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Varsity Field Hockey 2021

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2021 Varsity Field Hockey

Our program has focused on developing great student-athletes and leaders. Building community is important to the Wildcats, and they give back by participating in yearly breast cancer awareness games and hosting food drives. 

OUR LEAGUE AFFILIATIONs:

Walker’s field hockey program competes in the Western New England Prep School Field Hockey Association (WNEPSFHA), a division of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker’s is a Class “C” division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

 

Team Stats

Season

Record

45 W
35 L
4 T
1 W
11 L
0 T
6 W
9 L
1 T
0 W
0 L
0 T
12 W
7 L
1 T
12 W
4 L
1 T
14 W
4 L
1 T

Schedule

Date
Time
Opponent
Location
Score
Status
Details
Score
09/16/2020
-
3:30pm
Choate Rosemary Hall
09/19/2020
-
2:30pm
Westminster School
09/23/2020
-
3:00pm
The Hotchkiss School
09/26/2020
-
2:30pm
Berkshire School
10/03/2020
-
1:30pm
The Gunnery School
10/05/2020
-
4:30pm
Suffield Academy
10/07/2020
-
2:30pm
Loomis Chaffee School
10/16/2020
-
4:45pm
Kingswood Oxford School
10/17/2020
-
8:00am
10/21/2020
-
3:00pm
Millbrook School
10/24/2020
-
2:00pm
Kent School
10/28/2020
-
2:00pm
Miss Porter's School
10/28/2020
-
2:30pm
The Taft School
10/31/2020
-
2:00pm
Miss Porter's School
11/07/2020
-
3:30pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
11/11/2020
-
2:30pm
Cheshire Academy
11/14/2020
-
2:30pm
Greens Farms Academy
09/12/2018
4-3
11:00am
Choate Rosemary Hall
09/15/2018
3-2
10:15am
Westminster School
09/19/2018
0-3
11:00am
The Hotchkiss School
09/22/2018
2-0
10:30am
Berkshire School
09/22/2018
0-4
11:45am
Berkshire School
09/26/2018
-
12:30pm
The Bancroft School
09/27/2018
4-3
1:00pm
Kingswood Oxford School
10/01/2018
1-0
12:45pm
Suffield Academy
10/03/2018
5-0
11:00am
The Gunnery School
10/05/2018
4-0
1:00pm
The Pomfret School
10/10/2018
5-1
10:45am
Williston Northampton School
10/13/2018
-
4:00am
10/17/2018
5-1
11:00am
Millbrook School
10/20/2018
4-7
10:00am
The Kent School
11/03/2018
2-0
11:30am
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
11/10/2018
1-1
8:00am
Green Farms Academy
11/14/2018
2-1
9:15am
Canterbury School
11/17/2018
2-1
9:00am
New Hampton School
11/18/2018
0-3
9:30am
Windsor School
09/11/2019
7-2
11:30am
Choate Rosemary Hall
09/18/2019
0-2
11:00am
The Hotchkiss School
09/21/2019
4-1
10:30am
Berkshire School
09/25/2019
5-0
12:30pm
The Bancroft School
09/28/2019
1-0
9:30am
The Gunnery School
09/30/2019
1-1
12:45pm
Suffield Academy
10/02/2019
2-5
10:30am
Loomis Chaffee School
10/05/2019
2-1
11:00am
Pomfret School
10/09/2019
2-4
10:45am
Williston Northampton School
10/11/2019
3-4
12:45pm
Kingswood Oxford School
10/12/2019
-
10:00am
Play 4 The Cure Play Day
10/16/2019
5-1
11:15am
Millbrook School
10/19/2019
1-4
10:30am
The Kent School
