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Field Hockey



“So Sweet A Cat” Field was dedicated in the Fall of 2007 as the new home of the Monmouth University field hockey program. The field turf was made possible by a generous donation from Jane Freed, as well as Kathleen Stefanelli. The first game played on the new field took place on October 12 between the Hawks and Saint Francis (Pa.).

The field’s name, “So Sweet A Cat”, is named in memory of one of Jane Freed’s horses. The name is taken from a poem titled “Mistress Gurton's Cat: A Domestic Tale” by Mary Darby Robinson. The horse was a race mare that won her first race as a two-year old, and her last race as a five-year old. The horse also claimed a win at famous Saratoga Park and was named Horse of the Year in 2004 at the Finger Lakes.

The product name of the new turf is Astrograss N. It is the same fiber used in traditional Astroturf, with just slightly different construction. It is by the company and family of hockey products that is found in over 50 Division I field hockey facilities.  The field was built by the Sports Construction Group, which has become the premier builder of hockey pitches in the country.

So Sweet A Cat Field Dedication Release





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