Following a 41- year absence, competitive field hockey has returned to Wagner College as the Seahawks are sponsoring a field hockey program in 2019 for the first time since 1978.
The jewel of the new field hockey complex, which is located adjacent to the Seahawks’ football stadium – Hameline Field, is a state-of the art synthetic turf playing surface installed by The LandTek Group.
“We couldn’t be more excited and the fact that we can do so on a beautiful and functional brand new home surface makes it that much more exciting,” said Wagner athletic director Walt Hameline. “We held our home opener last weekend vs. La Salle and the playing surface, and entire complex – including our new scoreboard, drew rave reviews from those who attended.”
In addition to serving as Wagner’s field hockey game and practice field, the new playing surface adds another practice field for sports such as lacrosse and soccer, freeing up field time and allowing greater flexibility with practice scheduling.
“Our new playing surface is as good, if not better, than any I’ve ever seen,” said Miller. “It’s a perfect surface for the game of field hockey and our team absolutely loves playing and practice on it. I couldn’t be more excited for our current team and know it will be another boost for our program in attracting future top student-athletes.”
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“We have a great institution to recruit elite student-athletes to,” Deputy Director of Athletics Brendan Fahey said. “New York City is obviously a tremendous location and in close proximity to fertile field hockey recruiting areas. “I think it will be a good sport for us. Plus, anytime you can grow your athletic program by providing additional opportunities for student-athletes, that’s a great thing.”