The Rusty Sharks Women’s Field Hockey

BSSC’s recreational sports leagues will be taking to the fields all over the Boston area this week, and not a moment too soon after a long and cold winter. We often get questions about what it’s like to play with BSSC. While the experience varies from team to team (we have over a dozen sports to choose from this season), we thought it would be fun to highlight one of our favorite teams in one of our fastest growing programs, Women’s Field Hockey.

A few years ago, we started to get lots of requests for field hockey, so we took a leap of faith and learned the true meaning of, “If you build it, they will come.” In just the past two years, the league has grown 200%, with hundreds of women of varying playing experience every season, both indoor and outdoor. So today, we’re putting the spotlight on The Rusty Sharks, a fabulous women's field hockey team that has played with us for the past two years and will be starting outdoor play at Harvard this month!

The ladies who started The Rusty Sharks two years ago were all former Simmons players, so they named the team after their alma mater’s mascots—The Sharks—and added the adjective because they hadn’t played in about 10 years! They quickly gained a diverse team of women with varied levels of experience—from high school play all the way through to varsity college play—and a wide variety of personal and pr