2020 WPI Field Hockey Headlines

  • Jen Toland: Much is Same with WPI's O'Sullivan Cousins
    November 25, 2020
    When WPI seniors and cousins Abby O’Sullivan and Abby O’Sullivan ended up in the same chemistry lab their freshman year, they alerted their professor there was not a duplication on the class roster, and they were sure to put their middle initials on all their assignments. Sometimes around campus, Abby J. O’Sullivan, who is from Templeton and is the coxswain in the men’s varsity eight boat, is known as “Abby crew,” and Abby R. O’Sullivan, who earned National Field Hockey Coaches Association all-region honors last year as a junior, is called “Abby field hockey.” They’ve also been differentiated by the dorms they’ve lived in. Men’s rowing coach Larry Noble calls them “the twins,” Abby J. said.
  • Katie LaShombe Appointed Interim Head Field Hockey Coach at WPI
    October 27, 2020
    WORCESTER --WPI Director of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics Dana L. Harmon named Katie LaShombe as Interim Head Field Hockey Coach.  LaShombe was named interim head coach after the resignation of Lisa Moreau earlier this month. 
  • Jen Toland: WPI Field Hockey’s Angie Ferro Plays Role in Stopping Spread of COVID-19
    August 26, 2020
    In the age of COVID-19, WPI junior Angie Ferro’s grandfather, Bob Digregorio, has been taking all the safety precautions and carrying around two masks and a pair of gloves stuffed into an old sunglasses case.
  • Donate Now to the Goat Nation Giving Challenge!
    August 17, 2020
    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, WPI’s Athletic department is facing a different sports year. While our student-athletes won’t be competing this fall and early winter, we are committed to making the most out of the situation and will provide quality experiences for our student-athletes with enhanced strength & conditioning opportunities along with skill development, team bonding, and leadership development. In order to meet the federal and state health guidelines for workouts, all physical activities will be moving outdoors as much as possible and indoor facilities will be rearranged to comply with new restrictions.
  • NEWMAC Announces Five-Year Strategic Plan
    August 12, 2020
    Westwood, MA --- With the unanimous support of the Presidents Council, the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) is releasing its five-year Strategic Plan announcing Four Strategic Pillars to guide the conference through the 2024-2025 academic year.  Reaffirming the conference's commitment to academic and athletic excellence, the Presidents endorsed a plan that focuses on student-athlete well-being, diversity and inclusion and leadership.
  • Purchase WPI Athletics Facecoverings
    July 24, 2020
    WPI Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics is excited to offer WPI Athletics inspired face coverings! Order: bit.ly/2CBDtqR All profits will go towards diversity, equity and inclusion programming at WPI. Face coverings will be shipped directly to the customer.
  • WPI Athletics Announces Update For 2020 Fall Semester
    July 17, 2020
    Sports and recreation are important to our community. WPI students and staff rely on the sports and recreation facilities to help with their personal wellness, while competing in varsity sports, Club, and intramural activities provides a healthy outlet for students all across campus. Unfortunately, in reviewing the significant challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, WPI has made the difficult decision to not compete in athletic competitions this fall and through Dec. 31. While we acknowledge how disappointing this news is, the health and safety of our entire WPI community remains our top priority.
  • SUMMER REWIND: Giorgi's Heroics, O'Sullivan's Four Goals Help Field Hockey Rally at Conn College
    July 08, 2020
    New London, CT --- Lindsey Giorgi’s first career goal was the game-winner with just 2:33 remaining in regulation as WPI kept its perfect season alive with a pulsating 5-4 come-from-behind victory at Conn College on Tuesday afternoon.
  • WPI Athletics July 1st Update
    July 01, 2020
    Sports and recreation are important to our community. WPI students and staff rely on the sports and recreation facilities to help in their personal wellness, and competing in varsity sports, club sports and intramurals provides an outlet for students all across campus. WPI is diligently working within guidelines developed by local, regional, and national athletics agencies so we may safely provide robust access to facilities and programming throughout this pandemic. At this time, no decision has been made regarding when to resume varsity or club sports.
  • WE ARE WPI: The Year Ahead—Moving Forward Mindfully
    July 01, 2020
    WPI is moving forward to welcome our community back to campus for the new academic year. Driven by science, we have engineered a plan that adjusts our academics, research, projects, work life, residential life, dining, clubs and activities, athletics, and events in order to reopen our campus in a safety-focused, socially distanced manner. It’s a plan that needs your pledge to rethink routines and react responsibly—as the health, safety, and well-being of our community must be the highest priority for each of us.