10/23/2019
0-4
10:30am
The Taft School
10/26/2019
3-1
10:00am
Miss Porter's School
11/02/2019
4-0
11:00am
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
11/06/2019
6-2
9:30am
Cheshire Academy
11/08/2019
3-1
1:15pm
Green Farms Academy
11/13/2019
2-0
9:15am
Hamden Hall Country Day School
11/16/2019
2-1
9:00am
Holderness School
11/17/2019
-
9:00am
The River's School
09/06/2021
-
3:30pm
Newington High School
09/15/2021
2-0
3:30pm
Choate Rosemary Hall
09/18/2021
1-2
3:00pm
Westminster School
09/22/2021
1-5
3:15pm
The Hotchkiss School
09/25/2021
2-5
2:30pm
Berkshire School
10/01/2021
0-2
4:30pm
The Frederick Gunn School
10/04/2021
-
4:30pm
Suffield Academy
10/06/2021
2-1
2:30pm
Loomis Chaffee School
10/08/2021
3-4
4:30pm
Pomfret School
10/13/2021
2-4
2:30pm
Williston Northampton School
10/15/2021
2-1
4:30pm
Kingswood Oxford Shool
10/20/2021
3-1
3:00pm
Millbrook School
10/23/2021
1-2
3:00pm
Kent School
10/28/2021
0-4
4:15pm
Taft School
10/30/2021
3-1
2:00pm
Miss Porter's School
11/06/2021
1-0
3:30pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
11/13/2021
1-6
1:00pm
Greens Farms Academy
11/17/2021
-
2:00pm
New England Tournament
11/19/2017
-
1:00pm
TBD
11/18/2017
-
2:00pm
Pingree School
11/15/2017
7-0
2:15pm
Portsmouth Abbey School
11/11/2017
6-0
1:00pm
Greens Farms Academy
11/08/2017
8-2
2:30pm
Cheshire Academy
11/04/2017
8-2
3:30pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
10/28/2017
6-1
1:30pm
Miss Porter's School
10/25/2017
1-2
3:00pm
The Taft School
10/21/2017
0-2
2:30pm
Kent School
10/18/2017
7-0
3:00pm
Millbrook School
10/14/2017
-
8:00am
Play 4 The CURE Play Day
10/11/2017
2-1
3:00pm
Williston Northampton School
10/07/2017
3-0
3:30pm
Pomfret School
10/04/2017
6-0
3:00pm
The Gunnery School
10/02/2017
1-2
4:45pm
Suffield Academy
09/28/2017
7-0
4:30pm
Kingswood Oxford School
09/27/2017
4-0
4:30pm
The Bancroft School
09/22/2017
7-0
5:00pm
Choate Rosemary Hall
09/20/2017
1-1
3:00pm
The Hotchkiss School
09/16/2017
1-3
2:15pm
Westminster School
09/13/2017
3-2
3:00pm
Berkshire School
09/09/2017
1-0
2:30pm
Loomis Chaffee School
09/14/2022
0-2
3:30pm
Choate Rosemary Hall
09/17/2022
0-5
6:30pm
Westminster School
09/21/2022
1-4
3:00pm
The Hotchkiss School
09/24/2022
0-2
2:30pm
Berkshire School
10/01/2022
5-1
3:00pm
Kingswood Oxford School
10/03/2022
0-4
4:45pm
Suffield Academy
09/29/2022
0-8
4:45pm
Loomis Chaffee School
10/08/2022
1-5
2:30pm
Pomfret School
10/12/2022
0-9
3:00pm
Williston Northampton School
10/15/2022
0-4
6:00pm
Kimball Union Academy
10/19/2022
1-3
3:00pm
Millbrook School
10/22/2022
0-3
2:00pm
Kent School
10/26/2022
-
2:30pm
Taft School
10/29/2022
-
2:00pm
Miss Porter's School
11/02/2022
-
3:00pm
The Frederick Gunn School
11/05/2022
-
3:30pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
11/12/2022
-
2:00pm
Greens Farms Academy
11/16/2022
-
2:00pm
NEPSAC Class "C" Tournament
11/19/2022
-
2:00pm
NEPSAC Class "C" Tournament

