2017 Simmons Field Hockey News

  • McNamara Named GNAC Field Hockey Rookie of the Year; Six Named to All-Conference Team
    November 07, 2017
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons College’s Lucy McNamara (Brewster, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Field Hockey Rookie of the Year and was also selected Second Team All-Conference. McNamara was one of six Sharks to be tabbed to the Second Team, joining Abigail Anderson (South Yarmouth, Mass.), Meghan Fontaine (Westminster, Mass.), Maggie Fuzak (Buffalo, N.Y.), Sammy Rondeau (Franklin, Mass.) and Julie Saltamartini (East Hampstead, N.H.), it was announced today by the league. In addition, Rondeau was also tabbed to the All-Sportsmanship Team. 
  • Field Hockey Falls at Saint Joseph's (Maine), 5-0, in GNAC Semifinals
    November 01, 2017
    STANDISH, Maine - The third-seeded Simmons College field hockey team was defeated by host number two seed Saint Joseph's College (Maine), 5-0, this afternoon in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship Tournament Semifinals at the SJC Athletics Complex in Standish, Maine. The Sharks conclude their season with a 12-7 record, while the Monks advance to the GNAC Championship with a mark of 14-5 and will take on the winner of top-seed Lasell College and number four seed Mount Ida College.
  • Rondeau Named GNAC Field Hockey Player of the Week
    October 30, 2017
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons College’s Sammy Rondeau (Franklin, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Field Hockey Player of the Week for the week of October 23-29, it was announced by the league today. Rondeau is the second Shark to earn the accolade this year following senior forward Julie Saltamartini (East Hampstead, N.H.), who was named the league’s top player for the week of September 25 to October 1. 
  • Saltamartini Scores Four to Lead Field Hockey over Anna Maria, 8-0, in GNAC Quarterfinals
    October 28, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – Senior forward Julie Saltamartini (East Hampstead, N.H.) matched her career high with four goals to give her 21 to break the school mark for season markers, while leading the third-seeded Simmons College field hockey team to an 8-0 victory over number six seed Anna Maria College today in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship Tournament Quarterfinals at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The Sharks improve to 12-6 and advance to the GNAC Semifinals at second-seeded Saint Joseph’s College (Maine) in Standish, Maine on November 1. The AMCATS finish their season with a 5-14 mark. 
  • Rondeau Scores Twice To Lead Field Hockey Over UMass Dartmouth, 3-2
    October 23, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – Junior forward Sammy Rondeau (Franklin, Mass.) scored her fourth game-winning goal of the season and tallied her 100th career point to lead the Simmons College field hockey team to a 3-2 victory over visiting University of Massachusetts Dartmouth this evening at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The Sharks boost their overall record to 11-6, while the Corsairs fall to 9-8 on the season.
  • Field Hockey Falls at Lasell, 3-0
    October 21, 2017
    NEWTON, Mass. – The Simmons field hockey team was defeated by host Lasell College, 3-0, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match this afternoon on Grellier Field in Newton, Mass. The Sharks fall to 10-6 overall and 5-2 in league play, while the Lasers improve to 14-3 and a perfect 7-0 in GNAC action to clinch their first-ever regular-season title. Simmons will be the number three seed in the upcoming GNAC Championship Tournament Quarterfinals on October 28, while Lasell earns a first round bye to the November 1 Semifinals.
  • Saltamartini Tallies Career-High Nine Points to Lead Field Hockey over New England College, 7-1
    October 17, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – Senior forward Julie Saltamartini (East Hampstead, N.H.) tallied a career-high nine points on four goals and an assist to lead the Simmons College field hockey team over visiting New England College, 7-1, this evening at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The Sharks improve to 10-5 on the season to mark their fifth straight season with double-digit victories, while the Pilgrims fall to 6-10. 
  • McNamara Named GNAC Field Hockey Rookie of the Week for Third Time
    October 16, 2017
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons College’s Lucy McNamara (Brewster, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Field Hockey Rookie of the Week for the week of October 9-15, it was announced today by the league. She has earned the award in back-to-back weeks and has been named the GNAC’s top rookie a conference-high three times, including the week of September 4-10. 
  • Field Hockey Edged by Saint Joseph's (Maine), 2-1
    October 14, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. - The Simmons College field hockey team was unable to overcome a two-goal deficit in a 2-1 loss to visiting Saint Joseph's College (Maine) in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest this afternoon at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The Sharks fall to 9-5 overall and 5-1 in league play, while the Monks improve to 10-4 and 5-1.
  • Field Hockey Falls to Mount Holyoke, 2-0
    October 11, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. - The Simmons College field hockey team was defeated by visiting Mount Holyoke College, 2-0, this evening at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The Sharks' three-match win streak comes to an end as they fall to 9-4, while the Lyons extend their win streak to three in a row to improve to 8-4.
  • McNamara Named GNAC Field Hockey Rookie of the Week Again
    October 09, 2017
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons College’s Lucy McNamara (Brewster, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Field Hockey Rookie of the Week for the week of October 2-8, it was announced today by the league. The honor marks the second time this season that McNamara has received the accolade, having been named both the GNAC’s top rookie and also goalkeeper for the week of September 4-10. She is the only player in the conference to have earned the Rookie of the Week award multiple times this season. 
