Groton field hockey is committed to developing players to become confident, excellent competitors whose love of the game, belief in good sportsmanship, and willingness to work hard exemplify the best in field hockey. We relish the challenge of playing in the ISL, a strong and competitive league, and take pride knowing that Groton athletes will compete with heart and poise, never backing down, no matter whom we oppose on the field.
Being a student-athlete at Groton combines unparalleled experiences in the classroom and on the field. Groton is a small school with the resources found at larger peer schools.
The Zebras practice and play all home games on a beautiful turf field. Athletes also use our top-notch athletic complex, which is home to a fitness center, locker rooms, and athletic training room.
We encourage you to visit campus if you are interested in learning more about Groton and our program. Please don’t hesitate to contact Head Coach Kellie Walsh (email@example.com) if you have any questions or would like to chat.
Although a native New Englander, Kellie lived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, before coming to Groton in July 2020. She took over the field hockey program in fall 2021. Kellie was a three-sport varsity field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse player as a student at Phillips Academy Andover. She then went on to play Division I college field hockey at the College of the Holy Cross, before transferring to Division III Colby College. During her three years at Colby, Kellie received numerous accolades, including the Colby Athletics Barren Award, NESCAC All-Sportsman Award, All-NESCAC team selection, National Field Hockey Coaches All-Academic Squad, and team captain.
As a multisport athlete, Kellie believes in the importance of balance. She welcomes all who are interested in trying field hockey to the sport. While competing and building a strong program are of great importance to Kellie, she also values the camaraderie and leadership skills that sports instill in young women. Kellie is excited about the growth and development of Groton’s program.
Coach Hamlin played field hockey for the University of Rochester from 2009–13, a period in which the team made its first NCAA Elite Eight appearance in school history. She has been teaching Second Form science and chemistry and coaching field hockey and lacrosse at Groton since fall 2017.
Ms. Hamlin’s goals are to challenge young people to perform at their personal bests and to foster teamwork, sportsmanship, and communication—“skills that students will take with them from the field and apply to all aspects of their lives.”