Collegiate features

There are more than 225 NCAA varsity programs seeded in with various NAIA, independent, and club programs in the United States. Whether these teams are high-powered teams inspired by national-team play or club teams giving it their all while paying to play, this is where you will find interesting angles on some interesting teams.

2005 stories

* NCAA Division I feature: Princeton being remade in the image of head coach Kristen Holmes-Winn

* NCAA Division III feature: Washington & Lee doesn't just want to host the Division III final four, it wants to play in it, too

* Durham University occupies a unique place in English hockey

* How Rutgers won a game without a goalkeeper

2004 stories

* NCAA Division I feature: Lock Haven's Division II program collects on a promise

* NCAA Division III feature: Leslie LaFronz of Ramapo College of New Jersey is trying to win as well as change an area's hockey culture

* The University of Calgary sought competition south of the border before the games that really count

2003 stories

* NCAA Division I feature: The University of the Pacific has a long, rich history

* NCAA Division III feature: The mix of recruits and club players could make Year 1 of Richard Stockton College's field hockey team resemble a reality series

2002 stories

* NCAA Division I feature: The University of Maryland at Baltimore County has (literally) Olympic-sized ambitions

* NCAA Division III feature: Catholic University, after getting to host the ECAC tournament in 2001, is looking for a brighter 2002

2001 stories

* NCAA Division I feature: Kent State wants not only to host the 2001 Final Four, but play in it as well

* NCAA Division II feature: A defending champion gets two transfers and some All-America talent

* NCAA Division III feature: Salisbury gunning for first title since 1986

2000 stories

* Brooke Molnar followed her heart and passion 2000 miles to find a dream

* The NCAA Tournament may be the most prestigious tournament for U.S. colleges, but the Atlantic Coast Conference championship might be the toughest to win

* Stanford's Amrit Chima is unique in American field hockey circles: she is a Division I player who never played a minute of varsity scholastic hockey

* NCAA Division I feature: Indiana University goes into its maiden season of NCAA play with a handful of scholarships and boundless optimism

* NCAA Division II feature: An investment might pay off very soon at Bryant College

* NCAA Division III feature: Sewanee, a team which was cancelled 10 years ago, has been on the verge of making it to the NCAA Tournament in 1998 and 1999

1999 stories

* NCAA Division I feature: American University has a home-grown talent as its new head coach

* NCAA Division II feature: Bellarmine (Ky.) may have the most difficult recruiting conundrum, trying to draw from Louisville-area schools

* NCAA Division III feature: MIT beats other teams with brains rather than brawn

* 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

1998 stories

* NCAA Division I feature: For Drexel University, coach Denise Zelenak has some lofty goals

* NCAA Division III feature: Rowan University, like The College of New Jersey, changed its name in the 1990s. It also won the New Jersey Athletic Conference championship in 1998

* What is it like playing the entire 1997 Final Four field in 12 days? Ask anyone connected with the University of Maryland

* Where is collegiate hockey going when it comes to the recruitment of foreign athletes?

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