Field Hockey

Field Hockey

Field hockey at The Hill School dates back to the fall of 1998, the first year of coeducation at the school. Field hockey quickly became and continues to be one of The Hill’s most dominant girl’s sports – in 2001, the team went undefeated and won the MAPL Championship. Since then, the team has won eight more MAPL Championships, with its most recent title coming in 2018.
The team’s continued success can be attributed to the hard work and commitment demonstrated by the players and coaching staff alike on a daily basis. Many girls play indoor field hockey throughout the winter for some of the nation’s top-ranked club programs, allowing them to stay sharp in the offseason and compete against the best competition across the country. The Hill’s location in suburban-Philadelphia puts it in the middle of the field hockey hotbed of the United States. Because of its location, The Hill fills out an incredibly competitive schedule every year which attracts top-level talent.

The Hill is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL), featuring New Jersey field hockey rival Lawrenceville School. Our non-league schedule features numerous teams from the Philadelphia Inter-Ac league, as well as a handful of other non-league games against top teams from the Philadelphia area and New Jersey. Toward the end of the season, Hill competes in the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association (PAISAA) State Championship Tournament. Hill fields a JV program that plays a schedule virtually identical to the Varsity schedule, allowing younger players to develop their skills and gain valuable game experience.

Since the program's inception, Hill players have gone on to compete at the Division I and Division III levels, including schools such as The University of Maryland, Duke University, Princeton University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University, University of North Carolina, Northwestern University, University of Pennsylvania, Wake Forest University, Colgate University, Fairfield University, Northeastern University, Boston College, Lafayette College, Trinity College, Franklin and Marshall College, Ursinus College, Dickinson College, and Wellesley College. Hill field hockey players will learn to work harder than they ever had to before, coupled with learning how to be great teammates and even better people. The knowledgeable coaching staff will help improve each player's stick skills and develop her game sense that she will need to compete at the college level. Most importantly, all players learn the value of discipline and rigor while experiencing the fun and excitement of interscholastic athletics.

If you are interested in joining the Hill Field Hockey Family please contact Coach Weissbach at or call her at 201-953-2967.

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Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Jen Weissbach |
Jen Weissbach became head field hockey coach in 2017 after spending the previous three seasons as the team’s assistant coach. A native of North Caldwell, NJ, Coach Weissbach was a member of three New Jersey state championship teams at West Essex High School. She also played basketball at West Essex and graduated as a member of the 1,000 point club.

Coach Weissbach attended Dartmouth College, where she was a four-year member of the Big Green field hockey team. In her freshman and sophomore years, she earned a spot on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division 1 National Academic Squad, and in her senior year Coach Weissbach was a team co-captain. She graduated from Dartmouth with a B.A. in neuroscience and pre-medicine.

Her field hockey coaching experience outside of The Hill includes the Team Vermont indoor team, Blizzard Club Field Hockey Team, the Dartmouth Field Hockey Summer Camp, and World Camp USA Summer Camp.

Coach Weissbach is an instructor of science at The Hill, and she also is the head varsity girls’ basketball coach.

Assistant Coaches
Amanda Dougherty
Gabby Gomez-Sosa 

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Field Hockey Beyond The Hill

The following alumnae currently are playing college field hockey (including current sixth formers who have committed for next year):

Isabella Palde '19 - Cornell University

Amber Kulesa '18 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  

Lexi Davidson '17 - Duke University

Alexis Grippo '17 - Wake Forest University

Erin Kelly '17 - University of Pennsylvania 

Kathleen Carmichael '15 - Swarthmore College

Charlotte Vaziri '14 - Northwestern University

Team Highlights

Mid-Atlantic Prep League Champions
2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008
2009, 2013, 2016, 2018

Phila-FH Senior All-Star Game Selections
2018: Isabella Palde '19 
2016: Erin Kelly '17 

Pennsylvania All-State Players
2018: Logan Clouser '21, Alex Conway '20, Isabella Palde '19, Josephine Palde '21