Field Hockey to Open Ellen Ryan Field on September 24
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/22/2011

Sept. 22, 2011

MERION STATION, Pa. - After three years, 10 months, and 21 days without an on-campus facility, the Saint Joseph's field hockey team will return to Hawk Hill to take to their own home field on Saturday, September 24, for a 1:00 p.m. contest with Delaware. The game will take place on the Maguire Campus at the new Ellen Ryan Field.

Saint Joseph's last played on campus on November 3, 2007, in the final of the Atlantic 10 Championship at Finnesey Field.

The Hawks enter play on a two-game winning streak, having defeated Penn, 3-1, on September 11, and Lehigh, 1-0, on September 18. Delaware sits at 4-4, coming into town after falling 3-2 in overtime against Monmouth on September 21.

Parking for fans planning to attend the game at Ryan Field is available free of charge at the Hawks' Landing parking garage on 54th Street. Ryan Field is located on City Avenue, directly across the street from Cardinal Avenue, on the James J. Maguire '58 Campus.

While Saturday's contest will be the first on the new pitch, the University will officially dedicate Ellen Ryan Field on Friday, October 7, before the Hawks take on crosstown rival Temple.