HARTFORD, Conn. – After capturing its second-straight NCAA Division I national championship in November, the University of Connecticut field hockey team celebrated the 2014 campaign with a trip to the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford on Friday afternoon to meet with Governor Dan Malloy.
The Husky squad, accompanied by Senior Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator Deb Corum, arrived at the Capitol at 3 p.m. When Governor Malloy arrived, he greeted the Huskies and welcomed them into his office. The team presented Malloy with a UConn Field Hockey back-to-back championship t-shirt before posing for pictures. Following a thirty minute discussion with the Governor, the Huskies embarked on a tour of both the State House of Representatives and State Senate chambers.
The 2014 crown marked UConn's fourth title (1981, 1985, 2013, 2014) and second under head coach Nancy Stevens. The Huskies capped their incredible season with 14-straight wins and have won eight straight NCAA Tournament contests, hoisting two trophies in as many years. Overall, Connecticut owns a 37-22 (.627) mark in the national tournament and has won 24 of 41 tournament games since Stevens arrived to the Storrs campus prior to the 1990 season. Additionally, UConn swept both the Big East regular season and tournament titles.
Three Huskies, Roisin Upton, Chrissy Davidson and Anna Middendorf, were named All-Americans and four different Husky athletes were placed on the All-Big East First Team. Regionally, the team boasted five selections to the NFHCA All-Mideast Region squads.
Last week, Stevens was tabbed as the 2014 NFHCA National Coach of the Year for the second time in her career.
In December, the Huskies were honored at halftime of the UConn-Yale men’s basketball game, receiving a standing ovation from over 9,500 fans.