NEW YORK - On Sunday, April 17, the Columbia Field Hockey team had a special year-end banquet at Faculty House on Columbia's campus. The event highlighted all the team's accomplishments from 2010, honored the team's six seniors, and addressed what the future holds for Columbia Field Hockey.

"It was a wonderful turnout of parents, support staff and administration to help honor the 2010 squad, our successes and the extraordinary women in the senior class," said head coach Marybeth Freeman.  "We reiterated our appreciation for the administration's advocacy of our sport and talked about continuing to raise the bar on the standard we hold ourselves to. Assistant coach Samantha Carr did an excellent job logistically in organizing the banquet, and Katie Grant put together a superb highlight video for everyone to enjoy. All in all, it was a great day and in wonderful fashion to close out the 2010 season and begin our focus for 2011."

Three team awards were presented at the banquet.  Sophomore goalkeeper Christie O'Hara was named the Most Improved Player after a spectacular season.  The Three-Touch Award, given to the student-athlete who combines academics, athletics, and community, was presented to senior defender Rebecca Barrett.  The third award went to senior tri-captain Julia Garrison who was named the team's Most Valuable Player.