North East Premier (NEPL) is a recognized 501(3)(c) nonprofit field hockey league. Our mission is simple:

To provide a competitive post-collegiate (non-NCAA) league in Boston and to promote field hockey through our community outreach”

We started our first year in 2014 with six Post-Collegiate teams and grew to eight teams. We have since opened up the College Pick-Up Nights and created the Dirty Water Tournament. This upcoming 2017 season, we are starting out an urban youth program focused on introducing the sport of field hockey to inner city kids in our Boston area community.

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ADULT (non-ncaa) DIVISION:

  • Players without any NCAA conflicts or that have exhausted their eligibility

  • 11 v 11 format (full field) with standard FIH rules

  • 50 minute games weekly with (2) 25 minute halves

  • Games are mostly on Tuesdays & Thursdays, refer to schedule

  • Two officials per game (rated Level II and up)

  • Three (3) field men allowed on the field (goalies do not count towards the tally)

  • Guaranteed Playoffs for all teams


  • Collegiate players only (incoming freshman, committed rising HS juniors and seniors are permitted)

  • 70 minute game weekly
  • 11 v 11 format w. NCAA rules

  • 2 officials per game

  • Full-field with FIH rules



The camaraderie between my teammates and I, and the rest of the league, is great. Everyone is on the same page, and super thankful for the opportunity.
— C. Feole (source: Boston Globe)
Going from playing and practicing six times a week in college to just stopping completely was very tough for me. Field hockey is a big part of my life, and I’m so happy I get to continue to play in a competitive league.
— L. Priest (source: Boston Globe)

If the video below does not get you all excited we are not sure what will! Check out the ABOUT page for additional information. Let us know how we can help with any additional questions or concerns.


Thank you!!

Mari Creatini, Liane Dixon, Chris Pothier, and Lacey Pustizzi

NEPL Board Members
Email: northeastpremier@gmail.com