"We've had a strong interest level in the sport of field hockey from prospective students for many years, as well as currently enrolled students," said Rahsaan Carlton, Penn State Harrisburg director of athletics. "It's an immensely popular sport locally and in the greater Mid-Atlantic region. With the recent addition of our multi-sport turf facility and new competitive opportunities due to our conference merger, we're very excited to add it to our current list of varsity sport programs."
The team will practice and contest its home games at the college's multipurpose turf field.
A national search for a full-time head coach will begin immediately. Once hired, the program's head coach will begin to recruit the first class of field hockey student-athletes. The team will field a roster of 25 to 30 players.