Support SHU Field Hockey Alumni, Friends, & Family Campaign!
About Our Campaign
As proud members of the Sacred Heart University Field Hockey program, we are actively participating in a campaign to raise critical funds for our program, which serves as a yearly team effort. This year our team is striving to raise a total of $8,000 in 30 days for our team fundraising priorities listed below – so I am kindly asking you to make a gift in support of SHU Field Hockey today!
The Field Hockey program can’t thank everyone enough for their support last season, from our spring event for alumni, family, and friends held at Sacred Heart University’s Great River Golf Club (this year’s spring event will be held in mid-April, so please stay tuned to register!) to our 2016-17 team fundraising campaign. Last year’s fundraising dollars were instrumental in the overall success of our program. The gifts helped with providing our team with athletic gear such as hats and travel sweatshirts, along with foam rollers for team and individual stretching opportunities. With that said, each contribution that is made has a positive and direct impact on both me and my teammates.
This year, your gift will help ensure that our program has the necessary resources to compete at the Division I level. Your gift will enable our team to purchase training equipment such as two Crazy Catch Reactor Rebounding Nets for skills drills ($300/net) and TeamXStrem Data ($650/ten games) for in-depth video analysis. These are two equipment priorities that will positively impact our entire team. In addition, our team would love to have the opportunity to remodel our locker room, including new wallpaper with player photos and inspirational quotes ($950/project). Lastly, we are striving to raise additional fundraising dollars to provide each student-athlete with large winter jackets for the colder months of our season ($190/player). We can’t thank you enough for your consideration in making a gift!
About Our Team
This season we’re looking forward to a special opportunity to build on last season’s success. One of our proudest team accomplishments from the 2016-17 season is that we achieved a team GPA of 3.51, having had 15 of our student-athletes represented on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division Academic squad! In addition, Nichole Tolli made the High Performance squad and was awarded All-MAAC second team honors. To add to the list, Becca Hauser was one of the eight student-athletes at SHU to earn National Strength and Conditioning All-American honors. With that said, the upcoming year looks promising and we are excited to come together as one team and work hard both on and off the field!
For the third straight year, our athletic department received the Northeast Conference Institutional Academic Award with 32 teams combining for a 3.381 GPA! The Institutional Academic Award completed the trifecta of conference honors for our athletic department, as we also captured the Brenda Weare Commissioner's Cup and the NEC Building Communities Award. This marks the second year in a row that we have won all three awards! Needless to say, I am truly proud to represent Sacred Heart University and have high expectations for the future of our program.
On behalf of our student-athletes, coaches, and administrators, thank you so much for your generosity and support of SHU Field Hockey. We hope to see you at a game, team event, or both this upcoming season!