Charlotte Tierney is having quite the season for the Georgetown field hockey team. The Rye native and former standout at Holy Child is second on the team in goals with seven, and third in points (16). Tierney was also named to the Big East Honor Roll in September when she recorded her second multi-goal game. All this and she’s only a sophomore, who didn’t even begin the season as a starter.
“It has been a wonderful experience to be given the opportunity to play on a Division 1 sports team,” said Tierney. “I love playing for Georgetown and feeling more a part of the community. I have made so many new friendships because of field hockey that will last my entire life. The sport has already made a positive impact on my college career.”
Tierney’s favorite moment so far this season was the Hoyas’ 4-3 victory over Rutgers in overtime October 1. Georgetown is currently 6-6 overall and 1-1 in the Big East, so the conference win against the Scarlet Knights was a “huge one”, Tierney said. The sophomore hopes her team can regain the success they had in their 4-1 start to the season. She believes this is a pivotal year, and that if she and her teammates work together they can take the program to a new level.
While Tierney noted the game is completely different at the collegiate level – fast-paced, fewer whistles, with an intensity that’s ratcheted up exponentially – she’ll always be a Gryphon at heart. She was a senior captain on Holy Child’s State champion field hockey team in 2008, and was part of the title grab in 2006 as well. Tierney is second all-time in points (75), assists (32), and goals (43) at the school.
“Holy Child allowed me to excel in three different sporting arenas and gave me the confidence to excel anywhere in life,” said Tierney. “The environment there is such a unique one that allows the girls to thrive in any situation and truly gives students the ability to gain confidence, leadership, and wisdom for any experiences after high school. I am where I am today because of Holy Child.”