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2016 Governor's Academy Field Hockey: NEPSAC Class B Champions!

11/21/2016

This past week our fall athletic schedule ended, and it was a great season for Govs.

Leading the way was our varsity field hockey team who were seeded 2nd in the NEPSAC Class B tournament. Having beaten Hopkins School and St. Mark’s School in the quarter and semifinals, respectively, our team faced Middlesex in the finals on Sunday. The girls fought through the bitter cold in western Massachusetts, leading 2-1 at half time and emerging as New England Champions after a 3-1 victory.
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2015 Rivers School Field Hockey Wins Second Straight NEPSAC Championship

The Rivers School varsity field hockey team entered postseason play as the No. 1 seed having weathered a formidable Independent School League schedule. After toppling Ethel Walker and Newton Country Day, the Red Wings took aim at Kimball Union Academy and their second straight NEPSAC New England Class C title.
 
Rivers took control of the game just after the midway point of the first half when Ellie Branka ’16 scored on a penalty corner. Kaitlin Wood ’17 would do the same early in the second half to give Rivers a 2-0 lead. KUA pulled back to within one with 15 minutes left in the game, but the Red Wing defense proved stout for the remainder of the contest. A late goal from Meghan Gazard ’18 with less than a minute on the clock earned Rivers a 3-1 victory and its fourth NEPSAC Class C Championship.
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Unbeaten St. Mark's Field Hockey Wins N.E. Title for 3rd Straight Year with 2-1 Victory over Governors 

Congratulations to the St. Mark's Field Varsity Field Hockey team. Their 2-1 victory over Governors Academy at Middlesex this past Sunday gave them the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) Class B championship for the third consecutive year.

The ISL champions, unbeaten at 16-0-1 during the regular season, rolled throght the NEPSAC playoffs. Top-seeded St. Mark's defeated Rye Country Day (4-0) and Cushing Academy (1-0) at home, before traveling to a neutral field at Middlesex to battle the for the New England title. It was a hard-fought game against an excellent Governors Academy team, but St. Mark's emerged the victor, winning their third straight New England championship.

Undefeated over 20 games this fall (19-0-1), St. Mark's allowed just six goals all season, their spectacular defense giving up record-shattering 0.30 goals per game. The team also helped set another St. Mark's record, going 36 games in a row without a loss going back to the 2013 campaign (the original record of 26 was set by the St. Mark's wrestling team from 1952-1955, which was broken by the Boys' Varsity Basketball team which won 28 in a row from 2006-2007). The 2014 Field Hockey team's 14 shutouts are also a School record.

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Rivers Field Hockey Team Wins 2014 NEPSAC Championship

11/17/2014
The varsity field hockey team won its third New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class C Championship on Sunday afternoon, toppling Proctor Academy 3-0 in a game where the Red Wings established themselves as the better side right from the first whistle.

“I can’t say enough how proud I am of this group of girls,” said first-year Head Coach Janna Anctil. “For such a young team, they showed incredible maturity under pressure and I’m so happy that they were able to prove how talented they are. They worked hard for this every single day and, as a coach, I really can’t ask for much more than that. They earned it.”
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Alexa Mackintire ‘14 of St. Mark's Named Field Hockey All-American for Second Consecutive Year

December 19, 2013

Alexa Mackintire ’14, a VI Former from Westborough, MA, was recently named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-America First Team. Only 16 high school athletes in the entire United States gain this distinction. This is the second consecutive year that Alexa has earned this honor.

This past fall, Alexa helped St. Mark’s Varsity field hockey win the championships of both the Independent School League and the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference, again for the second straight year. Mackintire led the St. Mark’s team in scoring during the past three seasons, and is a three-time All-ISL selection. She was named to the NEPSAC All-Tournament team for each of the last three post-seasons, and in both 2012 and 2013 was recognized as the NEPSAC Tournament Most Valuable Player. A multiple All-Region NEFHCA All-Star, Alexa was also the St. Mark’s Field Hockey MVP for the past two years.
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NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS: St. Mark's Field Hockey Takes NEPSAC Title for Second Straight Year

Posted: November 18, 2013

With a thrilling 4-1 victory over Cushing Academy played at Choate-Rosemary Hall this past Sunday, the St. Mark’s Varsity Field Hockey team claimed the New England Class B championship for the second consecutive year.

Posting a 14-1 regular season record (and the ISL title), the St. Mark’s team began its playoff run with a 7-1 win over Rye Country Day School at Pomfret on Wednesday, November 13. On Saturday, November 16, St. Mark’s hosted Williston-Northampton, and defeated them 3-1.
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