Field Hockey

Varsity

Overview

Blair’s varsity field hockey team is a strong group of women committed to hard work, success and, above all, sportsmanship. The team is passionate about field hockey, about winning and about each other. Prospective players are encouraged to visit campus and attend a game or practice to see the team in action and witness its culture firsthand.

From September through November, Blair competes in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) and New Jersey prep “A” division, two highly competitive leagues, and plays a number of local high schools, as well. The season culminates annually on Peddie Day, when each of Blair’s fall athletic teams vies with arch-rival Peddie School for the coveted Kelley-Potter Cup.

Many Blair field hockey players have received all-league honors, and athletes have gone on to compete at the college level at schools including Northwestern University, Colgate University, the University of Rochester, Kenyon College, William Smith College, Wellesley College, The University of Pennsylvania and Shenandoah University.

Read the December 2016 field hockey newsletter.

Meet the Coaches

About Coach O'Neil

Field Hockey

Head coach is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Middlebury College. She played field hockey and lacrosse during her undergraduate years at Wesleyan, and she has worked with Blair’s field hockey program since joining the faculty in 2005 as a Spanish teacher. Ms. O'Neil was appointed varsity head coach in 2014.

Ms. O’Neil’s coaching philosophy is straightforward: Self-discipline, hard work and hustle set the foundation for a player’s individual success and, in turn, for the team’s success. Her goal is to help each player reach her fullest potential through personal attention, constant communication and intense motivation. She strives to create a team of confident individuals who believe in themselves, trust each other and play for each other; ultimately, this is a team that will excel and persevere.

Coach O’Neil invites prospective players who aspire to be part of Blair’s great field hockey tradition to contact her via or cell phone at (845) 430-9130 with any questions they may have about the program.

About Coach Dowey

Assistant coach earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Bates College in 2015 and worked as a research lab assistant during the final two years of her undergraduate studies; she joined Blair’s science faculty in 2015 as a teacher of general and analytical chemistry. Outside the classroom, Aly is the girls’ varsity lacrosse head coach and varsity field hockey assistant coach, having been a four-year starting defender and senior-year captain of the Bates varsity lacrosse team. Aly lives on Insley Hall’s Flight Deck, where she serves dorm duty.

Schedule

View directions to athletic events. To read recaps about past events, go to the "Team News" tab above.

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Kittatinny
Home
vs.
Wallkill Valley
Home
vs.
Notre Dame Jr/Sr High School
Home
vs.
Princeton Day School
Home
vs.
High Point
Away
vs.
North Warren
Away
vs.
Pennington
Away
vs.
Hun
Home
vs.
Stuart Country Day
Away
vs.
Mercersburg
Away
States
TBD
TBD
vs.
Delaware Valley
Away
vs.
Hill School
Away
State Semis
TBD
TBD
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
State Finals
TBD
TBD
vs.
Peddie
Away

Roster

No players were found for this team

Team News

News & Recaps

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Photos

View more photos from the 2016-2017 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Social Media

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Past Results

Fall 2016

Date Opponent Location Start Info
9/3 Warren Hills Scrimmage Home 1:00 pm
9/10 Newton Away 2:15 pm 0-4 L
9/14 Stuart Home 4:00 pm 5-0 W
9/17 Kent Place Away 2:00 pm 0-4 L
9/21 Pennington Home 4:15 pm 3-2 W
9/24 Princeton Day School Away 2:30 pm 1-6 L
9/28 Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School Away 4:00 pm 5-0 W
9/30 North Warren Home 4:15 pm 3-0 W
10/3 Pope John Home 4:00 pm 6-0 W
10/8 Hun Away 12:30 pm 4-3 W (OT)
10/12 Wallkill Away 4:00 pm 1-2 L
10/15 Mercersburg Home 1:00 pm 6-0 W
10/17 High Point Home 4:15 pm 0-1 L
10/22 Hill Home 3:30 pm 0-5 L
10/26 Hun (state semis) Home 3:45 pm 2-1 W
10/29 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm 0-4 L
11/2 Lawrenceville (state finals) Away 4:15 pm 0-6 L
11/5 Peddie Home 11:30 am 3-1 W

