LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Bucknell field hockey team, which has made the Patriot League Tournament in nine consecutive seasons, will get a jumpstart on what it hopes will be another successful year in 2017 as it heads to The Netherlands on May 11-19.

 The Bison will play four games in seven days in what is widely regarded as the area with the highest level of field hockey in the world. The Netherlands also has more field hockey players per capita than anywhere else in the world.

The trip will be a homecoming of sorts for head coach Jeremy Cook, who enters his 10th season at Bucknell. Cook, the second winningest coach in program history, played for HC Rotterdam in The Netherlands from 1995-97.

It won't be all competition and practice for the Bucknell players. The team will participate in cultural and philanthropic events every day, and will also get the chance to watch playoff games in the Women's Premier League.

For blog updates during the trip, check back on the field hockey page of BucknellBison.com or go HERE.