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Rutgers field hockey visiting the Netherlands & Belgium



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Beginning on Thursday, June 22 the Rutgers field hockey team will take part in a overseas trip to the Netherlands and Belgium. The program will visit Delft, Amsterdam and Gouda in the Netherlands, followed by Antwerp in Belgium. The team returns to the United States on June 29.

During the week abroad, the Scarlet Knights will compete against the junior national team for Netherlands, the Victoria Hockey Club and the U18 Belgian national team.

Head coach Meredith Civico’s program will also take part in many cultural activities on the their trip. They include a canal trip and visit to Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam, experience the art and architecture of Antwerp as well as attend games for the FIH Hockey Pro-League, taking in both men’s and women’s action.

Per a release, the trip is made possible “Thanks to an incredibly generous donor, months of fundraising, and the kindness of Rutgers Field Hockey alumni to give back to their beloved program, the Rutgers field hockey team will spend the last week of June touring overseas.”

“We are so excited to have the opportunity to travel to the field hockey capital of the world to learn from the best,” senior Bridy Molyneaux said. “Being able to bring some of the new players will really bring us closer and help create a tight dynamic. Our team has very high hopes for this year. This trip, and the work we have put in to make it possible, is what is going to help us achieve our goal of another Big Ten Championship.”

After winning the Big Ten Tournament Championship and advancing to the Elite Eight in 2021, Rutgers finished with an 8-10 record last season. They had wins over five ranked foes and finished the season No. 18 in the coaches poll. There is plenty of returning talent for the Scarlet Knights. Team captains for next season include Marique Dieudonne, a native of the Netherlands, as well as returning captains Guillermina Causarano and Sophia Howard. Last season, Dieudonne was second in goals and third in points for RU. Causarano was a Second Team All-Region selection last season while Howard had a .705 save percentage in her first season as the starting goalkeeper. 

This trip will be a great experience for the program and gives them a tremendous opportunity to develop as a team ahead of the 2023 season.

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  1. Biochemist01

    June 22, 2023 at 11:09 pm

    This is a great trip for the team and thank you to the team booster for making this trip possible.

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