Last Updated: June 17, 2017
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  • Gaels U19 Ranked #7 in the Country, #1 in Region 7
  • Gaels U19 Win Region 7 Regional Club Championship
  • Gaels Erin Shanahan Capital Gazette Player of the Year - 2 years straight
  • Gaels U19 take Silver at Disney

Gaels U19 Ranked #7 in the Country win Region 7 Regional Club Championship

The Gaels Field Hockey Club U19 team, Ranked #7 in the Country, took 1st place at the Region 7 Regional Club Championships in Columbia, Maryland over Easter Weekend by going 4-0 and beating H2O, Howard Stampede, Washington Wolves and Freedom.   The Gaels will attend the National Club Championships for 5th straight year in an effort to move up even higher in the club rankings.


Front row:    L-R   Heather Meeder (Notre Dame Prep), Courtney Johnson (Chesapeake)

Next row:  L-R -   Jordan Latham (Chesapeake), Caroline Doll (PA), Alyssa O’Tolle (Old Mill), Andi Weinberg (Roland Park), Tatiana Bodnar (Old Mill), Emily Lemanski (Seton Keough), Blaine Donnelly (Spalding), Karly Campbell (Spalding)

 U19 Region 7 Champions 

Joan Johnson (Coach), McKenna Dunmyer (Chesapeake), Emily Meuss (Brussells, Belgium), Anna Bauer (Chesapeake), Ashleigh Myers (Chesapeake), Katie Audino (Seton Keough) , Ali Gakenheimer (Charlotte, N.C.), Kathleen Meuss (Brussels, Belgium), Erin Shanahan (Spalding), Kelly Shanahan (Coach)




2016-17 TRYOUT INFO:


U10, U12, U14 -  8:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.  

U16 AND U19 - 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Benfield Sports Center

1031 Benfield Road

Millersville, Maryland

Bring shin guards, mouth guards and indoor stick.

Call for questions:  Joan  Johnson  - 410-905-0596

                            Kelly Shanahan -  240-461-2982



Gaels Indoor Tryouts Completed



The 2014-15 Gaels Indoor Tryouts wrapped up on Sunday, September 7th.  THANK YOU to everyone who came to tryouts, ready to play.  We saw lots of energy and love for the game, and while we don't want to wish away the fall season of outdoor FH, we are anxious for indoor to start!! 

Teams for 2014-15 will be announced via an email invitation to players earning a roster spot. These emails will be sent during the week of 21-28 September. Please respond promptly upon receipt of the email to ensure your spot.  Declined spots will be offered to waitlisted players. 

If you missed tryouts and are interested in the Gaels FHC, please contact Joan Johnson (410.905.0596) or Kelly Shanahan (240.461.2982).  


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Gaels Indoor Tryouts!!

REMINDER: The Gaels Field Hockey Club will hold its second tryout for the 2014-15 Indoor Season this SUNDAY!  We offer young girls the opportunity to continue their game year-round with a competitive level of tournament play.  We seek out the most competitive tournaments in the Maryland/Virginia/Delaware/Pennsylvania areas to bring out the best in team play.

WHEN: Sunday September 7th (If you missed the first session, it's not too late--be there this Sunday!  If you attended the first tryout, you should still attend this weekend; please bring your pinnie with you!!))

          U10, U12 & U14: 8:00am - 10:00am
          U16 & U19: 10:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Benfield Sportscenter
          1031 Benfield Blvd, Millersville, MD 21108

To register, click here

TRYOUT fee is $45 cash or check on day of tryouts, or $50 on line. (Fee covers both tryout dates)  
Even if you plan to pay at tryouts, please register online and select the "pay at site" option.

Questions? Call Joan Johnson (410.905.0596) or Kelly Shanahan (240.461.2982)


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Two Gaels Teams in USA Field Hockey Top 25!

USA Field Hockey recently updated its national rankings of U19 and U16 outdoor club teams and the Gaels have placed in the Top 25 in both age groups!  The rankings, dated August 5th, 2014, have the Gaels U16 squad as #14 out of 124 teams in the U.S. and Canada; U16 is also the #1 team in Maryland!  Our U19 squad is #21 out of 150 teams in the U.S. and Canada, and #4 in Maryland.  Way to go Gaels!


Congratulations again to The Gaels U19 Erin Shanahan for being selected to the 2014 USA Field Hockey Junior National Camp - as one of the top 100 U-21 field hockey athletes in the country.  This is the second time Erin has been invited to attend; she previously went in 2013. Erin earned her invitation as a result of her hard work in the USA FH Futures and Futures Elite programs.  She was also a 2013 Junior Olympian.  Congrats Erin! 


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Gaels U19 Silver Medalists at 2014 Disney Showcase

The U19 Gaels took home the Silver Medal in the Simba Division of the 2014 Disney Field Hockey Showcase in Feb 2014. 

The team included:(first row) Coach Joan, Kayla B, Sydney B, Kallie B, Logan E, Julie B, Molly F, Alyssa O, Courtney J, Coach Kelly

(Second row): Erin S, Tot B, Emily L, Blaine D, Katie A, Andi W, Ashleigh M.  Congratulations!

Congratulations also go out to the U16 Gaels team at Disney, who had an excellent showing, finishing with a 5-1 record but were out of medal contention.

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Gaels U16 Take Home Gold at Festival

November 28, 2013

The Gaels U16 team brings home the gold from USA National Field Hockey Festival. The Gaels went 6-0 over Thanksgiving week.

Team members included (first row): Sydney Behling, Molly Fait, Ashleigh Myers, Haley Hartigan, Brittany Logan, Margot Lawn, Katie Audino.

(second row): Coach Kelly Shanahan, Anna Bauer, Sarah Macon, Erin Shanahan, Courtney Johnson, Emily Lemanski, Logan Edmondson, Blaine Donnelly, Tatiana Bodnar, and Coach Joan Johnson.