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 within our community.

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. 

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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 (2015)
Just want to say THANK YOU for the NEPL. With my second summer in Boston I honestly feel so lucky to have the opportunity to play competitive hockey every week. I lived in Philly for many years and while there were pick ups there was never anything JUST for those of us who are finished with our college career. It is FUN, keeps us oldies in a bit better shape (or we like to think that) and we get to do what we love.

For those of us who play for the love of the game, thank YOU for making it possible
— S. Ciufo (2016)

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