Coe College vs. Iowa State

It didn’t take me too long since my last post to come up with a nominee for the first-ever intercollegiate field hockey game in the United States. The October 11, 1906 issue of the Coe College Cosmos contains an account of a game between the women’s field hockey teams of Coe College and Iowa State (referred to in the article as “Ames.”) The game is reported to have taken place on Friday, October 5, 1906 in Ames, with host Iowa State winning, 4-2. Continue reading “Coe College vs. Iowa State”



George Baird AffleckGeorge Baird Affleck played field hockey for the class of 1901 at the YMCA Training School (now Springfield College) under James McCurdy. After his graduation, Affleck became director of physical training at the Iowa State Normal School (now known as Northern Iowa University). He stayed there through 1907, then returned to the Training School until his retirement in 1941. In Springfield he coached the men’s soccer team and was awarded the college’s Tarbell Medallion for outstanding service in 1944. Continue reading “Iowa”