field hockey


Definition of field hockey 

: a game played on a turfed field between two teams of 11 players each whose object is to direct a ball into the opponent's goal with a hockey stick

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Hansen, the Globe’s Division 2 Girls’ Lacrosse Player of the Year as a junior and a nominee for national player of the year honors this season, was also the South Shore League MVP in field hockey last fall and a South Shore All-Star in basketball. Matt Doherty,, "Area’s finest scholar-athletes honored," 17 June 2018 Washington College : The Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome five new inductees and honor the 1996 field hockey team during a reception and ceremony on Oct. 6., "Digest (June 30): Randy Hippeard throws five TD passes, but Brigade upended," 30 June 2018 Cincinnati Cyclones director of public relations and broadcasting Everett Fitzhugh presented the field hockey and ice hockey awards. Adam Turer,, "Cincinnati Sports Awards highlights best of high school athletics," 23 Apr. 2018 Like in field hockey, two teams (each consisting of 15 players) attempt to score on each other into opposing goals, moving the ball across the field. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Meghan Markle Is Now Officially a Hurling Spectator. What's Hurling?," 11 July 2018 Hinojosa basically played every sport in which there was a net behind her, starting in the fall with field hockey, earning San Diego Section Player of the Year in girls soccer and then wrapping it up as the girls lacrosse team’s goalie. Steve Brand,, "Eastlake’s Hinojosa, Mission Hills’ Olave prep Athletes of the Year," 9 June 2018 College field hockey: Stacey Eversley was named Goucher's 15th coach., "Digest: English star Wayne Rooney, D.C. United inch closer to deal," 14 May 2018 The field hockey team will adopt the logo in the fall. Steve Reaven,, "Stevenson adopts new logo to replace the Patriot after students cite 'plagiarism'," 18 June 2018 Haddonfield field hockey coach Lindsay Kocher said. Marc Narducci,, "Haddonfield's Jaimie McCormick: South Jersey senior girls' athlete of the year," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of field hockey

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of field hockey was in 1895

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English Language Learners Definition of field hockey

: a game that is played on a field in which each team uses curved sticks to try to hit the ball into the opponent's goal

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Kids Definition of field hockey

: hockey played on a field

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