Field hockey to depart for Germany on Monday

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The returning members of the Saint Anselm College field hockey team will be departing for a foreign tour on Monday. The Hawks will head to Germany as the NCAA allows programs to travel internationally on a foreign tour once every four years. Saint Anselm traveled to Ireland in 2015 and Holland/Germany in 2010.

The team will spend nine days in Germany, with the first half of the trip taking place in Munich and the second half of the trip spent in Berlin. While in Germany, the Hawks will compete against four German clubs and have two coach-led practices, one in each city. Head Coach Carolyn King-Robitaille and the Hawks are eager to spend quality time together while exploring incredible cities, experiencing important historical places, playing competitive field hockey and enjoying all of the cultural and culinary experiences Germany has to offer.

Saint Anselm will begin its journey on Monday, flying to Munich through Iceland. After a check-in at the hotel on Tuesday, the Hawks will tour the Hohenschwangau Castle and the Neuschwanstein Castles on Wednesday and conclude the week with a contest against ASV Munich on Thursday. Friday's itinerary includes a tour of the Dachau concentration camp and the English Garden.

Following the squad's travel to Berlin on Saturday, the second match against CFL Hockey Club will be played. A full-day tour of the City of Berlin will take place on Sunday before a third contest against the Spandauer Hockey Club. The trip concludes on May 28 with a trip to Charlottenburg Palace and a match against SG Rotation Prenzlauer Berg.

Fans are encouraged to view the team's travels in real time through its Facebook and Twitter accounts.