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Varsity Field Hockey


Field Hockey is one of the oldest competitive pastimes in the history of sport dating back well before the ancient Olympic Games. It is currently the second largest team sport played in the world. The game as it is played today started in England in the mid 19th Century. Field hockey is one of the oldest athletic traditions at the Academy. Our varsity competed for many years with independent schools in neighboring states prior to joining the WPIAL.

Sewickley Academy Field Hockey is a proud member of the WPIAL (Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League) District 7 AA and a member of the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association). Our program has been competitive finishing in the top third of WPIAL, capturing one WPIAL District 7 AA title and qualifying for the PIAA playoffs. The head varsity coach is Cheryl Ann Lassen. She has been coaching since 1994 at Sewickley Academy. The team's record during Coach Lassen's tenure is 126 wins, 118 losses, and 23 ties. The philosophy of the program is to become the best student athlete possible and to realize their full potential. Our student athletes are learning valuable life skills which will help them throughout the rest of their lives.



Head Coach Cheryl Lassen       classen@sewickley.org

Assistant Coach Christine Knable  cknable@sewickley.org

Coach Knable serves as a sixth grade history teacher in addition to coaching the field hockey team.  This will be her third year coaching at the Academy.  She coached middle school field hockey at Pine Richland School District prior to joining the Academy.  During her playing days, she was a part of four WPIAL championship teams with the North Allegheny Tigers and went on to found, coach, and compete with Grove City College's Field Hockey team for four years.  Recently, she played for the University of Pennsylvania's Club Field Hockey team while completing her graduate studies.




Sportsmanship and the ability to win or lose with grace and humility are at the core of the teachings of the athletic program. Participation on the field, court, course, and in the pool offers students a way to meld academic pursuits with those that open doors to friendships, leadership, and teamwork.

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