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The Lehigh field hockey team began preseason practice this past weekend as it prepares for the 2013 campaign. A young Mountain Hawks' squad features eight freshmen, 10 sophomores, four juniors and three seniors. Lehigh looks to bounce back from an up-and-down 2012 season and advance to its second Patriot League Tournament in the last three years and third in the last five seasons.
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With Lehigh's graduation set for Monday, May 20, take a look back at one of Lehigh field hockey's graduating seniors and the 2012 Co-Athlete of the Year in this highlight reel. Kim Eng finished her career as one of the top offensive players, and players, in school history with 36 career goals, 21 assists and 93 points. She was a three-time All-Patriot League honoree, the 2009 Patriot League Rookie of the Year and a 2009 All-Region pick. She started all 69 of the games in her career.
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Senior Kelsey Zeswitz and the Lehigh field hockey team organized the First Annual Fox Trot 5K for Parkinson's Research on Sunday as more than one hundred people took part in the event. The 5K was organized with Kelsey's mother Chrissie in mind, who was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's two summers ago. In total, the event raised over $12,000 (over $6,000 which was then matched by the co-founder of Google). Lehighsports.com was there at the 5K and spoke with Kelsey and her mother Chrissie after finishing the race.
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The Lehigh field hockey team wraps up its season on Saturday with a big Senior Day matchup against the archrival Leopards. Gametime is set for 11 a.m. Saturday marks the squad's first home game in three weeks, and 10th of the season at the friendly confines of the Ulrich Sports Complex. Lafayette is the Mountain Hawks' third ranked opponent of the season and second at home (along with Penn State).
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Winners of three of its last five games, the Lehigh field hockey team will open Patriot League play Saturday when it hosts Holy Cross at 11 a.m. The Mountain Hawks look to ride the momentum from their 2-1 win over Monmouth to win their league opener for the first time since 2009. Lehigh will then head to Rider Sunday for a nonleague matchup with the Broncs.
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Most college students (never mind student-athletes) have enough on their mind. For Kelsey Zeswitz, she's gone through the normal stresses of a college student-athlete, plus more, ever since her sophomore year when her life changed. The summer of 2010 was when Kelsey's mother was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's. Now two years later, Kelsey and her Lehigh field hockey teammates are doing something extremely meaningful; they're taking part in the the Lehigh Valley Fox Trot 5K on Sunday, Oct. 28, all with her mother (Chrissie) in mind. The 5K will take place on Lehigh's Goodman Campus. Service Electric 2 Sports has this feature on the upcoming race and what fans can do to help the cause.
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Coming off its first win of the season the Lehigh field hockey team will host #6 Penn State Friday night at 6 p.m. before heading south to face Georgetown Sunday (4 p.m.). After a series of hard-fought losses, the Mountain Hawks jumped out to a 5-0 lead and looked dominant throughout their 6-3 win over Towson on Sunday.
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The Lehigh field hockey team was featured on Service Electric's Lehigh Valley Sports Scene on Wednesday, as the Mountain Hawks are excited for a tilt vs. #6 Penn State Friday night. The Mountain Hawks feature a number of local products as they caught up with Emmaus graduate Caitlin Bryan, senior captain Kelsey Zeswitz and head coach Stacey Blue.
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Sophomore Lindsay Metzger scored a hat trick on her 20th birthday to lead an offense which netted its most goals since 2004 as the Lehigh field hockey team topped Towson, 6-3, on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The Mountain Hawks opened a 4-0 lead less than 29 minutes into the game and wouldn't look back. Junior Caitlyn Mitchell, freshman Erin Ricker and senior Kim Eng also added goals in the victory.
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Coming off a pair of competitive games last weekend, the Lehigh field hockey team will travel to Fairfield on Friday (4 p.m.) before hosting Towson Sunday (12 p.m.). The Mountain Hawks have been within a single goal with less than 12 minutes remaining of all four games thus far, but have been unable to get over the hump.
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The Lehigh field hockey team bounced back from its season opening loss with a strong effort, but was unable to beat Liberty goalie Brooke Morley in 1-0 loss on Sunday afternoon. It marked the Mountain Hawks' second straight one goal defeat to start the season. Lehigh sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Maltinsky-Wilson nearly matched Morley save-for-save, making a career-high nine stops in the defeat.
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The Lehigh field hockey team opens its season in a big way this weekend, hosting Ball State on Saturday (noon) and Liberty on Sunday (1 p.m.). The Mountain Hawks are coming off a strong finish to last season, posting a 3-2 league mark to earn the #3 seed in the Patriot League Tournament. Lehigh won four of its final six regular season games to gain momentum heading into 2012.
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The Lehigh field hockey team is deep into its preseason practice after opening up camp on Sunday. Since, the Mountain Hawks have put in many hours of practice, along with a scrimmage, as they prepare for their season opener next Saturday vs. Ball State. Lehigh features a deep roster, returning all of its All-Patriot League honorees while bringing in 12 freshmen.
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In 2011, the Lehigh field hockey team advanced to its second Patriot League Tournament in its last three years, finishing 3-2 in league play including a win over eventual Patriot League finalist Bucknell. Senior Abby Tilton takes you behind the scenes of the Mountain Hawks' trip to our nation's capital as Lehigh faced archrival Lafayette at host American.
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Winners of four of its last six, the Lehigh field hockey team looks to continue its roll when it plays in the Patriot League Tournament at American this weekend. The third-seeded Mountain Hawks (6-12, 3-2 PL) are set to square off against archrival and No. 2 Lafayette at 2 p.m. Friday in the second semifinal of the day, following an 11 a.m. matchup of top-seeded American and fourth-seeded Bucknell.
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The Lehigh field hockey team traveled to Lafayette on Saturday, Oct. 22 for a showdown against the archrival Leopards. Before the game, alums from both sides squared off in a friendly, yet competitive contest. Lehighsports.com caught up with a number of the Mountain Hawks' alums who returned to take part.
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The Lehigh field hockey team couldn't overcome an early deficit, falling at Lafayette, 4-0 on a chilly Saturday afternoon. Despite the loss, the Mountain Hawks did clinch their second Patriot League Tournament berth in the last three years due to Colgate's win over Holy Cross.
Lehighsports.com was there and spoke with head coach Stacey Blue following the game.
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The Lehigh field hockey looks to continue its success on Saturday when it travels to Lafayette to face the archrival Leopards at 12 p.m. The Mountain Hawks come in at 2-1 in Patriot League play, riding a two-game winning streak and winners of three of their last four overall.
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Following a stellar 15-save performance for her first-career shutout, Lehigh sophomore goalkeeper Sierra Segear has earned Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week for the third time in the past six weeks. Segear stopped 90 percent of the shots sent her way to lead the Mountain Hawks to a pair of wins last week, over Penn (4-3) and Bucknell (1-0). Check out highlights from Segear's big day against Bucknell, as she made 11 second-half surges to withstand a Bison offensive barrage.
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The Lehigh field hockey program honored its four seniors prior to its last regular season game of the season against Bucknell. Here is the complete ceremony as Caitlin Donnelly, Madison Ingal, Allison Kowalski and Abby Tilton were all honored for their hard work and dedication to the program.
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Sophomore goalkeeper Sierra Segear made 15 saves for her first-career shutout while Abby Tilton scored the game's only goal on her Senior Day to lead the Lehigh field hockey team to a big 1-0 win over Bucknell on Saturday. Tilton's goal at 10:34 proved to be the difference as Segear and the Mountain Hawk defense took over from there, withstanding 17 Bucknell shots in the second to keep the Bison off the scoreboard. Lehighsports.com caught up with Tilton, Segear and Coach Blue following the game.
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The Lehigh field hockey senior class has certainly made its mark on the program, both on and off the field, leading the Mountain Hawks to a 2009 Patriot League Tournament berth with aspirations of advancing once again this season. With Senior Day set for Saturday, Lehighsports.com caught up with the four seniors to get some thoughts on their careers in the Brown & White.
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The Lehigh field hockey team scored all four of its goals in a 12:06 span in the first half, which proved to be enough as the Mountain Hawks downed Penn, 4-3, for their first-ever win over the Quakers, on a rainy Wednesday evening at Ulrich Field. Seniors Caitlin Donnelly, Abby Tilton, junior Kim Eng and freshman Natalie Tacka all scored for the Mountain Hawks while sophomore Sierra Segear impressed with 11 saves, seven coming in the second half. Lehighsports.com caught up with head coach Stacey Blue following the game at a rainy Ulrich Field.
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Lehigh senior captain Caitlin Donnelly gave the Mountain Hawks a 3-2 lead over Cornell midway through the second half with her third goal of the season, assisted by Abby Tilton.
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Lehigh junior forward Kim Eng scored off a penalty corner with just 13:34 remaining to give the Mountain Hawks a lead, and the defense did the rest, as it withheld a Colgate charge for a big 2-1 win on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Ulrich Field. Senior Abby Tilton scored Lehigh's first goal while sophomore Sierra Segear shined once again in the cage, making 11 saves.
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The Lehigh field hockey team is set for a big weekend, against Patriot League rival Colgate and Cornell. The Mountain Hawks play their second league game looking to pull even at 1-1 in the Patriot League standings. Lehighsports.com caught up with head coach Stacey Blue, senior co-captain Caitlin Donnelly and sophomore goalkeeper and two-time Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week Sierra Segear.
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The Lehigh field hockey team looks to bounce back from a pair of tough losses last weekend when it heads to Monmouth on Friday (4 p.m.) before returning home to host La Salle on Sunday (1 p.m.). The Mountain Hawks are coming off a 3-2 overtime heartbreaker to Georgetown in their season-opener before dropping a 3-0 final at Saint Francis (Pa.) Sunday. Lehighsports.com caught up with head coach Stacey Blue, who talked about last weekend and previewed the games ahead.
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Down 2-0 with less than 20 minutes remaining in regulation, the Lehigh field hockey team scored two goals in a 5:50 span to even the score and force overtime, but in the end, a nifty Georgetown tally gave the Hoyas a 3-2 overtime win to spoil the Mountain Hawks' season-opener on Friday evening. Lehighsports.com caught up with head coach Stacey Blue following the game.
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The Lehigh field hockey team is four days into its preseason practice in preparation for the upcoming 2011 season. Under first-year head coach Stacey Blue, the Mountain Hawks look to bounce back from a tough 2010 campaign to make their second Patriot League Tournament in the last three years. Lehighsports.com caught up with Coach Blue and senior captain (and leading scorer) Caitlin Donnelly following the second day of practice.
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(10/23/10) The Lehigh field hockey team fell behind early in their 0-5 loss to Lafayette at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Lehighsports.com spoke with head coach Julie Mazer after the game.