The UConn field hockey team has opened its season with four consecutive games against top-25 opponents, winning all four contests. Things don’t get any easier this weekend as the Huskies travel to take on No. 11 Michigan and No. 25 Michigan State.
It could not have been a better opening weekend for the UConn field hockey team, as they took down two ranked opponents on back-to-back days to open the season in Stanford. The No. 4 Huskies notched a dominant 4-1 victory over No. 15 Northwestern on Saturday to kick things off and followed it with a 3-2 comeback win over No. 21 Stanford the next day.
“What gives us value is that we think a lot alike. We value the student athlete experience, it’s very player-centric. We get the players involved in the decision-making because we are here to make them shine,” Stevens says. “It is not at all coach-centric here at the University of Connecticut Field Hockey. Trusting our student athletes and valuing the same things has been what has made our staff so successful.”
The No. 5 UConn field hockey team will travel to Washington, D.C to take on Big East opponent Georgetown Friday at 2 p.m. and American University Sunday at 1 p.m. These will be the final two regular season games for the Huskies (14-3, 6-0 Big East), with the Big East Tournament semifinals set to take place on Nov. 2.