Bison Field
Hockey Club

Bison Field Hockey Club  & Bison Academy is open to all players ages 5 through high school. From beginners to experienced players, we help you learn and have an awesome time playing and training. Whether you are looking to play in college, the Olympics, or just like hitting around with friends, we have the program for you! Come train with the best. All training will focus on basic skills, team tactics, and gameplay! We put the FUN in FUNdamentals. We strive to help each athlete reach their full potential with hard work and positive coaching.

Indoor Programs will be open for Preschool, U6, U8, U12, U14, U16, & U19!

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Bison Field Hockey Club
Clinics, Camps & Leagues

Bison Club Winter Series
Clinics/Camps
Age/Grade
Dates
Register
Bison Basics
U6/U8
Thursdays, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, June 6-27
Bison Basics
U10/U12
Thursdays, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, June 6-27

Shooting Clinic with Ali McEvoy

Join Bucknell University Assistant Field Hockey Coach Ali McEvoy for a high-intensity clinic designed for players who want to focus on shooting and circle play skills while making themselves a more dynamic scoring threat. Clinic runs 5/6 & 5/15. 

Upcoming Tournaments

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Tournament
Dates
Register
February Winter Series Tournament
U6/8 Winter Series Tournament
February 17, 2024
U10 Winter Series Tournament
February 17, 2024
U12 Winter Series Tournament
February 17, 2024
U14 Winter Series Tournament
February 18, 2024
U16 Winter Series Tournament
February 18, 2024
U19 Winter Series Tournament
February 18, 2024

MEET OUR STAFF

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Chloe Will transitioned into the Bison Club Field Hockey Director role in 2022. She was a 3-year captain at Bucknell University and standout player for the Patriot League. She also played for Bison Field Hockey Club. She is now a lead hockey clinician and administrator for Bison Club and is excited to share her love of hockey!

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Ali McEvoy joined the coaching ranks after graduating from Maryland in 2013 and has experience at all levels of the game. Most recently, she served as a varsity assistant and junior varsity head coach at Hershey High School during the 2020 and 2017 seasons. McEvoy helped lead Hershey to a state semifinal appearance, a first-place regular season finish in the division, back-to-back Mid-Penn Championships, and a 20-6 record in 2017.

At the collegiate level, McEvoy served as an assistant coach at Millersville University from 2018 to 2020, assisting the Marauders to two PSAC Tournament appearances. In the role, McEvoy contributed to all areas involving practice planning, video preparation, strength and conditioning, recruiting, and budget management.

Before Millersville, McEvoy spent five years as a coach and technical director for Nook Field Hockey Academy. She’s also instructed private lessons since 2013, identifying areas of improvement and facilitating high-intensity training sessions. She’s currently a USA Level 1 coach.

As a player, McEvoy has spent time with the United States National Outdoor and Indoor teams, competing in international tournaments, series, and games. McEvoy achieved 37 international games played for the outdoor team and had the opportunity to participate with the Rio 2016 squad. She was named a USA Indoor team captain in 2021.

McEvoy’s other international accolades include back-to-back gold medals at the Indoor Pan American Games in 2017 and 2021, 2017 Top Goal Scorer and Tournament MVP honors, and a 2008 silver medal.

While at Maryland, McEvoy helped lead the Terrapins to two NCAA National Championships and two ACC Championships. She was an NFHCA First Team All-American, an NFHCA All-Rookie Team member, and a 2013 womensfieldhockey.com First Team All-American. Additionally, she was named to the All-ACC Team as a sophomore and was the 2013 ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

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Kirby Szalkowski, a graduate of Lafayette University, joined the Susquehanna University field hockey coaching staff in March 2021. Szalkowski is a former NCAA Division I scholarship athlete who brought an extensive club and high school coaching background to the mix. She primarily works with the midfielders and goalkeepers.

