Springfield College Field Hockey had a phenomenal season in 1975, finishing with a 14-1-2 record and earning a bid to the first post-season national collegiate field hockey tournament. Denise Desautels, who tallied 16 goals on the year and later became an Olympian, led the offense. The goalie, Sharon Schmickley, allowed only 4 goals in 10 games, and Springfield College finished third in the nation. Coach Dottie Zenaty is standing in the front row all the way to the right. The Springfield College Field Hockey program started in the 1950s as an intramural sport. The early days consisted of few practices and contests and gradually grew into the intercollegiate sport it is today. In 1970, the program's iconic coach, Dottie Zenaty, returned to her alma mater to coach field hockey. As the team continues to build and grow, only more success can be seen in the future.
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