AstroTurf Field Hockey Advisory

AstroTurf launches Field Hockey Advisory Council

AstroTurf is partnering with some of the top leaders in the sport of field hockey to launch the AstroTurf Field Hockey Advisory Council.

Since its debut at the 1976 Olympics at Molson Stadium in Montreal, AstroTurf has continued its history of innovation and leadership in the sport of field hockey. AstroTurf continues to change the sport with the introduction of Poligras Tokyo GT (Green Technology) that was used during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

AstroTurf is also proud to be the surface of every NCAA Division Final Four since the tournament left natural grass. AstroTurf is recognized as the Official Artificial Surface Provider of both USA Field Hockey and the National Field Hockey Association and a preferred supplier for FIH.

According to AstroTurf, it was important that that it get input from those whose expectations for safety, durability, and performance are of the highest priority.

“We are thrilled to have such a talented and respected group of coaches on our AstroTurf Field Hockey Advisory Council,” said Melissa Twist, AstroTurf’s National Manager of Field Hockey Sales. “Their insights and expertise will help us continue to innovate and elevate the sport of field hockey on AstroTurf surfaces across the country.”

The council will meet to discuss product expectations, challenges, and technological advancements that are coming more and more rapidly in field hockey surfacing.

The first AstroTurf Field Hockey Advisory Council features an all-star lineup of coaches from some of the top college programs in the country on numerous levels:

  • Missy Meharg, University of Maryland, Maryland Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex, AstroTurf 12
  • Pam Bustin, Duke University, Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium, Poligras Tokyo GT (Green Technology)
  • Carla Tagliente, Princeton University, Bedford Field, AstroTurf 12
  • Dina Rizzo, Princeton University, Associate Head Coach, Bedford Field, AstroTurf 12
  • Jarred Martin, Ohio State University, Buckeye Varsity Field, AstroTurf 12 System 90
  • Tara Zollinger, Shippensburg University, Robb Sports Complex
  • Katharine DeLorenzo, Middlebury College, Peter Kohn Field, Poligras Platinum
  • Michelle Madison, University of Virginia, Turf Field, AstroTurf 12 System 90
  • Jennifer Averill, Wake Forest University, Kentner Stadium, Poligras Platinum