Field Hockey - B
Middle School teams are more developmental in nature and playing on a team offers not only a chance to enjoy the sport, but also a valuable participatory experience for each athlete. This applies to all team members from standouts to substitutes who play a supporting role. In keeping with the Thayer philosophy that athletics are an integral part of a student’s curriculum, students should plan their participation with the help of their advisors – this discussion will help everyone gain a better understanding of each child’s overall school program. All Middle School participants are expected to receive fairly equal playing time over the course of the entire season. All team information is available via www.thayer.org/
Sarah CoreySarah grew up in a small town in North Central Mass, but was raised on Thayer Academy stories where her mother and 6 aunts and uncles graduated. She loves coaching field hockey on the same field her mother, aunts and daughters played.Before teaching at Thayer, Sarah taught 5th through 9th grade at the Applewild and Bement Schools, and Sewickley Academy and then stayed home to raise her three daughters with her husband Steve in an old house in Hingham. She has served on various committees and boards in the town including as a member of the Planning Board. Sarah is a 6th grade homeroom teacher of English, history, and math. She coaches middle school field hockey and enjoys teaching students pysanky, the art of Ukrainian egg decorating.
Taylor Blood, a member of the USA Field Hockey development team, joins Thayer Academy after coming from a two year stint at the Division I level with University of Massachusetts-Lowell. At UMass Lowell, Blood created practice plans, scouted opponents and planned accommodations for road trips. She also assisted in recruiting efforts. Blood has also coached with the Northeast Elite Field Hockey Club since 2016. In that position, she has coached various clinics, camps and training sessions with the program, which is ranked in the top 10 in the nation. The Hampton Falls, N.H. native spent her collegiate tenure as a forward/midfielder on the Boston University field hockey team. Helping to lead her team to back-to-back Patriot League Championships, she totaled 47 career points with 16 goals and 15 assists in 80 games played. She was named to the Patriot League All-Conference Team in 2015 and 2016, in addition to earning NFHCA All-Region honors as a junior and senior. Continuing her playing career, Blood was named to the U.S. National Women's Development Team in January 2018. As part of this squad, she had the opportunity to compete internationally in Chile against the Chilean National Team in May 2018 and in The Netherlands against the Scotland and Belgium National Teams in April 2019. Blood graduated from BU with a bachelor's degree in health science in 2017.