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Maryland Field Hockey Ranked #1 in Preseason Poll!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The University of Maryland field hockey team has been selected as the #1 team in the 2009 Preseason Kookaburra / NFHCA DI Poll.  Maryland, coached by Missy Meharg, Tjerk Van Herwaarden, and Marybeth Freeman, will look to repeat their 2008 NCAA title and win their 7th NCAA championship.  The rest of the NFHCA rankings include:

1.  Maryland
2.  Wake Forest
3.  Syracuse
4.  North Carolina
5.  Connecticut
6.  Virginia
7.  Princeton
8.  Michigan State
9.  Iowa (Coached by Tracey Griesbaum and Lisa Cellucci)
10.  Duke (Coached by Beth Bozman)
16.  Old Dominion (Coached by Beth Anders)

New DVDs from Iowa Field Hockey!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tracey Griesbaum has recently released two new field hockey DVDs titled Positional Skills and Drills for Defense and Positional Skills and Drills for Offense.  These DVDs will help you: 

  • Improve footwork and approach lines
  • Learn to pressure your opponent with on-ball, intercepting and forward pressure drills
  • Create more turnovers and reduce your goals against
  • Discover innovative drills for ball control, passing, receiving and scoring
  • Improve dribbling speed, ball placement, change of direction and vision
  • Combine individual skills into high powered scoring drills
  • Tracey Griesbaum is the Head Field Hockey Coach at the University of Iowa.  Griesbaum has compiled more than 100 career wins and has guided the Hawkeyes to Back-to-Back-to-Back Big Ten Tournament Championships (’06, ’07, ’08)!  The Hawkeyes were a National Semifinalist in 2008 and ranked #8 in goals per game (3.30).  Griesbaum has also coached the USA Under-21 and Under-23 National Teams.


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