20 PhilaFH College Game Schedules & Early Games to Watch
Jul 31, 2017adminCOLLEGE NEWSComments Off on 20 PhilaFH College Game Schedules & Early Games to Watch
by Kathleen Harte Simone Philafieldhockey.com Founder & Editor
Twenty Phila-area college field hockey teams will kick off their 2017 seasons in less than a month. Five Division I programs — Drexel, La Salle, Saint Joseph’s, Temple and Villanova — will open on Friday, August 25. Penn, the only other DI program in the area, begins a week later on September 1st, along with West Chester, the lone Division II area team, and all 13 Phila-area Division III programs. With the addition of Bryn Athyn, Phila-area programs competing on the Division III level has bumped to 13: Arcadia, Bryn Athyn, Bryn Mawr, Cabrini, Delaware Valley, Eastern, Gwynedd Mercy, Haverford, Immaculata, Neumann, Swarthmore, Ursinus and Widener.
Beginning August 21 and every Monday morning throughout the college season, Philafieldhockey.com will post weekly schedules along with “Games to Watch”. And every night, Philafieldhockey.com will post score reports including highlights and links to the colleges’ full game reports and stats.
But for now: Check out the master calendar of Phila-area college schedules (below), mark your calendars for at least a few, and cheer on our local teams in action. #PhilaFH
Early Season Home Games to Watch: Division I: Drexel vs. Penn | Philafieldhockey Day / City 6 | Sept. 15 | Buckley Field | 7:00 PM La Salle vs. Lock Haven | A-10 Opener | Sept. 15 | Hank DeVincent Field | 3:00 PM Penn vs. Delaware (2016 National Champion) | Sept. 8 | Ellen Vagelos Field | 3:30 PM Saint Joseph’s vs. Drexel | home opener City 6| Ellen Ryan Field | 1:00 PM Temple vs. Saint Joseph’s | home opener / City 6 | Howarth Field | 6:00 PM Villanova vs. Indiana | Proving Grounds, Conshohocken, Pa. | noon Division II: West Chester vs. LIU Post (’16 Nat’l Championship runner-up) | Sept. 5 | Vonnie Gros Field | 4 PM Division III: Arcadia vs. Swarthmore | home opener | Jean Lenox West Field | Sept. 3 | noon Bryn Athyn vs. Immaculata | inaugural program opener | Bryn Athyn | Sept. 1 | 7:00 PM Bryn Mawr vs. Cedar Crest | season opener | Bryn Mawr | Sept. 1 | 3:30 PM Cabrini vs. Salisbury (’16 NCAA Tourncontender) | Edith Robb Dixon Field | Sept. 16 | noon Delaware Valley vs. Neumann | home opener | Sept. 1 | Lipinski Field | 3:30 PM Eastern vs. Montclair State | season opener | Sept. 1 | Wayne | 4:00 PM Gwynedd Mercy vs. DelVal | home opener | Sept. 6 | Gwynedd | 7:00 PM Haverford vs. Cabrini (cross-town rivals) | Swan Field | 7:00 PM Immaculata vs. Bryn Mawr | home opener | Immaculata | 7:00 PM Neumann vs. Arcadia | home opener | Aston | 7:00 PM Swarthmore vs. Stockton | home opener | Clothier Fields | 4:30 PM Ursinus vs. Messiah (NCAA National Champion) | Collegeville | 7:00 PM Widener vs. Swarthmore | season opener | Edith Dixon Field | 6:00 PM