Fall 2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/4 Lakeland Scrimmage Home
4:30 pm
9/9 High Point
Away 4:15 pm 3-2 W (OT)
9/12 Wallkill Home
2:30 pm 2-1 W (OT)
9/14 Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School
Home
4:15 pm 6-0 W
9/16 Morristown-Beard
Home 4:15 pm 6-1 W
9/19 Pennington Away
2:00 pm 2-1 W (OT)
9/23 Stuart
Away
4:15 pm 6-1 W
9/26 Princeton Day School
Home 1:30 pm 2-0 W
10/1
North Warren
Away 4:30 pm 2-0 W
10/2 Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School
Away
4:30 pm Canc.
10/8 Lenape Valley
Away
4:00 pm 3-1 W
10/10 Hun
Home 3:00 pm 4-0 W
10/14 Belvidere
Home
4:15 pm 1-0 W
10/17 Mercersburg
Away 1:00 pm 7-2 W
10/20 Newton
Home 4:15 pm 4-5 L (OT)
10/24 Hill
Away 3:30 pm 0-6 L
10/26 Pope John
Away 4:00 pm Canc.
10/28 Hun - State Semis
Home
3:00 pm PPD
10/29 Hun - State Semis
Home 3:00 pm 5-3 W
10/31 Lawrenceville
Home
3:00 pm 3-6 L
11/4 Lawrenceville - State Finals
Home
5:00 pm 1-5 L
11/7 Peddie Away
11:30 am 1-0 W (OT)

Fall 2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/3 Kent Place Scrimmage Away 4:00 pm
9/4 Newark Academy Scrimmage Away 4:00 pm PPD
9/10 Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School Away 4:00 pm 6-0 W
9/13 Wallkill Away 1:30 pm PPD
9/17 High Point Home 4:00 pm 0-0 T
9/20 Pennington Home 2:00 pm 3-2 W
9/22 Vernon Home 4:00 pm 1-0 W
9/24 Stuart Home 4:00 pm 2-1 W
9/27 Princeton Day School Away 2:15 pm 1-0 W
10/1 North Warren Home 6:00 pm 1-2 L
10/7 Notre Dame High School Home 4:15 pm 6-0 W
10/8 Phillipsburg Home 4:00 pm 3-0 W
10/11 Hun Away 4:00 pm PPD
10/15 Hun Away 3:45 pm 2-0 W
10/18 Mercersburg Home 2:00 pm 2-0 W
10/20 Wallkill Away 4:00 pm 1-2 L
10/22 Newton Away 4:00 pm PPD
10/23 Newton Away 4:30 pm 0-0 T
10/25 Hill Home 3:15 pm 1-2 L
10/29 Peddie (state semis) Away 3:15 pm 0-2 L
11/1 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm 0-1 L
11/8 Peddie Home 11:30 am 0-0 T

Fall 2013

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/7 Montclair Kimberley (Scrimmage) Away 2:00 pm
9/11 Vernon Away 3:45 pm 0-1 L
9/14 Wallkill Home 1:00 pm 3-0 W
9/18 Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School Away 4:00 pm 7-0 W
9/21 Pennington Away 2:30 pm 0-2 L
9/28 Princeton Day School Home 1:30 pm 0-3 L
10/2 Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School Home 4:00 pm 7-0 W
10/4 North Warren Away 4:00 pm 2-3 L
10/9 Stuart Away 4:00 pm 2-0 W
10/12 Hun Home 3:00 pm 2-1 W
10/14 Newton Home 4:00 pm 2-0 W
10/16 Belvidere Home 4:00 pm 3-1 W
10/19 Mercersburg Away 1:30 pm 0-1 L
10/23 Phillipsburg Away 4:00 pm 2-0 W
10/26 Hill Away 3:15 pm 2-4 L
10/30 Lawrenceville (state semis) TBD 3:30 pm 1-5 L
11/2 Lawrenceville Home 2:00 pm 0-1 L (OT)
11/9 Peddie Away 11:30 am 0-1 L
10/15 Belvidere Away 3:45 pm

2016 Award Winners

Congratulations to Blair's 2016 field hockey award recipients!

2016 Blair Field Hockey Prize Winners
Reade von Stade '17 & Nia Shaw '17

2016 NJ All-Prep Selections
Emily Deehan '17 & Abby Kreider '19

2016 All-MAPL Selections
Emily Deehan '17, Nia Shaw '17 & Abby Kreider '19

JV

Overview

Like Blair’s varsity field hockey team, the JV team prides itself on good sportsmanship and intense play. The team is passionate about field hockey, about winning and about each other.

From September to November, Blair competes in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) and New Jersey prep “A” division, two highly competitive leagues, and plays a number of local high schools, as well. The season culminates annually on Peddie Day, when each of Blair’s fall athletic teams vies against arch-rival Peddie School for the coveted Kelley-Potter Cup.

Meet the Coaches

Meet Coach Doldoorian

Math teacher , an alumna of Trinity College, holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and educational studies. At Blair, she teaches AP calculus AB, pre-calculus and number theory courses, coaches girls’ basketball and field hockey, helps run Blair’s Healthy Relationships in the Community (HRC) activity and serves on the dorm staff in Annie Hall, where she resides. Danyelle gained basketball and field hockey coaching experience while serving as a camp director and coach for various programs over the last five years. Before beginning her Blair career, she worked as a teaching assistant and admission associate at Trinity College.

