NEW YORK – Columbia field hockey head coach Caroline Nelson Nichols will welcome seven new student-athletes to the program this fall. The Lions’ diverse class of 2022 hails from six different states and adds another from New Zealand.
“We are extremely excited to welcome these talented young women into the Columbia field hockey family," said Nelson-Nichols. "They are an accomplished group on the pitch and in the classroom and possess the character, dedication, and competitive spirit to help us continue to make waves in the Ivy League. This group understands what it means to work hard for something bigger than themselves and they believe in our CUFH mission! Our returning team and program have worked hard to build our culture and each of these seven incredible student-athletes will fit nicely into that and add great balance and depth to our program. I know the team and staff cannot wait to start working with them when they arrive in August!"
Boston, Mass. • Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
Collins played four years on the varsity squad at Buckingham Browne & Nichols and was named team captain as a senior. She received the Petropoulos Art Award for woodworking twice and built a 14-foot wooden canoe in 2018.
Englewood, Colo. • Kent Denver School
The 2016 Colorado Field Hockey Player of the Year, Domich led the Kent Denver School state championship as a junior. She is a two-time Harrow/NFHCA West All-Region honoree to go with first team all-state and all-conference honors in 2016 and 2017. Domich was selected to the Max Field Hockey All-America Watch List and a West/Midwest Region Player to Watch. She also played four years of varsity soccer, winning a state championship in 2016.
Virginia Beach, Va. • First Colonial
Gasser was a four-year starter at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach. Since 2015, she has been a part of the USA Field Hockey National Futures Program and was a two-time All-State Class 6A selection. In 2017, Gasser earned All-Tidewater second team in 2017 after scoring seven goals from a defensive midfield position. Her team won the Class 6A state championship in 2015, was runner-up and in 2014, 2016 and 2017 and were conference champions three straight years (2014-16). In the classroom, Gasser is an NFHCA High School National Academic Squad (2016-17).
Rockville, Md. • Thomas S. Wootton
Jordan earned first-team All-County honors all four years as a varsity goalkeeper at Thomas S. Wootton High School. A three-time All-Met selection, she competed at the Junior Olympics twice (2014 and 2016), winning a gold medal and earning the Joel Farrell Award Winner in 2016. Jordan’s finest single-game effort was a 21-save effort in a 1-0 shutout win to help the team reach state championship game in 2015.
Aukland, New Zealand • Kristin School
Maclean graduated from the Kristin School in New Zealand in December 2017. Her team was the North Harbour Champions in 2016 and won National Championships with U15 and U18 squads in 2014 and 2015. She was named Player of the Tournament for Kristin School at Federation Cup (a top-tier national tournament) in 2015 and North Harbour U15 Player of the Year finalist in 2014.
Haddonfield, N.J. • Haddonfield
McCormick will make the short trek across the Hudson River after a four-year career at Haddonfield High School in New Jersey. She won NJ Group I State Championships in 2016 and 2017 and was a state finalist in 2015. A two-year captain of field hockey squad, McCormick was tabbed 2017 Colonial Conference Player of the Year, first team All-Pennsylvania/New Jersey (Max Preps) and second team All-State as a senior. During her 2017 campaign, she registered 32 goals and 13 assists in 2017.
Wilmington, Delaware • Tower Hill School
Smith competed at the 2015 and 2017 National Futures Championships. At the Tower Hill School in Delaware, she was a two-time state finalist (2016, 2017) and won conference titles in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Smith gained all-state and all-conference first team honors after her junior and senior seasons. She also competed in soccer, where she won a conference title and reached the state finals, and indoor track & field.