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.
Saints at the Next Level
Neva Richardson ’16 - Smith College
Ellen Copper ’14 - Sewanee
Celeste Lancaster ’13 - Williams College
Tilden Davis ’10 - Sewanee
Claire Colburn ’87 - Haverford College
Viviana Rodriguez ’85 - Middlebury College
Chesa Profaci ’80 - Smith College & Washington College
Saints field hockey did not compete in the 2020-21 season.
A look back at the Saints accomplishments on and off the field.
A recap for all fall 2021 varsity sports.
Athletics recap for the week of 11/1 - 11/6
Athletics recap for the week of 10/25 - 10/30
2021-22 Varsity Roster
Sarah Ackermann 11
Maia Austin 11
Natalie Biden 11
Katie Boyer 9
Alani Davila 12
Adelaide Dixon 12
Parker Friedli 12
Emily Funderburg 11
Helen Heuer 11
Piper Jenkins 12
Nina Lee 11
Marjorie Malkin 10
Olivia Perry 10
Elizabeth Peters 10
Claire Poston 10
Rose Soriano 11
Margaret Starkey 11
Ember Theeke 9
Tabitha Webster 11
Addison Zorrilla 10
Jun Choi (Manager) 12
About Head Coach Viviana Davila
Viviana Rodriguez Davila '85 attended St. Andrew's School and played the forward line for the Saints girls varsity field hockey team from 1983 to 1985. She went on to play field hockey at Middlebury College, where she was known as a versatile player who even played goalie, and graduated from that school in 1989 with a liberal arts degree.
Viviana began her coaching career in 1987; she served as Middlebury High School's field hockey coach. From 1994 to 2014, Viviana served as an assistant varsity field hockey and lacrosse coach and head JV field hockey coach for Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, where she also coached cross-country, track, and squash. During that time she also served as a volunteer coach for her daughter's three travel lacrosse (Alexandria Lacrosse Club) teams in Alexandria, and was recognized for her coaching in that league.
Viviana returned to St. Andrew’s in 2015 to join the school’s coaching and training staff; she currently serves as head coach for the entire girls field hockey program. Besides coaching the varsity team, she also mentors the JV coaches and prepare student-athletes to play on the varsity squad. Since being appointed head coach, Davila has worked to change her girls' athletic mentality and led the Saints through some amazingly competitive games against the historically competitive Delaware Independent Schools Conference (which includes Tower Hill, Tatnall, Wilmington Friends, and Sanford). It's truly amazing to have a student-athlete join your squad with raw talent and coach them through to a real love of this game. Some may arrive with stick skills, others may not, but by their senior year, all our players are truly ready to take it to the next level.