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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Her outstanding seasons in both field hockey and lacrosse earned her the 2018 Towson Times Female Athlete of the Year award. Craig Clary,, "Dulaney High's Maggie Kelly is Towson Times Female Athlete of the Year," 13 July 2018 McDonagh, who played four years of hockey and two years of field hockey at Reading High as well as lacrosse, is majoring in architecture and the environment. Allen Lessels,, "McDonagh plays lacrosse for the fun of it," 8 June 2018 The other finalists were Assumption volleyball player Kayla Kaiser and Christian Academy of Louisville field hockey player Jacquelyn Wilkins. Gabe Hauari, The Courier-Journal, "Sacred Heart's Grace Berger named Courier Journal Kentucky Girls Athlete of the Year," 7 June 2018 The coaches kept in contact through Brad’s parents and parents of Hereford players at the field hockey game. Jeff Seidel,, "Couple knows success in coaching/teaching at Hereford High — and now in parenting," 22 May 2018 Sydney Poulin, Watertown — The Globe’s Division 2 field hockey player of the year showed off her lacrosse kills with five goals and three assists in a 17-6 Middlesex League win over Wakefield. Liam O’brien,, "Junior achievers sticking together for St. Mary’s lacrosse," 3 May 2018 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

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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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