Kent Place’s theme for 2023–2024 is “Deepening Connections in Community,” expanding on an aspect of the KPS experience that has long set the school apart — the focus on stepping outside the classroom to strengthen bonds at the start of the academic year.
The Kent Place field hockey program has earned the reputation of being one of the top in the country.
The Dragons compete in the Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (UCIAC) Essex/Union Red Division, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), and the New Jersey Independent School Athletic Association (NJISAA) Non-Public North A leagues. Our team is ranked among the top teams in the state, year in and year out, and is ranked in MaxPreps' Top 100 Teams in the Country.
The coaching staff and veteran players alike welcome newcomers. In this program, the girls learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and to respect themselves, all within a family atmosphere that enables every athlete to reach her full potential. Our varsity team consistently earns the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s top ranking with Academic All-Americans and All-Americans. Our daily training consists of skill work, speed and conditioning, weight training, mindfulness, goal-setting, and nutrition.
Recent graduates of the KPS program have gone on to play at some of the top Division I, Ivy, and NEPSAC programs, such as those at Duke, Yale, Amherst, Williams, and Hamilton.
Varsity: Kerrie Burns (head), Samantha Siegel (assistant)
Junior Varsity: Erin Hahn (head), Sara Wilson (assistant)
Middle School: Sheila Dunne (head), Jennifer Benn (assistant), Kerrie Burns (assistant)
describe the team
Hard-working, outgoing, and compassionate
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Participation in athletics is an integral part of the overall school experience for our students, and our athletic teams are a source of pride for the Kent Place community. Our philosophy is to provide a competitive athletic program where our student-athletes can reach their full potential.