There are wonderful stories about field hockey teams which play for the pure joy of it; in 1999, we wrote stories about an independent Christian school, an NAIA school, and the last community college varsity program in the United States.

* Despite the nearby suburban hustle and bustle, The Philadelphia College of Bible plays its hockey in a green, idyllic setting

* Houghton is marching right into the teeth of NCAA Division II competition, holding on to its religious principles and NAIA membership

* Harford Community College is one of the last two-year college teams remaining in America