983||20–5||.800||9–1||.900||T1st||–||NCAA Final Four|
|1984||17–2–1||.875||9–0–1||.950||1st||–||NCAA 1st Round|
|1985||20–2||.909||9–1||.900||T1st||–||NCAA Final Four|
|1986||15–4–2||.762||6–2–2||.700||2nd||–||NCAA 2nd Round|
|1987||14–6–3||.674||6–2–2||.700||2nd||–||NCAA 2nd Round|
|1988||17–2–1||.875||8–0||1.000||1st||–||NCAA 1st Round|
|1989||18–4–1||.804||8–1–1||.850||–||–||NCAA Final Four|
|1990||Marisa Didio||15–3–1||.816||7–1||.875||–||–||NCAA 1st Round|
|1991||12–7–1||.625||5–3||.625||–||–||NCAA 1st Round|
|1993||12–6–1||.658||6–4||.600||3rd||–||NCAA 2nd Round|
|1994||15–4–2||.762||8–1–1||.850||1st||2nd||NCAA Final Four|
|2014||16–7||.696||6–2||.750||T2nd||1st||NCAA 1st Round|
Awards and accolades
|Year||Coach||Conference Record||Overall Record||Conference||NCAA Result|
|1983||Nancy Stevens||9–1||20–5||Big Ten||NCAA Final Four|
|1984||9–0–1||17–2–1||Big Ten||NCAA 1st Round|
|1985||9–1||20–2||Big Ten||NCAA Final Four|
|1988||8–0||17–2–1||Big Ten||NCAA 1st Round|
|1994||Marisa Didio||8–1–1||15–4–2||Big Ten||NCAA Final Four|
|2013||Tracey Fuchs||5–1||15–5||Big Ten||–|
|6 Conference Championships|
6 Big Ten Championships
Honda-Broderick Cup winners
|1996||Antoinette Lucas||United States|
Northwestern has played its home games at Lakeside Field since its construction in 1997. Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, the field is part of the university's $3.5-million Leonard B. Thomas Athletic Complex on the north end of its main campus in Evanston. Lakeside Field features an AstroTurf playing field that was installed in 2015 and a seating capacity of 300, as well as a permanent scoreboard, a sound system, and lighting that allows for the playing of night games. The venue has hosted the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament twice, in 2002 and 2004. Lakeside Field is located adjacent to Lenny and Sharon Martin Stadium, previously also known as Lakeside Field, which is home to Northwestern's women's lacrosse, men's soccer, and women's soccer teams.
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