Scrapbook

Field Hockey Team Bonding

View Photos from Field Hockey Team Bonding Activities
(Pictured: Adirondacks Trip Summer 2018)

2021 Varsity Field Hockey Gallery

The 2021 Team

Team Roster

  • Captains
  • Avery Bloom ’23
  • Ava Calma ’22
  • Alex Faucher ’23
  • Emily French ’22
  • Isabella Bontatibus (Bella) ’22
  • Ellie Brothers ’22
  • Catherine Chapel ’24
  • Abby Cramer ’24
  • Lexi Donshik ’24
  • Alexia Grech ’23
  • Jaslyn Li ’25
  • Sorrel Reeves ’22
  • Ella Schroeder ’25
  • Natalie Stewart ’23

Coaches

Mimi Duran
Mimi Duran P'18

Head Coach

mduran@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4294

Mimi Duran has 30 years of coaching experience, both in independent and public schools. She began her tenure at Walker’s in fall 2007 leading an aggressive field hockey effort, winning seven CISAC League titles, six CISAC Tournament titles, and the Class C WNEPSA Championship title in 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Her teams have appeared in the WNEPSA Field Hockey Tournament in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2014 through 2019.

Mimi most recently worked as varsity field hockey coach at Cheshire High School where her team was a finalist in the State Tournament. Prior to that, she was coach at Wamogo High School in Litchfield, CT. While coaching at Wamogo, her teams made six CIAC semi-final appearances, and won six Berkshire League Championships. Mimi is a Coach of the Year recipient from both CHSCA and CFHCA. She is a NFHCA 200 Victory Club Award recipient, and has been selected to membership in the New Agenda: Northeast Women’s Hall of Fame. In 2015, Mimi was inducted into the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2019, Mimi received recognition from the NFHCA for her 300th career win and recently was awarded the M.D. Nadal Award for Sportsmanship, given annually by heads of school and athletics directors from the Founders League.

Mimi holds a Connecticut coaching certification, Level 2 United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA) coaching certification, and is a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (USFHA), the Connecticut Field Hockey Coaches Association, and a USFHA “future’s coach.” Mimi has taken nine teams to the National Field Hockey Festival and has traveled with her teams to play in Europe and South America. Several of her former players have earned Founders All-League, WNEPASFH and NEPSAC Field Hockey recognition, Regional All-American recognition, NFHCA All–Academic recognition and have played Division I, II and III field hockey at the collegiate level. Several alumnae have pursued coaching and currently coach at the high school level.

In addition to her coaching duties, Mimi Duran is Associate Athletic Director. She holds a Master’s degree in Professional Sports Management from Georgetown University.

Jade Dennett

Assistant Coach

jdennett@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4217

Coach Dennett began coaching field hockey at Walker’s in the fall of 2018. Dennett was a four-year Division I Colgate player, specializing in defense. Prior to college, she was a four-year member of Futures Field Hockey, a four-year member of Hudson Valley Travel Team, and was selected for Empires in the Hudson Valley, NY region. Dennett was a two-time All-State All-Selection player in high school where she competed for John Jay in Hopewell Junction, NY.

Outside of field hockey, Coach Dennett serves as the Assistant Director of College Counseling and is an Upper School advisor. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, cooking, going to yoga classes, and just being outdoors. She also coaches for HTC Field Hockey.

Season End Recap

Resilience and Perseverance

Led by four captains, the 2021 team’s overall record was 6-9-1. The team was 4-4 against class A and B teams in the Founders League.

Having lost the 2020 season to COVID and six starters to graduation, this was a young team. Throughout the season, on and off the field, they showed resilience and perseverance.

Three of five seniors will play at the collegiate level, Ava Calma at Saint Louis University, Ellie Brothers at Saint Anselm College, and Emily French at American International College.

We look forward to the 2022 season.

Varsity Field Hockey 2021

Other Resources

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

NCAA.org

NCAA Eligibility Center

web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3

National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Class C

nfhca.org