On October 2nd 2018, not only did the entire field hockey team set a new team record against Dean College, but Brittany Tierney also set an individual player record for the school. The team totaled a score of 15-0, which beat the previous record of a 14-0 from October 4, 2000 against Anna Maria College. Tierney racked up six goals, the most scored by any Pilgrim in over a decade. The previous record of five goals was held by Sarah Feugill against Regis College on September 29, 2007.
Tierney, a senior from Ottawa, Ontario, has been at New England College since her sophomore year, and has played an essential role on both the field hockey and ice hockey teams. Her contributions show up on the scoreboard, but also as a leader on the field. Tierney is a captain of both the field hockey and ice hockey teams, and leads by example.
Tierney is a great player that many teams see as a threat, but she also displays great sportsmanship, always respectful to her opponents before, during, and after all games. Although she plays aggressively on the field, the second the buzzer sounds, she is respectful of all opponents.
As of October 28th, 2018, Tierney was first in the conference with 46 points (20 goals and 6 assists). Also placing an amazing 17th in the nation for points per game, Tierney’s hard work with New England College Athletics is becoming well known.
The New England College field hockey team earned the no. 1 seed from the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) for the NECC/NAC playoff tournament with a 5-3 victory over Becker College. Winning the number one seed in the conference, the Pilgrims were the hosts of the tournament. The games would all be played at the Don Melander field in Henniker, NH.
The Pilgrims wrapped up their 2018 regular season with a 9-9 record overall and a perfect 6-0 in NECC play.
The Pilgrims played on Saturday, November 3rd against Husson University. After a hard fought battle the Pilgrims came out with a 4-0 loss. The week before the game, Tierney received “first team” award for her accomplishments on the field. Although the Pilgrims lost the game on Saturday, the next day Tierney received an “All Tournament” award. Even if their time in the tournament was short, Tierney’s standout performances earned her the award.