Prior to joining the staff at Susquehanna, the Dallas, Pa., native coached two seasons as an assistant at her high school alma mater, Dallas High School, where she was a Second Team All-State field hockey player back in 2011. Before that, Szalkowski was an assistant coach at Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre (2018-19) and the head junior high coach in the Wyoming Area School District (2016-17).

Szalkowski is currently a coach with the Majestyx Field Hockey Club in northeastern Pennsylvania, managing team and individual skill development for U12-U19. She coached with Electric Surge Field Hockey Club (2017-2019) as well and served as a private field hockey coach for five years at the MVP Sports Academy. Additionally, Szalkowski was selected to coach at the Citi Field Hockey ProCamp in September of 2017.

She earned her Level 1 Instructional Clinic Certification from USA Field Hockey in February 2018.

Szalkowski was a three-year starter in center midfield for the Lafayette College field hockey program in Easton. The Leopards posted a .513 win percentage during her four years on the squad, winning the 2012 Patriot League Championship as a freshman and advancing to the first round of the NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship Tournament that same year.

She finished her Lafayette career with 14 assists, one goal, and one defensive save in 68 games played with 54 starts. Szalkowski was a two-year member of the USA Women’s National Indoor Field Hockey Team (2011-13), being selected as one of the youngest players in 2011 when she was a senior in high school.

She was named to the Academic Honor Roll at Lafayette six times, and earned her Bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in art from Lafayette College (2016). 

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Lindsey Fogelsanger is currently a junior on the Bucknell Field Hockey team. She’s a former Bison Club member and has been coaching for 3 years. 

College Recruitment

All Bison Field Hockey Club members have a FREE 30 Mins session with Recruitment Specialist Phoebe Hopkins. There is a program after high school for everyone! Please use Phoebe as a resource.

Send her an email at phopkins@playcollegefieldhockey.com.  The Bison Field Hockey Staff is equipped to help you on your way, so make sure you reach out to us for assistance!

Bison in the NCAA

Life after club hockey….CONGRATS College Players!

If you have committed to play in the NCAA let us know so that we can add you to the HALL OF FAME!

2011-2015

2011

Brodie Ercole: Susquehanna University

2013

Brianna Zimmerman: Bloomsburg University

Claire Paulsen: Dickinson College

Erika Rohrbach: Slippery Rock University

2014

Maddie Scarr: Shippensburg University

McKenzie Noll: Indiana University of Penn

Eliza Newlin: Widener University

Olivia Poltonavage: Lebanon Valley College

2015

Maggie Harrison: UMass Amherst

Claire Lesher: Bucknell University

Hannah Retherford: Saint Francis University

Annie Klinger: Bloomsburg University

Rachel Biling: University of Albany

Kylie Edwards: Juniata

Tatum Albertson: Mansfield University

Tali Wehner: Bloomsburg University

2016-Current

2016

Chloe Poltonavage: Bucknell University

Tess Omlor: Susquehanna University

Lexi Horst: Penn State University

Dentin Kline: Delaware Valley College

Willow Perkins: Bloomsburg University

2017

Molly Fruit: Neumann University

Leah Fogelsanger: Bucknell University

Gabby Howell: Ursinus College

Hope Woolway: Susquehanna University

Grace Woolway: Juniata

2018

Lillian Lucas: Susquehanna University

Julia Riedhammer: Susquehanna University

Katie Koch: Susquehanna University

Catherine Bergmueller: Arcadia University

2019

Cassie West: Susquehanna University

2020

Ashley Schreffler: Susquehanna University

Lauren Beck: Susquehanna University

Allie Mast: Messiah University

2021

Lindsey Fogelsanger: Bucknell University

Kara Koch: Bloomsburg University

Hazel Miller: Bryn Mawr 

Aydan McFarland: Bloomsburg University

2022

Gracie Brosious: Bloomsburg University

2023

Ava Michael: Alvernia University 

Ashley Schreffler: Susquehanna University

Taylor Rothermel: Susquehanna University

Kiana Coutler: Susquehanna University

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