THE GAELS 2013-2014 teams have been announced - please check your emails - and see payment selections to the far right. Payments due by 9/25/13.
First Practices set for Week of November 11, 2013
CONGRATS TO ALL GAELS PLAYERS - NEW AND OLD
REMINDER CLUB AFFILIATION TRANSFER TIME CLOSES ON 9/30/13!!
JUNIOR OLYMPIANS TIMES 3!!!! AUDINO, LAWN & SHANAHAN SELECTED!
July 1, 2013
CONGRATULATIONS to The Gaels own Katie Audino, Margot Lawn and Erin Shanahan for being selected from the National Futures Championships to the AAU Junior Olympics which will take place in Michigan July 29 - August 3. The top 110 field hockey athletes aged 16 and under were selected from the USAFH National Futures Championships held in VA Beach June 20 - 26! The girls will proudly represent The Gaels at the National Club Championships in VA Beach before heading off to the Junior Olympics!! Congrats!
2013-2014 INDOOR SEASON TRYOUTS ANNOUNCED!!
July 23, 2013
The Gaels Field Hockey team, celebrating its 4th season offering indoor field hockey to players of all ages, announces its 2013-2014 indoor season tryouts. Interested players should attend both tryout dates--August 18 and August 25 - at Archbishop Spalding High School's Bermuda field, in Severn, MD. Preregistration is required to guarantee a pinnie at tryouts; use the link at the TOP of the right column (under "Register Online").
U10, U12, U14 players will report between 12:30 p.m. - 2:30.
U16 and U19 players will report 10:00am - 12:00 noon.
Determination for your age bracket is based on your age as of 1/1/2014 - NOT YOUR GRADE IN SCHOOL!
Fees for the indoor season will be finalized and available at the tryouts. We do offer a 1/2 price discount for siblings!
Come join the #1 ranked U16 and U19 teams in Maryland - and nationally ranked in the Top 20 out of 250 clubs in the USA!!
SHANAHAN JUNIOR NATIONAL CAMP SELECTION
July 1, 2013
Congratulations to The Gaels own Erin Shanahan for being selected to the Junior National Camp - as one of the top 100 U-21 field hockey athletes in the country. Erin was selected to particpate in Futures Elite late this Futures season, was a selection to the National Futures Championship and after selection to the Junior National Camp - was also selected as a Junior Olympian!! Congrats Erin!
Gaels U19 Qualify for National Club Championships!!!!
April 1, 2013
THE GAELS YUMI KIM SELECTED TO MID-ATLANTIC HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAM!
April 25, 2013
Congratulations to The Gaels own Yumi Kim on her selection to the elite Mid-Atlantic High Performance Team. For 3 days, 70 players tried out for a slot on the High Performance team that will compete at the Womens' National Championships May 23 - 29 at Old Dominion Univeristy. The Mid Atlantic team has National Players already on the squad and now Yumi will have the opportunity to be selected for the WOmen's National Camp, the National Team and the National Developmental Squad - in the direct pipeline to the Olympics for Team USA! Congratulations Yumi and good luck!
Big Apple International Indoor Club Championships Finalist!
February 22, 2013
Congratulations to The Gaels U16 Blue team for finishing as Finalist for the 3rd year in a row at the Big Apple International Indoor Club Championships in Feasterville, PA over the President's Day weekend. The team defeated Spirit USA indoor for the first time as a club and also defeated the Canadian visitors Toronto Titans en route to an appearance in the Championhsip game. Falling to Xcalibur for the 3rd year straight - the team will look to bounce back and have earned a spot in the Junior Premier indoor League Championship round on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Pottstown, PA. Go Gaels!
U16 NATIONAL INDOOR TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!
March 11, 2013 – 09:45 AM
Gaels U16 Blue - National Indoor Tournament Champions! Undefeated - 7-0 - scored 45 goals and allowed 7!!! Congratulations to the team and the club for a great showing! Thanks to the U14 players and parents for their devoted attendance and the endless WAVE of support!! Congratulations! Team: Courtney Johnson, Sarah Macon, Tatiana Bodnar, Erin Shanahan, Emily Lemanski, Alyssa O'Toole, Joan Johnson, Karly Campbell, Blaine Donnely, Logan Edmondson , Katie Audino, Caroline Thompson, Kelly Shanahan.
