BROOKLYN, NY – The Boston Pride is getting back one of its top forwards in Emily Field, who signed a contract this morning for the 2017-18 season. This will be her third season with the Pride and in the NWHL.
“It has been awesome to be part of the Pride and the NWHL from the very beginning,” said Field, 24. “It’s great to see the league continuing to build. I’m really looking forward to next season with the Pride because we’re determined to bring the Isobel Cup back to Boston.”
In 33 games over two seasons with the Pride, Field has 7 goals and 6 assists for 13 points. In her first season in the league, she was selected to the NWHL All-Star Team.
The 5-6 forward graduated from Boston College in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a minor in Theology. Named captain as a senior, Field was 52-86-138 in 149 games played over four years at BC.
“I love BC,” said Field. “Going to school there will forever be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. “The professors care so much about you and your personal development. The coaching staff was incredible. And I made a ton of life-long friends.”
The Littleton, Mass. native was a member of Team USA that won gold at the 2011 IIHF World Women U18 Championship in Stockholm. Field recorded 4 goals and 5 assists for 9 points in the tournament.
Prior to BC, she developed as a player from age 6 – 18 in the Assabet Valley program, where she was coached by Dennis Laing, the father of future Pride teammate Denna Laing.
“Playing for Dennis and the other coaches at Assabet – that’s where I found my passion and ability for the sport,” said Field.
In addition to playing in the NWHL, Field works in software sales for Boston-based LogMeIn and is the director of girls’ hockey for the Boch Blazers program. In the summer, she coaches the girls’ teams in the Boston Junior Whalers program.
The 2017-18 NWHL regular season is set to begin in October, featuring founding four franchises Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters playing a full slate of home games as well as neutral site games. The NWHL compensates all players and offers a revenue share on player jerseys and shirseys.