The field hockey team at St. Andrew's prides itself in the development of versatile and two-way players. Players on the team are expected to be able to transition from the offensive side of the ball, immediately to the defensive side of the ball. During practices in season, players learn the strategy of field hockey and how to work on the field as a team. The expectation during the offseason is for players to attend college camps and work meticulously on their stick skills. A Saints field hockey player has the following attributes, they are courageous, fearless, have a positive mindset, and are willing to take on adversity.
Off the field, the team remains close as a unit. Upperformers will take on the responsibility of developing the underformers and sharing their passion for the game of field hockey. Each year, the older generation passes the torch onto the next generation of Saints.
The October 6 home game vs Tatnall was not recorded.
A look at the Saints accomplishments thus far during the fall season.
A look back at the Saints accomplishments on and off the field.
About Head Coach Kate Cusick
Kate Cusick joined St. Andrew’s as an English teacher and head coach of field hockey in 2022.
Originally from Pennsylvania and most recently teaching and coaching at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Boston University, her master’s degree in education from Harvard University, and is pursuing a second master’s degree from Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School of English. At Bread Loaf, Cusick has studied critical essay writing, adaptation analysis, and fantasy fiction, and has conducted extensive research on the dynamic between literature and film within the English classroom.
Along with her passion for language and literature, Kate is a life-long fitness enthusiast; she was a three-sport, four-year high school varsity athlete who went on to play Division 1 field hockey at Boston University. She was selected as Rookie of the Week, All-Conference Tournament First Team, and First Team All-America East. Despite a knee injury her junior year, Cusick finished her collegiate career as a two-time conference champion and among the top record holders for career goals and points in Terrier history.
In addition to reading and spending time with her family, she enjoys baking, hiking, paddle boarding, and gardening.
Where Saints Field Hockey Alumni have competed in college...
Neva Richardson ’16, Smith
Ellen Copper ’14, Sewanee
Celeste Lancaster ’13, Williams
Tilden Davis ’10, Sewanee
- 2013 Captain
- All Conference 2nd team
- All- American SAA team
Claire Colburn ‘87, Haverford
- Co-Captain Senior year
Chesa Profaci ’80, Smith College, Washington College