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The Chronicle

Field Hockey to blend youth and experience in 2011 By: Ashley Melfi STAFF WRITER

The Coach: Kathy DeAngelis

is in her 14th year as head coach for the Hofstra Field Hockey Team. She herself is a former player and a coach of the United States National Field Hockey program. In her tenure at Hofstra, DeAngelis holds a 127-127 record with the Pride, with a five-year winning record stretch from 2002-2006, a first for Hofstra since turning to a Division I side. Last year DeAngelis led the pride to a 7-11 season. As of late, the Pride stands 2-3 (pending tomorrow’s game)

Star Player: Senior Genna

Kovar is truly invaluable to the Pride’s field hockey team. She was a CAA All-Rookie selection in 2008. In both her sophomore and junior years, Kovar received several accolades including 2009 NFHCA All-America third team honors, 2009 Longstreth/NFHCA All-Mid-East Region first team, 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA All-Mid East Region second team as well as 2010 All-Colonial Athletic Association first team. Even with missing the last four games at the end of the season due to injuy, Kovar still ranked sixth in the CAA and thirty-eighth in Division I in points per game. Kovar has already started the

2011 season with 3 goals and 5 assists.

Newcomer: Jonel Boileau has

really proven herself not only as a freshman but also as an asset to the team overall. A native of Kelowba, British Columbia, Canada she was awarded the Female Athlete of the year three times. So far, Boileau has 1 assist and 1 goal in the Pride’s first five games. Her lone goal tied the score Monmouth. Hofstra eventually won the game.

“X-Factor”: A quality the

Hofstra field hockey prides themselves with is shooting. In that same game against Monmouth, the Pride outshot the Hawks 13- 6 and in its win over Colgate, the Pride outshot the Raiders 23 – 8. This being said, persistence is truly a quality this season’s Hofstra field hockey team practices.

Games to watch out for:

Games against Old Dominion University are always ones to watch. These CAA, in-conference rivals are always very competitive and prove to be a formidable opponent for the Pride. The game is scheduled for September 23 in Norfolk, VA.

Junior midfielder Codi Nyland (3) keeping possession againsts Towson last season.

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Away

THU 9/8

FRI 9/9

SAT 9/10

SUN 9/11

MON 9/12

TUE 9/13

WED 9/14

Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Volleyball

@ Red Raider Classic

@ Red Raider Classic

7:30 P.M.

10:00 A.M

@ Dr. M ary Jo Wynn Invit.

@ Dr. M ary Jo Wynn Invit.

12:00 P.M.

12:00 P.M.

@ Seton Hall

7:00 P.M.

Field

Vs. Yale

Vs. Rider

Hockey

1:00 P.M.

1:00 P.M.

Vs. Columbia

4:00 P.M.

The Hofstra Chronicle: September 8th, 2011 Issue  

The September 8th, 2011 issue of The Hofstra Chronicle, the student newspaper of Hofstra University on Long Island, NY.

The Hofstra Chronicle: September 8th, 2011 Issue  

The September 8th, 2011 issue of The Hofstra Chronicle, the student newspaper of Hofstra University on Long Island, NY.

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