On October 20th, Seacoast United Field Hockey hosted the 2nd Annual Playing for a Purpose: Pink Jamboree in partnership with the United Sports Foundation. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. With 38 teams in attendance ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade, it was a fantastic day for field hockey and the numerous communities involved.
Last year’s event was created specifically in support of raising awareness about breast cancer and contributing to the continued research and development campaigns. The field hockey staff asked each of the teams to dress in as much pink as possible to in an effort to encourage the players to talk about breast cancer. The hope is that this event will help people network and meet one another to raise awareness about the amount of people in the communities who are affected by this disease. This may also inspire more people to volunteer at other events that raise funds for this cause.
“It was amazing to see so many local communities involved on Saturday,” commented Field Hockey Director Sarah Michaud. “It’s really important for the players to learn more about how this disease impacts so many people and I think we achieved that.”
The Seacoast United Field Hockey Club recently wrapped up their club tryouts and things are looking very promising for the 2019/20 season. Tryouts for all three locations (Hampton and Concord, NH and Essex, MA) were held in September and the second round of tryouts took place over Columbus Day weekend.
In total, over 500 field players and 40 goalies were in attendance over the two months which makes it the largest turnout to date. The club prides itself in offering year-round training opportunities to players with intermediate to advanced skill levels. They also offer various leagues, skills...
It is with great pleasure to welcome Madison Thompson into the Seacoast United family as the new Assistant Director of Operations for the Seacoast United Field Hockey Club (Essex), MA location. Madi is a native of Waterloo, Canada where she grew up as a multisport athlete, participating in travel ice hockey, soccer and field hockey. Although she was passionate about each of these sports, Madi chose to pursue a collegiate career in field hockey at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Throughout her time at Kent State, Madi was extremely successful in the classroom as well as on the field hockey field. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Science in Sports Administration and achieved many accolades while she was a four year starter and a three year captain for the Golden Flashes. Madi was a four time All-Conference Player for the Mid-American Conference and a two year All-Regional selection. She finished her college career by being named the MAC Tournament MVP as well as being selected for the NFHCA D1 Senior Game.
Currently, Madi is a full-time athlete for the Canadian National Indoor Team. She was a member of the 2014 Pan American Cup championship team, as well as the leading scorer for Canada at the 2015 Indoor World Cup in Leipzig, Germany. Madi is extremely excited to elevate the level of indoor training for the Seacoast United Field Hockey Club by sharing her vast knowledge of the sport to all athletes within the program.
After graduating from Kent State, Madi decided that she would like to continue playing field hockey overseas in Den Haag, Netherlands. While in the Netherlands, Madi played for HBS-Crayenhout, Dames 1 and was also involved in coaching all age groups (5 years old to 17 years old). She also was a head coach for the MD2 which was the top tier 10 year old athletes from the club. After spending a year in the Netherlands, Madi returned to the US to attend Merrimack College, where she received her Masters in Exercise and Sport Science in the spring of 2019.
ESSEX, MA – Alana Richardson (2021), current member of the Seacoast United Field Hockey Club (Boxford, MA), was recently selected for the U17 Women’s US National Team roster.
Being selected for the...