2015, 2016 & 2018 New England Champions (NEPSAC Class A)

Phillips Academy Field Hockey, or PAFH, is recognized as one of the top programs in NEPSAC. With an emphasis on teamwork and togetherness and a motto of “Don’t Settle”, the varsity team has appeared in the Class A tournament year after year. PAFH has advanced to the championship game the past four years, the only field hockey team in NEPSAC to have that distinction. In 2018, the team completed a perfect season (17-0) as it once again returned to the finals and captured the Class A title. PAFH also won the Class A Championship in 2015 and 2016, both in dramatic fashion with overtime shoot out victories. In 2017, the finished as runners-up in Class A.

“Field hockey is a game that doesn’t lend itself to superstars. You need the entire team to work together.”

Coach Dolan

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2018 New England NEPSAC Class A Champions

Andover’s field hockey program consists of two teams: varsity and junior varsity. The most athletic and skilled players compete at the varsity level, but players of all abilities can find a spot within the program. Players come from all over New England, the country and the world to play for the Big Blue. Both teams play a competitive game schedule, and each team has two coaches. Players will receive a high level of coaching and instruction as all our of field hockey coaches have collegiate playing experience. Andover field hockey program aims to provide a rewarding and enjoyable athletic experience for all of its participants.

“The program has built itself—through the kids’ effort—into something that's bigger than all of them.”

Coach Dolan

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Passing the ball in play off a penalty.

Additionally, the field hockey program has proven to be a successful step for those interested in pursuing the sport at the collegiate level. Andover alumnae have played at such colleges as Boston University, Brown, Columbia, Stanford, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, and Williams. Further, several players have even gone on to captain their collegiate teams. If you are interested in a challenging yet rewarding field hockey experience then please contact head coach Kate Dolan or complete our prospective student-athlete form.

“Year to year, players’ expectations have been passed down from those who played before them. It gives the kids something really special to care about.”

Coach Dolan