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There are two types of opportunities for college students to play with university-affiliated teams:
varsity and club

Varsity Field Hockey

In Illinois, Northwestern University has a Varsity program. This is a NCAA Division 1 program competing in the Big Ten Conference.

In order to play at the Varsity level in college, athletes typically have to be recruited out of high school.

More information about this program can be found on their websites, linked below.

Northwestern University

A Division 1 program competing in the Big Ten, located in Evanston.

Club Field Hockey

At the collegiate level, the National Field Hockey League runs club competition throughout the US.  To learn more about NFHL please visit their website at

There are currently no club team competing in the NFHL based in the state of Illinois.