Thornton Academy was one of the first high schools in Maine to have a field hockey team in 1948. During that year, 48 girls played in a parking area at one end of the football field because they didn't have their own field. Since then, field hockey has grown to become a popular sport on campus. Field hockey is a game that requires a lot of athleticism and skill. Fast feet and hands make for a good field hockey player, no matter the position. In 1988, the field hockey team was undefeated, and more recently in 2015 were the Class A South Regional champions.
Thornton Academy has several real grass practice fields on campus. Home matches are played on the turf of Hill Stadium when possible.
Tryouts for field hockey begins in mid-August. While the varsity team is quite competitive, students with less experience are able to join the JV team. In the off-season, some players join club teams to develop their skills.
Teams: Varsity, JV
Varsity Coach: Lori Roth Smith '88
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