Gaels U-16 Win Silver at Disney!
February 11, 2013
Congratulations to the Gaels U-16 team who placed 2nd at USA Field Hockey's Disney Field Hockey Showcase Feb 7-10, 2013! Way to go, Gaels!
USAFH Region 7 U19 Regional Club Qualifier Registraiton Information
February 15, 2013
The USAFH U19 Region 7 Regional Club Qualfiier tournament will be held March 29 and 30 at Blainair Regional Park in Columbia, MD. In conjunction with The Howard County Recreation and Parks Department, The Gaels Field Hockey Club will host the 2013 Region 7 U19 Qualifier. The number of teams that qualify from this region depends on the number of teams that enter! 3 state of the art, lighted turf fields, stadium seating, concessions, vendors, play ground for kids! Come enjoy your Spring Break at the Region 7 U19 Qualifier! USAFH assigns an Umpire Manager to the event and this promises to be a great tournament! Click on link to the right to register or click on "handouts" to print a flyer. For more information - email Joan Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gaels Teams Headed for USA FH National Indoor Tournaments in March
Kudos to the Gaels U19 Blue and U16 Blue teams for qualifying for NITs! U19 will play in Richmond, VA, March 1-3, while U16 will play in Virginia Beach, VA, March 8-10. Also, the U14 squad was selected by lottery to participate in the U14 NIT, also in Virginia Beach, VA, March 8-10.
Gaels U19 Festival Team boosts team to #12 Rank in USA!!!
December 13, 2012
The 2012 Gaels U19 Festival team competed in West Palm Beach, Florida over Thanksgiving weekend and finished high enough to push the U19 team from the #16 ranked team in the USA to the #12 ranked U19 team in the Country -out of 250 clubs - and the #1 U19 Team in the STate of Maryland. Congratualtions! Go Gaels
GAELS U19 RANKED #12 IN THE COUNTRY, #1 IN MARYLAND AFTER COMPETITION AT FESTIVAL IN WEST PALM BEACH
December 13, 2012
Gaels 2012-2013 Payment Options
September 19, 2012
The Gaels 2012-21013 Indoor Season fees are now due. Payment options are listed to the right hand side of front page. Please go to the correct payment button and make payments on line!!! Congratulations!
GAELS U19 RANKED #1 IN MARYLAND, #16 IN THE COUNTRY!
July 31, 2012
The Gaels U19 team has moved up 32 spots in club rankings - to #16 in the Country and #1 in Maryland after finishing 8th at the National Club Championships in VA Beach in July. The team combined our best U16 and U19 players to bring home such a high ranking! Congratulations to the entire club for being recognized as one of the best in not only Maryland - but in the Country!! Go Gaels!!!
July 5, 2012
Congrats to Gaels U19 team for winning the Howard County, Maryland Summer Smash tournament on June 30th - going 6-1 on the day - with a championship victory in sudden-death penalty strokes over Freedom. Congrats Gaels! This comes on top of the Gold Medal performance on June 27th by the FOCUS Showcase team! Way to go Gaels!! NCC's here we come!
July 5, 2012
July 5, 2012
Congratulations to Danielle Maines for her selection to the Junior Olympics. Danielle will compete in Houston, TX July 31- August 4! Danielle has been an NFC selection for 3 years straight and an All-County selection in some capacity as a Freshman and a Sophomore. Bring home the gold Danielle! Best of Luck!
U19 TEAM QUALIFIES FOR NATIONAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP!
