December, 5, 2014

USA Field Hockey hosted the first-ever collegiate field hockey Score More Challenge during the 2014 Fall Season, which was made possible by ECORE Athletic, a brand of ECORE, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfaces. All participating Division 1 Field Hockey programs earned $1 for every goal scored throughout the regular season, and an upgraded $5 per goal during the NCAA tournament.

The combined efforts from each team during the Score More Challenge led to 600 goals and a cumulative total of $1,597. ECORE supplied the funds and donated all Score More proceeds to the Pennsylvania Special Olympics.

Twenty-six Universities around the country participated in the Score More Challenge: Yale University, Missouri State University, Villanova University, University of California Berkeley, Brown University, Sacred Heart University, Quinnipiac University, Indiana University, Duke University, Drexel University, Bucknell University, Old Dominion University, Princeton University, University of Massachusetts, University of Pennsylvania, Wake Forest University, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, Syracuse University, Providence University, University of Virginia, Temple University, Northwestern University, University of Louisville, Hofstra University, and the University of Iowa.

After a competitive back and forth battle for the most goals scored, University of Maryland Field Hockey came in first place with 92 goals. Second place was a tie between North Carolina University and Syracuse University with 79 goals. "Thanks to USA Field Hockey's Score More Challenge, made possible by ECORE Athletic, the incentive and concept to raise money for The Pennsylvania Special Olympics was inspirational," said Maryland Field Hockey Head Coach, Missy Meharg.

For more information about the challenge, please visit: http://scoremorechallenge.weebly.com