2009 Record: 10-5-1 (New England Class B Quarterfinalist)
Team Philosophy The main philosophy of the field hockey team is to develop well rounded student-athletes, who are able to excel in all aspects of the school. Our athletes are hard working, and strive to push themselves to play to the best of their ability in every practice and game. Team History Suffield has earned the District IV Class B title in 2006 and 2009, reaching the New England Class B championship in 2006. The Tigers are fortunate to play on beautiful field turf that was installed for the 2007 season. Many players from Suffield continue their careers in college. Graduates have played or are currently playing at the following institutions: Bentley College, Bryn Mawr College, Dickinson College, Fairfield University, Johns Hopkins University, Springfield College, Union College, the University of Vermont, Washington and Lee University, Western New England University, Wheaton College, Williams College, and the College of Wooster. In addition, 14 seniors have received National Academic Squad recognition from the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association since 2006.
With an experienced coaching staff and many returning players, several who are looking to play at the next level, the Suffield Academy field hockey team is looking to continue rebuilding its program and improving its record.
Lyndsey is a member of Suffield’s Office of Academic Support and Leadership program. A graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, Lyndsey most recently worked in academic support for the town’s public school system. Lyndsey was a member of Eastern’s varsity field hockey team and has extensive experience in both coaching field hockey and basketball.
Lyndsey is a dorm head in Barnes with her husband Bennett and cats Barney and Wilma. She is also the head coach of varsity field hockey and the assistant coach to girls’ varsity basketball.
Molly was born and raised in Manhasset, New York. She graduated from Smith College in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in government, where she played field hockey and lacrosse and was president of the college’s Athletic Association. At Suffield she has taught US History, various electives, AP US History, and AP Government & Politics. Molly led Suffield’s field hockey team to a 12-4-1 record and first-ever appearance at the New England Tournament in the fall of 2000. More tournament appearances followed, and in 2006 the Tigers were finalists. In 2006 and 2009, the Tigers were Western New England District IV Class B League Champions. Molly has additionally coached both her daughters’ youth lacrosse teams and officiated girls’ lacrosse at the high school and collegiate levels.
She earned a master’s degree in history with honors from Trinity College in 2000, served as the chair of the history department from 2006 to 2013, and for the last four years has been a College Board Reader for the AP US History exam. For 26 years, Molly spent her summers at Sebago Wohelo in Maine where she was a camper, head counselor, and the assistant director. She and her husband Brett live on campus and have two daughters: Grace ’12 and Caroline ’14.