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Monogram Club Turns 100: Field Hockey

Sep 22, 2016, 9:31 AM EDT

As part of the Monogram Club’s ongoing 100th anniversary celebration, some of the Club’s many connections to each Notre Dame program have been highlighted.

This latest installment of the “Monogram Club Turns 100” series looks at the Fighting Irish field hockey program, which had varsity status from 1978-88.

Field Hockey Monogram Moments
The University of Notre Dame field hockey program was first instituted as a varsity sport for the 1978 season. In the program’s first four years of existence, the Irish enjoyed success at the Division II level. In 1982, the Irish moved to the Division I level, before the program was discontinued upon completion of the 1987-88 season. Over the 11-year existence of the program, Notre Dame produced 57 Monogram winners and compiled an overall record of 90-87-8.

1978 – 
First Team
In the program’s inaugural varsity campaign, the 1978 Fighting Irish field hockey squad compiled an 8-6 record.

Four-Time Monogram Winners
The Notre Dame field hockey program produced 10 four-time Monogram winners, including Jeanne Grasso ’83 (left) and Deborah Raehl ‘83 (right).

Head Coaches
Three individuals served as head coach of the Fighting Irish field hockey team.
Astrid Hotvedt – 1978-79
Jan Galen Bishop – 1980-83
Jill Lindenfeld – 1984-88

Christina Weinmann ‘86 (left) and Mary Rose Rodgers ‘86 (right) served as team captains in 1985 under head coach Jill Lindenfeld (center).

Record Setter

Clare Henry ‘84 holds the program record for career goals. She tallied 56 goals from 1980-83.

Sommer Assists Monogram Club At Shamrock Series

Melissa Sommer ’86 helped the Monogram Club during last fall’s Shamrock Series in Boston. Sommer, who lives near Boston, provided assistance for the Monogram Career Network event and the Monogram Club pre-game reception, which took place right next to Fenway Park.sommer-collage


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