Derryfield returned to varsity field hockey in the fall of 1998, after a period of club status playing JV teams only. The team posted a 2-11 record in Class M/S that season and had a winning (9-6) record in 2000. Since 2004, Derryfield has made several Final Four appearances, were finalists in 2005 and 2006 and won the school’s first ever State Title in 2007 with a 17-0 record. After semifinal losses in 2008 and 2009, the team won its way back into the final in the 2010, 2011, and 2012 seasons, capturing an historic three-peat DIII State Championship run for the first time in school history and earning Derryfield four titles in six years. In the 2013 season, Derryfield returned to the final for a fourth consecutive year, but had to settle for the runner-up trophy. Since the program’s return to varsity status in 1998, Derryfield has won over 275 games.
In our endeavors to continually challenge our student-athletes, Derryfield field hockey moved up to Division II in 2014. In 2016, the team finished runners up, losing in double overtime in the final, but captured their first ever DII championship in the fall of 2018 with a 1-0 win over Hanover HS. Following Coach McCaigue’s retirement after the 2019 season, assistant varsity coach Kelsey Federico assumed the Head Coach position. Coach Federico is an alumna of UMass Lowell where she was a standout Goalkeeper in the NCAA Division I program and also brings a wealth of coaching experience in club field hockey with the NorthEast Elite travel team.