#AEFH Season Gets Underway Friday
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - America East has been one of the best field hockey conferences in the nation the last several years with five different teams having been ranked in the national polls. The 2014 season starts Friday with five teams in action. Here's the full schedule:
Friday, August 29
Vermont, which starts its first season under Kate Pfeiffer, kicks off the action by hosting Providence at noon.
Albany, the conference's preseason favorite after going 16-5 last season, hosts Hofstra at 1 p.m. Paula Heuser, the league's leading scorer last year, is back for her sophomore year.
Also Friday, Maine visits Central Michigan at 3 p.m. and Fairfield plays at California at 3:30 p.m. Both teams reached the America East Championship last season.
Wrapping up the days action is reigning America East champion New Hampshire, which has won the last four conference regular-season crowns as well, plays Indiana at 6 p.m.
The conference's sixth field hockey squad, UMass Lowell, begins its season Saturday by hosting La Salle at 2 p.m. on AmericaEast.TV.