Mount Saint Charles Academy is excited to announce the launch of a new field hockey program, starting in the fall 2025 season. This is a brand new program for the school, and it will be coached by Meg Martin, the former head coach for Bay View Academy’s field hockey team and the 2022 Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s Division II Coach of the Year.

Field hockey is a great opportunity for our female students,” said Alan Tenreiro, Mount’s president.  “It’s the kind of sport that our student-athletes can have fun at and succeed, whether they’ve played it before or not.”

While Mount Saint Charles has always offered competitive athletic opportunities, field hockey is new to the school and will be one of the first teams to play on the new turf field. Coach Martin’s philosophies of prioritizing skill development, game strategy, and team building are ideal components to launching the new program.

“The teamwork and discipline field hockey offers have so many benefits beyond the game,” said Martin. “Field hockey players of all experience levels learn a lot about themselves, and how to work with and rely on each other. I’m looking forward to our first practice and our first season competing against the other prep schools.”

The sport of field hockey’s popularity has been growing. More than 60,000 athletes play field hockey in high schools and prep schools, and more than 30 million play globally. With the sport’s return to the Olympics this year, it is expected that interest will only increase.

Coach Martin brings a history of knowledge, passion, and experience to Mount St. Charles. Prior to joining the school, she had been a part of the Bay View Academy coaching staff. In 2021, Martin was appointed assistant coach, and then was named head coach in 2022. In her first year as head coach, she was named the Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s Division II Coach of the Year. Coach Martin has more than 15 years playing experience, including a successful college career at Juniata College where she was part of two Landmark Championship teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Communications.