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  • Winning

     

     By: Rachel Dawson

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    Rachel Dawson
    Team USA/TEAM Harrow

     I'm back, back in Cali, Cali.

    I doubted that I’d ever utter those words again. But alas, here we are, basking in the sunshine of the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, miles upon miles from the blistering east coast cold of our new home in Lancaster, Pa - preparing for the incredible year ahead. The highlight of which is June’s 2014 World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands.

    Change. It’s the one constant in the unpredictable world of sport. Over the years (I’m nearing my 10th on the National Team), I’ve learned that the thing about playing field hockey - for a living – is that success follows the laws of Darwin; survival, the ultimate form of success, is a function of adaptability.

    In sport, especially team sport, there’s always an unforeseen change in plans – a last minute trek across country because of prolonged inclement weather; or a less than ideal circumstance – like sharing a house with 25 of your teammates for six weeks. These blips in the plan alter the course we envision for ourselves distracting us with new difficulties, and challenging us with harder terrains to navigate than previously known, or imagined.

    The winners, the survivors, are not necessarily the more physically talented or naturally gifted. Unsurprisingly, they are the individuals and teams who approach their task with a resilient mindset; the ones who prepare for adversity, and come to expect it, understanding that a change in circumstance is not the same thing as a change in mission.

    As I look forward to the exciting year ahead, and the difficult year behind us, I realize that I want to be the type of person who takes adversity in stride, solves unexpected problems, and thrives with challenge. Because at the days end, the mission is unchanging. Regardless of what you’ve endured, or what you are bound to endure, the task must be won.

    "There's a million Excuses to Lose..Find an Excuse to Win" - Lone Survivor

  • Field Hockey Quick Picks


    Name: Alli Tanner

    Position: Field Hockey Brand Manager

    Fun Fact: NCAA National Champion at University of North Carolina

    What's in your workout bag...

    Living at altitude means layers are essential.  Most workouts, whether playing hockey, running or biking include multiple layers. The Pulse Half Zip and Impulse Dri-Fit shirt make the perfect combination.  The Impulse is a great, loose fitting base layer that wiks away sweat and keeps me cool in the summer. Easily layered under the Pulse for chilly workouts makes it a year-round go to for me.  One of my favorite features of the Pulse is the stretchy material and slightly longer sleeves that allow me to tuck my hands inside for particularly cold mornings, then once I'm warmed up I can hike up the sleeves to my elbow, or shed the layer completely and tie it around my waist.

    Which equipment item doesn't miss a practice..

    My weapon of choice for the past year or so has been the RD8 Low Bow.  As a forward, quick stick skills and powerful, accurate shooting are key.  The RD8 provides me with plenty of power to get the ball past the keeper and at 550 grams the control is unbelievable.  I am a firm believer in comfort and protection so the Protec Shin Guard with two pairs of Intercept sleeves (one under, one over) is a no brainer for me.

    Item that doesn't leave your side off the field..

    My new obsession off the field is the Envy Women's carry-all bag.  Since I travel frequently for work, I figured I would mainly use it as a carry on when flying.  The laptop sleeve and multiple internal pockets allow me to stay organized when I'm on the road.  When I ditch the laptop to hit the gym or pack to head up to the mountains to ski the Envy seems to magically expand to fit everything I need to take with me.  It's extremely versatile and I get compliments on the classic all-black outside and bright blue liner every time I open it.

     Alli's Picks

     

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  • Preseason Field Hockey Polls Released!

    The 2013 NFHCA Preseason Collegiate Field Hockey Polls have been released.  Who will bring home the Championship this fall?

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    2013 NFHCA Division I Preseason Poll  

    1. University of North Carolina
    2. University of Maryland
    3. Princeton University
    4. University of Connecticut
    5. Syracuse University
    6. Penn State University
    7. University of Virginia
    8. Old Dominion University
    9. University of Michigan
    10. Duke University
    11. Northwestern University
    12. Stanford University
    13. University of Iowa
    14. University of Massachusetts
    15. Northeastern University
    16. Boston University
    17. Drexel University
    18. Wake Forest University
    19. Boston College
    20. University of New Hampshire

    2013  NFHCA Division II Preseason Poll

    1. West Chester University
    2. Shippensburg University
    3. Bloomsburg University
    4. Millersville University
    5. Merrimack College
    6. Indiana University of PA
    7. L I U Post
    8. Bentley University
    9. East Stroudsburg University
    10. Stonehill College

    2013  NFHCA Division III Preseason Poll

    1. Tufts University
    2. Montclair State University
    3. Middlebury College
    4. Bowdoin College
    5. Salisbury University
    6. University of Mary Washington
    7. Franklin & Marshall College
    8. Messiah College
    9. Christopher Newport University
    10. William Smith College
    11. DePauw University
    12. The College of New Jersey
    13. Lynchburg College
    14. Rowan University
    15. Skidmore College
    16. Amherst College
    17. Eastern University
    18. University of Rochester
    19. Trinity College
    20. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

     

  • Columbia University and Harrow Sports Announce Official Partnership

    -- Harrow Sports to become the preferred equipment supplier of the Columbia University
    field hockey team --DENVER, April 5, 2012 – Harrow Sports today announced an official partnership with
    the Columbia University field hockey team, making them the preferred equipment and
    apparel supplier for the Ivy League team.

    “We are please and excited to begin the partnership between Columbia and Harrow,” said
    head coach, Marybeth Freeman. “Having met with them and talked at length about how
    they could meet our hockey needs, the choice was easy and we are confident our athletes
    will benefit because of their quality products.”

    The partnership will begin in 2012 and will last through the 2014 season. Harrow Sports
    will now be the preferred supplier of sticks, protective gear, apparel and accessories.

    “We are looking forward to the addition of the Columbia Lions to the Harrow Field
    Hockey team,” said Alli Tanner, Harrow Field Hockey Brand Manager. Teaming with
    Columbia provides Harrow with a great opportunity to showcase our field hockey line
    while continuing to advance the sport on a national level.

    About Harrow Sports
    Harrow Sports, Inc. is a leading marketer, manufacturer, and distributor of sporting goods
    and uniforms to the institutional and team sports market. Harrow’s lacrosse, field hockey,
    ice hockey, and squash equipment lines, along with comprehensive apparel, bag, and
    footwear offerings are sold internationally and throughout America. Harrow is a devoted
    sponsor of USA Field Hockey and several NCAA programs.

    About Columbia University Field Hockey
    Columbia finished the 2011 season with a 9-8 (5-2) record under Head Coach, Marybeth
    Freeman. Six Lions earned All-Ivy Honors, setting a new school record. The Lions will
    open their 2012 campaign on September 8th against Bucknell University.

  • National Field Hockey Festival Starts Up

     

    If you’d rather watch sports than fight crowds on Black Friday, keep your eyes on theNational Field Hockey Festival taking place November 25-28 at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, AZ.

    The annual USA Field Hockey event is expected to attract more than 230 club teams, 3,500 amateur athletes from the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean and 4,000 visitors. Also in attendance of the four-day showcase will be Olympic athletes, college recruiters, and Harrow Sports supplying the official event merchandise.
    Next year, expect to catch all the action in Palm Beach, FL because USA Field Hockey recently announced it is moving the world’s largest amateur field hockey event to Wellington County November 2012.
  • Congratulations to the USA Field hockey team

    Article from ESPN.com. Read the original article hereThe victory automatically qualifies the U.S. for the London Games, and leaves Argentina scrambling next year to win a spot in pre-Olympic qualifying.

    "Right now this team is in pain," said Luciana Aymar, considered to be the best player in the world. "The United States is not at our level, but they have improved a lot. These things happen to all teams."
    Argentina has won the world title twice, including last year, while Aymar is a seven-time recipient of the game's world player of the year award. Las Leonas, as the team is known in Spanish, had never lost a game in Pan American play since the sport was included in 1987. The U.S. is ranked 13th.
    After the win, the American women stood with their arms on each other's shoulders on the medal podium, and then raised joined hands to the sky when the United States was announced as the winner.
    Aymar, meanwhile, wiped away tears, put her hand to her forehead and then stared at the ground. Eventually, she crossed her arms across her chest, the posture assumed by almost the entire team. A few stood with hands on hips, openly disgusted.
    The Americans shocked Argentina with two early goals. Paige Selenski scored in the 12th minute and Shannon Taylor added another in the 15th. Maria Barrionuevo scored on a penalty corner in the 18th for Argentina, but O'Donnell made it 3-1.
    Barrionuevo scored her second on a penalty in the 42nd before Michelle Vittese secured the win with a goal in the 66th.
    "In our minds we never had the lead, it was always 0-0," U.S. captain Lauren Crandall said. "We were always fighting, always working. Argentina is capable of scoring three goals in a minute. We stayed focused to the end -- well let's say the last 5 seconds."
    Crandall has been to London before, and she said her parents -- Amy and Tim Crandall of Doylestown, Penn. -- were already looking to book a hotel room just seconds after the match ended.
    "I can guarantee you my mom is doing it right now," she said. "They are probably blowing up my phone right now."
    The United States finished eighth at the 2008 Olympics, but Australian-born coach Lee Bodimeade figures this bunch could contend.
    "Our goal is a medal in London," he said. "Now that we've beaten the world's No. 1 team, well, by definition we've got a chance."
    The Americans play the South Americans several times a year, and in February the United States lost to Argentina 3-2 in the Four Nations tournament in Mendoza, Argentina.
    "We play Argentina so often," Bodimeade said, "and we've been beaten often enough by them to know what works and what doesn't."

    Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

  • National Club Championship video

     

    Harrow was the official sponsor of this amazing event which is now a prominent event on the USA field hockey calendar. If you weren't there then you missed the heat but you also missed some awesome skill and 3 days of field hockey. Really trendy tanks, pullovers and shorts with the NCC 2011 logo on were also sold at the tournament. If you missed out on your official merchandise then you can still order some at harrowsports.comCheck out the NCC highlight video  here.
  • Harrow presents the first official National Club Championship 2011

    For so long American field hockey has been missing one thing…a club championship. All over the world club field hockey has had a competitive league resulting in a play off and the crowning of a club champion. The honor of winning a national tournament brings pride and status to the respective club.

    Playing for a club team during the off -season or during field hockey season can only be beneficial to any player, more playing time as well as exposure to playing with stronger players at a higher level. In turn club teams strengthen the grass root levels of field hockey in the United States.

    So the first annual National Club Championship will be held in Richmond, Virginia from 21, July 2011- 24, July 2011. Guess who the official sponsors of the event is? HARROW obviously. There will be a Harrow booth where you can get all your field hockey necessities. Harrow will be selling official event merchandise as well as showcasing the brand new stick line favored by Rachel Dawson in the recent Champions Challenge.

    “Harrow has stood for performance since our inception," said Alli Tanner, Harrow Director of Field Hockey. "The National Club Championship provides an opportunity to showcase the best in amateur athletic performance and our goal is for field hockey players across America to aspire to be participants."

    Tweet @harrowfh and let us know that you’ll be there.

    Any questions regarding merchandise or stick orders please contact atanner@harrowsports.com or call 303-892-3472

  • Rachel Dawson Joins Harrow Field Hockey

    HARROW INKS RACHEL DAWSON AS THEIR FACE OF FIELD HOCKEY
    USA field hockey player has signed with Harrow to become their first official
    sponsored player.

    Harrow field hockey is proud to announce the signing of their first official sponsored
    player. Rachel Dawson, a University of North Carolina graduate and seven year
    American national team player, has teamed up with the American field hockey brand to
    promote, energize and grow the sport in this country.

    Dawson, who already is a prominent face in American field hockey, epitomizes the
    Harrow brand with passion, energy, determination and a love for the game.

    "I am beyond ecstatic to become Harrow's first officially sponsored field hockey athlete.
    The Harrow Brand is dynamic and innovative, and most importantly, dedicated to the
    growth of field hockey at every age and level in America. As marketer, manufacturer,
    and distributor of its own line of quality field hockey sticks and equipment, Harrow is, in
    a word, All-American. I am excited to join forces with Harrow, and to represent a brand
    that I believe will have an important role in driving the USA to international podium
    status" said Dawson.

    Harrow Sports, Inc. is a leading marketer, manufacturer, and distributor of sporting goods
    and uniforms to the institutional and team sports market. Harrow’s lacrosse, field hockey,
    ice hockey, and squash equipment lines, along with a comprehensive apparel, bag, and
    footwear are sold internationally and throughout America.

    Mark Hayden, CEO of Harrow said, "Signing Rachel Dawson demonstrates Harrow's
    continued commitment to field hockey and women’s athletics. Rachel is one of the elite
    athletes in the history of field hockey and continues to serve as an outstanding symbol
    for the character, dedication, and performance that both Harrow and Rachel bring to the
    game. She is an excellent ambassador for female athletes all over the world."

    If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Rachel Dawson, please call or email Allison Tanner.

    Contact: Allison Tanner
    Tel: 303-892-3472
    Email: atanner@harrowsports.com

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