June 11, 2012
Congratulations to The Gaels U19 team for qualifying for National Club Championships in VA Beach in July. The team went 3-0 in pool play to qualify and in the placement game - played an execellent game against Xcalibur who had beaten other teams 15-0! Final score xcalibur 3, Gaels 1 - a moral victory - and a spot for Nationals. Only 16 teams across the Country qualify and The Gaels are the ONLY team from Maryland in the U16 or U19 division - GO GAELS! Team members include: Morgan Downey, Becca Wallace, Courtney Johnson, Alisha Locklear, Maggie Whelley, Emily Kotowski, Roxanne DeGuzman, Molly Fait, Kelsey Bonner, Allision King, Ciarra Saunders, Zoe Smith, Carly Lutz, Anne Federico, Yumi Kim, Danielle Maines, Brandi Jay - and also rostered, and attending NCC will be Erin Shanahan, Emily Lemanski and Katie Audino. Coaching for The Gaels - Joan Johnson, Tom Jester and Kelly Shanahan! GO GAELS!!
REGIONAL CLUB QUALIFIER - ANNAPLIS H.S. JUNE 9, 10, 2012
June 5, 2012
The First Annual Regional Club Qualifier is being held right here in Anne Arundel County June 9 and 10, 2012. This qualifying tournament will have the top U16 and the top 2 U19 teams qualify for the National Club Championship which will take place in VA Beach in July, 2012. Our U19 - 48th ranked in the Country, out of 250, will showcase their talents on Saturday June 9 at 12 noon vs. local rival Storm Chasers and at 3 p.m. will play the Jackals from Montgomery County. On Sunday, Capital Pegasus (12 noon) will be the only team that stands in the way of our U19 qualifying for the National Club Championshps. GO GAELS!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO USAFH NFC SELECTIONS!!!!!
Congratulations to all The Gaels players involved in the 2012 Futures Prgram. This is the Olympic player pipeline!! Congratulations to our own YUMI KIM who has been selected to play in the Futures Elite Tournament in June in VA Beach - selected as one of the top 100 high school field hockey players in the Country! YUMI has also recently committed to attend college and play with the Old Dominion University team!!!
National Futures Championship selections - U14 - Logan Edmondson; U16 - Katie Audino, Danielle Maines, Alternate - Erin Shanahan and U19 - Alternate GK - Becca Wallace. These players represent the top 12% of field hockey players acrosse the Country. They will participate with the best from around the country in June at the USAFH Olympic Traning Center and will be live with Team USA as Olympic Player Selections are announced. At NFC's players have the opportunity to be selected for Futures Elite as well as the Junior Olympics! CONGRATULATIONS!
USAFH CLUB RANKINGS ANNOUNCED!!
May 8, 2012
USAFH has announced the inagural Club Rankings. The Gaels U19 team has been ranked #48 out of 250 clubs and the Gaels U16 team has been ranked #18 out of 250 clubs and NUMBER 1 IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND!!!!! Congratulations to the entire club - all its players, coaches, parents, fans and supports! This field hockey family couldn't be prouder!!! GO GAELS!!!
Gaels Player In The News!
Please see the article from The Baltimore Sun about our player - Anne Federico and our Coach Kim Federico!!
Congratulations to The Gaels Field Hockey Club Graduating Class of 2012! Here is a list of thos that have committed to play in the Fall:
Kelsey Bonner - DI - University of Vermont - Archbishop Spalding H.S.
Abbie Frase - DIII - Washington & Jefferson - Easton H.S.
Emily Kelly - DIII - Alvernia College - The Seon Keough H.S.
We want to thank ALL of our Seniors for their committment and dedication to our club and to the sport. Best of luck in all you do!
Briana Ossman - Harvard - Arundel H.S.
Erin Phillips - Arundel H.S.
Missy Noratel - North County H.S.
Erica Cegelski - The Seton Keough H.S.
Good Luck Gaels!!!
ZOE SMITH NAMED TO JUNIOR WOMENS NATIONAL INDOOR TEAM - TEAM USA!!!
Congratulations to The Gaels very own Zoe Smith (U16 Blue team) for being named to the USAFH - Junior Womens National Indoor Team. There were 220 girls that tried out- including 5 of our very own - and 30 plus were selected - congratulations to Zoe and all of our Gaels for their efforts and for putting us on the map! Go Gaels!!!!