Hockey In the News

Very often there are great hockey stories in the news that we want to share.  Here are a few of the latest:

Cal Women Field Hockey Team Get's a Field of Their Own
February 3, 2016
Jennifer Reisch

Summary: Two years ago, UC Berkeley kicked the field hockey program off their home practice and game facility to make room for a practice field for men's football and lacrosse.  While the squad received a lot of delayed and broken promises for a new facility, they were forced to travel 3-hours round-trip to Stanford for all practices and games.  Equal Rights Advocates got involved and filed a Title IX complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office & Civil Rights on behalf of the players.  After two months of negotiations with the University, the field hockey program will now begin practicing on-campus beginning February 17th, will have a part in the plans for their new facilities to be ready for Fall competition, and the players will receive financial compensation for "the academic harm they suffered as a result of not having on-campus faciliites."

U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights - See more at:
In 2014, UC Berkeley revoked the team’s on-campus practice and competition field privileges to construct a practice field for men’s football and lacrosse. - See more at:

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Ostoich Tabbed Bear's New Field Hockey Coach

February 4, 2016
Source: Missouri State Athletics

Summary: Catherine Ostoich has been named the new Head Field Hockey Coach at Division I Missouri State University.  Ostoich was a four year starter at the University of Richmond and most recently an assistant coach at Division I Davidson College (Davidson, NC) for two years.  Prior to Davidson, she was the head coach at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, PA.

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Kilroe Named New Head Field Hockey Coach

January 29, 2016
Source: UC Davis Athletics

Summary: Chrissy Kilroe has been named the new Head Field Hockey Coach at Division I UC Davis.  Kilroe was previously Field Hockey Alberta's Director of High Performance and a member of Team Canada's staff.  She began her collegiate coaching career as the inaugural head coach at Division III Kenyon College and then coached for her alma mater, Ohio State University, where she was an assistant for four years.

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February 3, 2016 | by Jennifer Reisch

Investigator Sees Possibility of Bias in Iowa Coaches Firing

January 21, 2016
Ryan J. Foley
Source: AP

Summary:  An Iowa Civil Rights Commission investigator has found that former University of Iowa Head Coach Tracey Griesbaum has a "reasonable possibility" of proving that gender or anti-gay discrimination played a role in her firing.

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University of Iowa settles gender discrimination lawsuit with former track coach: While the University of Iowa refuses to acknowledge any wrongdoing in the firing of Griesbaum, they recently paid $200,000 to settle a discimination lawsuit by a former volunteer and assistant track coach, who was a male.  Read Full Article Now!

Unfamiliar with the Tracey Griesbaum Story?  Read MAX Field Hockey's recap from December 2014

Cal Women’s Field Hockey Team Gets a Field of Their Own - See more at:
Cal Women’s Field Hockey Team Gets a Field of Their Own - See more at: