Spartans Recognized for Academic ExcellenceThe York College field hockey team was listed among the top 100 programs in the country for their academic prowess during the 2008 campaign according to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. The Green and White achieved over a 3.0 grade point average while 12 Spartans were named to the NFHCA academic squad.
Spartans Grow in First Season Under SwartzThe York College field hockey squad made significant strides this season under the direction of first year head coach Jamie Swartz. The Spartans, who more than doubled their number of goals scored from last season, finished the 2008 campaign with an 8-12 record and 4-4 in the CAC.
McFarland Headlines Group of Four on All-CAC SquadYORK, PA Senior forward April McFarland led a group of four York College field hockey players on the 2008 All-Capital Athletic Conference squad. McFarland was a first-team selection for the Spartans, while juniors Claire Rekitzke, Megan Spangler, and Veronica Eltz each landed on the second-team.
Spartan Season Ends with CAC Loss at UMWThe York College field hockey squad saw their 2008 season come to a close as the Mary Washington Eagles downed the green and white 3-1 in the quarterfinal round of the 2008 Capital Athletic Conference tournament. The Spartans conclude the season with a mark of 8-13.
Spartans Conclude Regular Season; Fall to #7 LVCThe York College field hockey team ran into a buzzsaw Tuesday afternoon dropping a 9-2 result at the hands of #7 Lebanon Valley. The Spartans fall to 8-12 on the season while the Flying Dutchmen improve to 16-2.
Spartans Fall to Frostburg on Senior DayThe York College field hockey squad fought the rain, the wind and the Frostburg State Bobcats on Saturday for senior day 2008. Unfortunately for the green and white, they lost the most important battle, falling to Frostburg 3-2.
Spartans Roll to 4-0 Win Over WilsonThe York College field hockey team picked up a non-conference win on Thursday afternoon, grabbing a 4-0 result over visiting Wilson College. The Spartans move to 8-10 overall on the season while the Phoenix falls to 5-9.
York falls at Catholic to Conclude Fall Break TripThe York College field hockey squad dropped a 4-0 decision at Catholic University in the back-end of their two-game fall break road trip. The Spartans, who fall to 7-10 overall, are still in search of their first road win in 2008 as they now stand at 0-7 away from Kinsley Field.
Spartans Remain In Search of First Road VictoryThe York College field hockey team dropped a 4-1 decision at Lynchburg College in the first game of a two-game weekend road trip on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans fall to 0-6 on the road in 2008 as they are still in search of road win number one.
Spartan Offense Explodes as York Edges Diplomats, 6-5The York College field hockey team scored a season-high six goals en route to a 6-5 non-conference win over Franklin & Marshall on a brilliant fall afternoon in York. The Spartans snapped their two-game losing skid as the improve to 7-8 overall.
Seahawks Edge Spartans, 1-0, on Fall Fest WeekendThe York College field hockey squad dropped a tough 1-0 decision to St. Mary's College in the Spartans' final regular season CAC contest of the year. The green and white fall to 6-8 overall and finish the year 2-4 in the CAC.
Almost a Month Later, Blue Jays Pick Up Win over SpartansThe York College field hockey team finished their game with Elizabethtown College on Thursday with the Blue Jays finishing off a 4-1 non-conference victory. The game began on September 6 and was suspended by tropical storm Hanna.
McFarland Breaks the Career Goals Mark; Spartans Rally for VictorySenior April McFarland became York's all-time leading goal scorer as the York College Spartans posted a come-from-behind 4-3 non-conference win over McDaniel College on a stormy Tuesday afternoon in York. McFarland broke the record with 3:24 remaining in regulation as the goal proved to be the game-winner.
Spartans Shutout by #9 Salisbury, 3-0, SaturdayThe York College field hockey team suffered a 3-0 setback at #9 Salisbury University on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Salisbury, MD. The Spartans fall to 5-6 overall with the loss while their league mark is now 2-3.
Spartans Place Fourth at Belmont ClassicThe York College men's cross country squad placed fourth of 19 teams at the Belmont Classic in Philadelphia. The Spartans recorded a team score of 113 points on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
Field Hockey Suffers Another One-Goal LossThe York College field hockey squad dropped another one-goal loss as the Spartans fell to Stevenson 3-2 in overtime in a Capital Athletic Conference contest in Owings Mills, Md. The Spartans are now 5-5 overall and 2-2 in the CAC.
Spartans Survive Late Wesley Rally for 4-3 WinThe York College field hockey squad played a wonderful opening 65 minutes of their CAC contest against Wesley. Fortunately, the green and white survived the final five minutes to pull out a 4-3 win over the Wolverines on Tuesday.
Spangler's Eighth Pushes Spartans Past CrusadersOn a breezy, sun splashed early fall afternoon the York College field hockey squad picked up a thrilling 3-2 victory over Susquehanna University. The Spartans now move to 4-3 while the Crusaders mark now stands at 1-5.
Spartans Drop One-Goal Decision at Mary WashingtonThe York College field hockey squad suffered a tough 3-2 Capital Athletic Conference loss at the University of Mary Washington on Saturday afternoon in Fredericksburg, VA. The Spartans fall to 3-2 with the loss as their two game win streak was snapped.
Spartans Post Consecutive 5-0 WinsAllison Roush scored and tallied two assists Thursday evening as she led the York College field hockey team to a 5-0 victory over visiting Goucher College. The Spartans, who have won their past two games by 5-0 margins, move to 3-1 on the young campaign.
Hanna Suspends Spartans Match at ElizabethtownThe York College Spartan field hockey team battled two opponents on Saturday as they faced the Elizabethtown College Blue Jays on Saturday. Both teams ended up losing the battle to tropical storm Hanna as the game was suspended with 14:58 remaining in the second half.
Dawkins Leads Spartans to Win in Swartz's DebutSophomore Katie Dawkins tallied two goals and an assist as the York College field hockey team rolled to a 5-1 non-conference victory over Albright College in the season opener for both teams on Friday. The win was the first for first-year head coach Jamie Swartz.
Spartans Set to Kick off 2008 on FridayThe York College Spartan athletic department kicks off the 2008 fall season on Friday afternoon as the field hockey team and men's soccer squad open their seasons. Field hockey hosts Albright at 4:30 pm while men's soccer is on the road facing #14 Virginia Wesleyan at Christopher Newport at 5:00 pm.
2008 York College Field Hockey PreviewThe 2008 York College field hockey team enters this years campaign with a new resolve as they look to bounce back from a tough 2007. In order to rebound, the Spartans will rely heavily on a strong core of returning student-athletes,including their three All-Capital Athletic Conference performers, as well as a solid group of newcomers.
Swartz Returns to York as Head Field Hockey CoachYork College Assistant Dean of Athletics and Recreation Sean Sullivan is happy to announce that Jamie Swartz has been selected as the new Spartan Field Hockey coach. Swartz is no stranger to York as she was four-time All-CAC selection for the Spartans from 1995-98.