NEW YORK — The Columbia field hockey program announced its complete 17-game schedule for the 2022 season on Tuesday. The Lions will play eight games at home, including the season opener on Friday, September 2, against LIU at 1 pm ET.
Columbia is set to begin its second season under head coach Katie DeSandis ’13CC. Last season, the former standout coached the Lions to their first 6-0 start in program history before ultimately going on to eight victories. Class of 2022 seniors Kelsey Farkas spirit Alexa Conomikes went on to receive first and second team All-Ivy League honors, respectively. Returning junior Maya Walker was also an All-Ivy second team honoree. Additionally, Farkas and Walker were each named 2021 NFHCA All-Mideast Region.
After hosting LIU in the season opener, Columbia will hit the road for non-conference games at 2021 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight finisher Syracuse (Sept. 4), Old Dominion (Sept. 9) and VCU (Sept. 11). The Lions return to their newly resurfaced Field Hockey Stadium to take on Wagner the following weekend, Saturday, Sept. 17, that 1 pm
League play starts up on the road Friday, September 23, when the Lions visit defending Ivy League champion and national semifinalist Harvard. DeSandis’ squad will remain on the road to take on UMass two days later.
October begins with a back-to-back home games to kick off a stretch in which the Lions will play five of seven on their own turf. Columbia will host Cornell on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 10 am, followed by a third game against a team in last year’s NCAA field, Delaware, on Sunday at 1 pm Road Ivy games at Brown (Oct. 8) and Yale (Oct. 14) are sandwiched around a home contest against Monmouth (Oct. 9). The stretch of home games concludes with Dartmouth (Oct. 21) and New Hampshire (Oct. 23).
Two straight road games against Penn (Oct. 28) and Lehigh (Oct. 30) close out the month. The final regular-season and Ivy League game of the year is Saturday, November 5, at 1 pm, against Princeton.
All home and Ivy League games are expected to appear on ESPN+. Direct links to watch each game, as well as links to live in-game statistics, can be found on GoColumbiaLions.com.
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