Meet Coach Thatcher

joined Blair’s faculty in 2016 as a chemistry and physics teacher and assistant wrestling coach. During a 23-year career in engineering, Chris worked in pharmaceutical manufacturing, validation consulting, and medical device research and development. He earned a BS in chemical engineering from Princeton University (1993), where he was a four-year Division I wrestler and cross country runner and two-year captain of the wrestling team. Chris has served as Blair’s assistant wrestling coach since 2012, and, in addition to continuing in this role, he is the assistant coach of JV field hockey and varsity softball, and serves dorm duty in Mason Hall. He and his wife, Kristi, and their children, Tyler, Tanner, Chelsea, and Adison, live in Blairstown. Chris enjoys trail running, hiking and DIY projects and has coached more than 30 youth recreational sports teams.

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Princeton Day School
Home
vs.
High Point
Away
vs.
North Warren
Away
vs.
Pennington
Away
vs.
Hun
Home
vs.
Kent Place
Home
vs.
Delaware Valley
Away
vs.
Hill School
Away
vs.
Wallkill Valley
Away
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
vs.
Peddie
Away

Roster

There is no information for this team.

Photos

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Social Media

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Past Results

Fall 2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/17 Kent Place Away 3:30 pm 1-5 L
9/21 Pennington Home 5:30 pm 0-2 L
9/24 Princeton Day School Away 4:00 pm 0-5 L
9/30 North Warren Home 5:30 pm 1-1 T
10/3 Pope John Home 5:15 pm 7-0 W
10/8 Hun Away 2:00 pm 1-0 W
10/12 Wallkill Away 5:30 pm 1-2 L
10/15 Mercersburg Home 2:30 pm Canc.
10/17 High Point Home 5:30 pm
10/22 Hill Home 2:00 pm 1-0 W
10/29 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm 0-2 L
11/5 Peddie Home 1:00 pm 4-0 W

Fall 2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/12 Wallkill Home
1:00 pm 0-3 L
9/16 Morristown-Beard
Home 5:45 pm 0-0 T
9/19 Pennington Away
3:30 pm 0-0 T
9/23 Stuart
Away
5:15 pm Canc.
10/1
North Warren
Away
6:00 pm 0-0 T
10/8 Lenape Valley
Away
5:15 pm 0-3 L
10/10 Hun Home 1:30 pm 0-0 T
10/14 Belvidere
Home
5:45 pm 0-2 L
10/17 Mercersburg
Away 2:30 pm Canc.
10/20 Newton Home 5:30 pm 0-1 L
10/24 Hill Away 2:00 pm 0-3 L
10/26 Pope John
Away 5:30 pm Canc.
10/31 Lawrenceville
Home
1:30 pm 0-3 L
11/7 Peddie
Away
1:00 pm 1-0 W (OT)

Fall 2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/13 Wallkill Away 3:00 pm PPD
9/17 High Point Home 5:30 pm 0-9 L
9/20 Pennington Home 3:30 pm 0-2 L
9/22 Vernon Home 5:30 pm 0-0 T
9/24 Stuart Home 5:30 pm 1-0 W
10/1 North Warren Home 4:15 pm 1-1 T
10/8 Phillipsburg Home 5:30 pm 0-4 L
10/11 Hun Away 2:30 pm PPD
10/15 Belvidere Away 5:15 pm Canc.
10/18 Mercersburg Home 3:30 pm 2-2 T
10/20 Wallkill Away 5:15 pm 0-1 L
10/22 Newton Away 5:30 pm PPD
10/23 Newton Away 5:45 pm 0-4 L
10/25 Hill Home 2:00 pm 0-3 L
11/1 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm Canc.
11/8 Peddie Home 12:45 pm 0-0 T

Fall 2013

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/14 Wallkill Home 2:30 pm 0-5 L
9/21 Pennington Away 4:00 pm 0-3L
9/28 Princeton Day School Home 3:00 pm Canceled
10/4 North Warren Away 5:30 pm 1-1 Tie
10/9 Stuart Away 5:15 pm 1-0 W
10/12 Hun Home 1:30 pm 1-1 Tie
10/14 Newton Home 5:15 pm 0-3 L
10/16 Belvidere Home 5:30 pm 0-2 L
10/23 Phillipsburg Away 5:30 pm 0-5 L
10/26 Hill Away 2:00 pm 1-1 Tie
10/30 Hun Away 4:00 pm 0-5 L
11/2 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm 3-0 W
11/9 Peddie Away 1:00 pm 1-1 Tie (OT)
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