College Hockey Squads Grow the Game in Philadelphia

Sept. 24, 2014, 1:58 p.m. (ET)

*Article and images courtesy of philafieldhockey.com

College Hockey Squads Grow the Game in Philadelphia
Olympian Claire Laubach celebrates PhilaFieldhockey Day

On Sunday, September 21, philafieldhockey.com and Temple University Field Hockey hosted PhilaFieldHockey Day — a celebration of field hockey in the present and future in the Philadelphia area. The event was held in conjunction with the Temple vs. Drexel game, at Temple’s Geasey Field. Filia Sports and Mystx Sprouts escorted the Owls and Dragons onto the field before a crowd of 500+, comprised of college field hockey families, friends, high school teams, and youth programs.

The DI collegiate game was high-octane and riveting; the Drexel Dragons upset the #13 ranked Temple Owls in OT. Phila-area high school teams — Cumberland Regional, Morrisville, Radnor and Washington — were recognized and enjoyed some great collegiate hockey and team bonding.

Olympian and USA Field Hockey player, Claire Laubach was in attendance to autograph photos, sticks and even jerseys for the youth players and fans at halftime.

After the college game, Filia and Mystx took to the wet turf for a spirited scrimmage, demonstrating the future of field hockey and boy, was it impressive! Drexel players led the youth players in a post-scrimmage cheer and the Owls and youth players came together for a “team” photo.

Click here to view the day's full photo album.