  • Saltamartini Scores Twice to Lead Field Hockey to 5-0 Win at Rivier
    October 07, 2017
    NASHUA, N.H. - Senior forward Julie Saltamartini (East Hampstead, N.H.) scored a pair of goals to lead the Simmons College field hockey team to a 5-0 victory over host Rivier University in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest this afternoon at Raider Field in Nashua, N.H. The Sharks have won eight of their last nine and improve to 9-3 overall, including a perfect 5-0 in league play, while the Raiders fall to 2-9 and 0-5.
  • Saltamartini Leads Field Hockey over Colby-Sawyer, 2-0; Becomes Career Points Leader
    October 05, 2017
    NEW LONDON, N.H. - Senior forward Julie Saltamartini (East Hampstead, N.H.) tallied a goal and recorded an assist to become Simmons College field hockey's all-time leading scorer with 139 points and lead the Sharks over host Colby-Sawyer College, 2-0, this afternoon at Veitch Turf Field in New London, N.H. Simmons has now won seven of its last eight matches and improves to 8-3 on the season, while the Chargers fall to 7-4 on the year.
  • Saltamartini Named GNAC Field Hockey Player of the Week
    October 02, 2017
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons College’s Julie Saltamartini (East Hampstead, N.H.) has been named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Field Hockey Player of the Week for the week of September 25 to October 1, it was announced today by the league. Saltamartini earns the award for a conference-record sixth time for her career. 
  • Saltamartini Leads Field Hockey over Anna Maria, 4-1
    September 30, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – Senior forward Julie Saltamartini (East Hampstead, N.H.) tallied five points on two goals and an assist to lead the Simmons College field hockey team to a 4-1 victory over visiting Anna Maria College today in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The Sharks have won six of their last seven games and improve to 7-3 overall and 4-0 in league play, while the AMCATS fall to 3-8 and 1-3. 
  • Field Hockey Falls at Smith, 4-1
    September 26, 2017
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - The Simmons College field hockey team's five-match win streak came to an end in a 4-1 loss at host Smith College tonight at Smith Turf Field in Northampton, Mass. The Sharks dip to 6-3 on the season, while the the Pioneers even their record at 4-4.
  • Saltamartini Scores Hat Trick for Field Hockey and Becomes Career Goals Leader in 5-0 Win at Regis
    September 23, 2017
    WESTON, Mass. - Senior forward Julie Saltamartini (East Hampstead, N.H.) tallied her fourth career hat trick and became the Simmons College field hockey team's all-time career goal scorer in a 5-0 victory over host Regis (Mass.) today in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match at Regis Stadium in Weston, Mass. The Sharks win their fifth straight to improve to 6-2 overall and 3-0 in league play, while the Pride fall to 2-4 and 0-3.
  • Rondeau Leads Field Hockey over Wheaton, 3-2
    September 19, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – Senior forward Sammy Rondeau (Franklin, Mass.) tallied a pair of goals, including the game-winner to lead the Simmons College field hockey team over visiting Wheaton College (Mass.), 3-2, this evening at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The Sharks win their fourth straight match and five of their last six to improve to 5-2 on the season, while the Lyons fall to 3-3. 
  • Saltamartini Leads Field Hockey Past Johnson & Wales, 3-2, in Double-Overtime
    September 16, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – Senior forward Julie Saltamartini (East Hampstead, NH) scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner to lift the Simmons College field hockey team past visiting Johnson & Wales University in double overtime, 3-2, today in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match on Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The Sharks win their third straight match and fourth of their last five to improve to 4-2 overall, including 2-0 in league play, while the Wildcats fall to 1-3 and 0-2. 
  • Rondeau Scores School-Record Five Goals to Lead Field Hockey over Wheelock, 8-0
    September 13, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – Senior forward Sammy Rondeau (Franklin, Mass.) scored a school-record five goals and added an assist for an 11-point night that also set a program standard to lead the Simmons College field hockey team over host Wheelock College, 8-0, this evening at Winsor Field in Boston, Mass. The Sharks improve to 3-2 on the season, while the Wildcats fall to 1-3. 
  • McNamara Named GNAC Field Hockey Goalkeeper and Rookie of the Week
    September 11, 2017
    WINTRHOP, Mass. – Simmons College’s Lucy McNamara (Brewster, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Goalkeeper and Rookie of the Week for the week of September 4-10, it was announced today by the league. 
  • Field Hockey Opens GNAC Slate with 4-1 Victory over Mount Ida
    September 09, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. - Four different players scored for the Simmons College field hockey team in a 4-1 victory over visiting Mount Ida College today in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference opener at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The Sharks improve to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in league play, while the Mustangs fall to 1-2 and 0-1.
  • Field Hockey Nipped at WPI, 1-0
    September 05, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. - The Simmons College field hockey team was defeated 1-0 this evening by host Worcester Polytechnic Institute at Alumni Stadium in Worcester, Mass. The Sharks fall to 1-2 on the season, while the Engineers improve to 1-1.
  • Saltamartini Lifts Field Hockey Over Thomas, 2-1, in Overtime
    September 03, 2017
    WATERVILLE, Maine - Senior forward Julie Saltamartini (East Hampstead, N.H.) scored 83 seconds into overtime to give the Simmons College field hockey team a 2-1 victory over host Thomas College today at Bernatchez Field in Waterville, Maine. The Sharks improve to 1-1 on the season, while the Terriers dip to 1-1.
  • Field Hockey Blanked in Season Opener at MIT, 5-0
    September 01, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –  The Simmons College field hockey team was defeated by host Massachusetts Institute of Technolog, 5-0 this evening at Jack Barry Field in Cambridge, Mass, in non-league action. It was the 2017 season opener for both teams as the Sharks dip to 0-1 and the Engineers improve to 1-0.