Field Hockey - Varsity Girls
Rachael Snelgrove - Head Coach | EMAIL
Coach Snelgrove is a native of Mifflinburg, PA. As a high school athlete, she played four years of varsity field hockey, and was selected for the 1st team All-Region. Snelgrove also played field hockey at Messiah College where she competed in the D3 National qualifiers, quarterfinals and finals. During that time she was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team in 2005 and was recognized as 3rd in the nation in defensive saves for the NCAA at the D-3 level. Coach Snelgrove earned a BS in Biology from Messiah College and a Masters in Education from the University of Pittsburgh, and currently teaches science at the middle school level at Covenant Day. coach Snelgrove has more than ten years of coaching experience at both the college and high school levels in field hockey, lacrosse, soccer and basketball. She was an assistant field hockey coach at Robert Morris University (D1) in PA, and the head field hockey coach at Houghton College (D3) in NY. She also served as the head women's lacrosse coach at Houghton, where she pioneered the program. In 2015, Coach Snelgrove started the field hockey program at Covenant Day, which has grown to include a middle school team as well.
Elizabeth Jones - Assistant Coach
Field Hockey - Varsity Girls
Game Recap 9/8/2018 vs Cary Academy
Saturday's away game versus the Chargers of Cary Academy showcased the Lions' defensive skills. The team came away with a 3-0 win despite Cary leading 8-1 in corners and 24-1 in shots taken. Madeline Burns recorded 1 save, and Kendra Jones notched three saves. Jane Murry Bryan had another remarkable game in the cage, racking up 17 saves. The team held strong on defense while the offense side was good for three solid goals. The coaches were proud of the team's efforts today, and of the incredible growth of the program over the past three years. Next week, the Lions will play an away game at Charlotte Catholic, starting at 4:00 on Wednesday.
Game Recap 9/6/2018 vs. Forsyth Country Day
Our Lions came out strong against the Furies of Forsyth Country Day and held a determined frame of mind for the entire 60 minute game. The girls maintained their advantage by staying in their attacking end for the majority of the time, and worked hard to find the back of the net. The team recorded 22 shots, with 11 on cage, and also had 15 attacking corners. Coach Snelgrove was happy with the 3-0 result and was especially pleased with the team's passing patterns and possession game today. She indicated that the team will continue to work on converting corner plays to capitalize on more scoring opportunities. The team will travel to Cary Academy on Saturday, 9/8 for a 3:00 game.
Game Recap 8/30/2018 vs Charlotte Catholic
This game was halted after 20 minutes of play due to hazardous weather conditions.
Game Recap: 8/27/2018 vs Providence Day
The first game against a CISAA opponent this fall season was a great barometer for our Lions to see how far the program has come. The Chargers fielded an excellent team and challenged our team in a hard-fought game. Goalkeeper Jane Murry Bryan had an outstanding performance, notching 21 saves over the course of the game. Madeline Burns tallied a defensive save and played an impressive game from the center back position. PDS had 17 corner opportunities against our Lions, but our defensive corner unit only allowed one conversion, for an excellent 0-1 result. Coach Snelgrove said, "Or team played well defensively as a unit, however, we need to focus on our transition game and ability to attach out of our defensive end." Next up for the Lions is a home game against Charlotte Catholic on 8/30.
Game Recap: 8/24/2018 vs Greensboro Day
The Varsity Lions opened their season by hosting Greensboro Day in a Friday afternoon matchup. The Bengals' young team was quickly outscored as our offense put together multiple scoring opportunities. By the end of the game, seven different Lions had put points on the scoreboard, assisted by another five members of the team. Coach Snelgrove was happy with the performance and said, " I'm thankful we were able to convert some of our corner plays, and we are hoping to continue to improve on that as the season progresses." The team will face Providence Day on Monday, 8/27, at 4:30 on Fullwood Field.