Franklin & Marshall’s field hockey team delivered one of the most successful seasons in its history, setting five individual program records while remaining one of the top-ranked teams in Division III, culminating in a finish as the national runner-up in 2019. The Diplomats ended the year with a 20-4 record- the most single-season wins in program history- and advanced to the NCAA Final Four for the second time in the last three seasons.
Franklin & Marshall field hockey’s Melissa Gula and Lily Mynott were named to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-America First Team while teammates Erin Coverdale and Christina Seery picked up Third Team honors.
Franklin & Marshall’s field hockey coaching staff was named as the Regional Coaching Staff of the Year for the South Region by the NFHCA on Monday afternoon. It marks the second time that head coach Kaitlyn Eager has guided the staff to this honor, last earning it in 2017.
Franklin & Marshall’s Melissa Gula was named the Longstreth/NFHCA Division III Regional Player of the Year for the South Region on Thursday afternoon. Gula is the second player in program history to receive the award since its inception in 2009, and the first since teammate Erin Coverdale received the award in 2017. The senior is the seventh Centennial Conference (CC) player to be honored.
Franklin & Marshall’s Erin Coverdale, Melissa Gula, Lily Mynott, and Christina Seery were named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-Region First Team. Coverdale landed on the First Team for the third consecutive season while Gula receives All-Region recognition for the first time. It is the first time that Mynott or Seery has been named All-Region.
A back-and-forth defensive battle eventually saw Franklin & Marshall’s No. 6 ranked field hockey team surrender a late fourth-quarter goal in a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to No. 2 Middlebury in Sunday’s NCAA Division III National Championship game.
A dominant third quarter lifted Franklin & Marshall's No. 6 field hockey team to a 3-1 victory over No. 5 Johns Hopkins in Saturday's NCAA Final Four in Manheim, Pa. The Diplomats improved to a program-record 20-3 mark while the Blue Jays' season came to a close at 19-3.
Franklin & Marshall is in the NCAA postseason for the 13th time and the sixth consecutive year. The Diplomats' highest finish in the Tournament came in 1981 when F&M fell to Trenton State 2-0 in the Championship game.
Franklin & Marshall is in the NCAA postseason for the 13th time and the sixth consecutive year. The Diplomats’ highest finish in the Tournament came in 1981 when F&M fell to Trenton State 2-0 in the Championship game. F&M made it to the Final Four in 2017, falling to eventual champions Middlebury by a 2-1 tally.
Franklin & Marshall advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament after defeating Hartwick, 4-1. Erin Coverdale's fourth-quarter blast was her 54th career goal, establishing a new program record for the Diplomats.
A pair of goals from Erin Coverdale broke the program’s career record that stood since 1978 and helped lift Franklin & Marshall’s No. 4 ranked field hockey team to a 4-1 win over Hartwick in the NCAA First Round on Wednesday evening in Lancaster.
No. 7 Franklin & Marshall is set to host Hartwick on Wednesday in the first round of the NCAA Field Hockey Tournament at 4:00 p.m on Tylus Field. Tickets will cost $5 for adults and $3 for students with ID's, senior citizens and children.
Six members of the Franklin & Marshall field hockey team were named to the 2019 All-Centennial Conference (CC) Team, announced by the league office on Tuesday. Lily Mynott was named the Offensive Player of the Year and earned First Team honors, each for the first time in her career. Melissa Gula earned Defensive Player of the Year for the first time in her career and was named to the First Team for the second consecutive season. Darby Klopp was selected CC Rookie of the Year and landed on the Honorable Mention list. Mynott and Gula were joined on the first team by Erin Coverdale and Christina Seery. Klopp was joined by Colleen Francis as an Honorable Mention.
Franklin & Marshall’s No. 7 field hockey team concluded the regular season with a 15-2, 9-1 CC record to take the second seed in the Centennial Conference (CC) postseason and earn the program’s ninth straight Tournament appearance.
No. 6 Franklin & Marshall is tied with no. 8 Johns Hopkins atop the CC at 9-0. Saturday's contest determines the top seed and host of the Conference playoffs. The Diplomats can finish no lower than the second seed in the tournament. Four teams have clinched spots in the tournament: F&M, Johns Hopkins, Bryn Mawr, and No. 12 Ursinus. Dickinson and Gettysburg are battling for the fifth spot.
Franklin & Marshall's field hockey team took a commanding 3-0 win over Bryn Mawr as the No. 5 Diplomats celebrated Senior Day. F&M did not allow the Owls to take a single shot-attempt at any point in Saturday's Centennial Conference (CC) contest.
The No. 5 Diplomats begin their week hosting McDaniel on Wednesday night in F&M's annual Pink Game. F&M has dominated on both sides of the ball during the current 10-game winning streak over the Green Terror that dates back to 2009. The Diplomats have outscored McDaniel 43-6 overall over that span, with a 3.7 average scoring margin in that time.