The Western New England field hockey program has made 12 postseason appearances since its founding in 1981.
Two-time Olympian, 1997 UMass Athletics Hall of Fame inductee and former Smith College coach Judy Strong was named the ninth head coach in program history on May 22, 2014.
The 2005 WNE squad posted a school-record 19 wins (19-5, .792), won the North Atlantic Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship.
Western New England has produced a National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America choice, scores of all-conference and scholar honorees, and other award winners, including 2007 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine College Division Women’s At-Large Academic All-American® Allison Jameson.
The Golden Bears have competed in the Commonwealth Coast Conference since 2007, continuing a commitment to the highest level of academic and athletic success. Last season alone, WNE achieved 11 NFHCA academic citations as well as the Gladiator SGI/NFHCA Division III Academic Team Award, which is presented to a team that owns a collective 3.0 or higher grade-point average.
Field hockey student-athletes have structured off-season training programs available to them during the spring and summer months in the varsity weight room, which is located in the 123,000-square-foot Alumni Healthful Living Center (AHLC).
Field Hockey plays its home games at 1,500-seat Golden Bear Stadium, which is a lighted, multi-purpose facility that features FieldTurf technology.
Beginning in 2013, the Golden Bear Sports Network (GBSN) webcasted most of the team's home games in high-definition to computer and portable-device users onWNEGoldenBears.TV, allowing people from all over the world to watch the Golden Bears live.
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