Nancy Stevens Field @
George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex
George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex is home to the UConn Field Hockey and Men’s/Women’s Track and Field Programs. The $3.7 million athletic facility is located adjacent to Greer Field House and behind Gampel Pavillion and the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center, and in the heart of UConn’s main campus in Storrs. A financial gift of more than $650,000 to UConn’s Athletic Development Fund by Lottie K. Sherman of West Hartford helped provide the necessary funding for the project. The entire complex is named after Lottie Sherman’s late husband, George J. Sherman.
The complex opened in 1995-96, academic year. The George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex features an artificial turf (nylon knit on elastic layer over a vertical drain base), an eight-lane, 400-meter all-weather track surface, as well as seating for 2,000 fans, full field lighting, a press box and a video scoreboard.
Former University of Connecticut head field hockey coaches Diane Wright and Nancy Stevens combined to win five NCAA Division I National Championships, over 900 games, and most importantly, made a positive impact on the lives of countless UConn student-athletes. The duo were trailblazers in collegiate athletics, and tirelessly and effectively advocated for a more equitable experience for women in sports throughout their hall of fame careers.
To honor the duo's contributions to the University of Connecticut, and to continue the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the landmark federal Title IX legislation, the indelible contributions by Wright and Stevens were marked permanently in two prominent University locations prior to the Fall 2022 hockey game against Boston College, capping of UConn's Women's Weekend celebration.
The road that runs in between Gampel Pavilion and the Werth Family Champions Center and extends to the area in between the Greer Field House and the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex, will from today on be known as Diane Wright Way. The Sherman Complex, which is home to the UConn field hockey program, will now be referred to as Nancy Stevens Field at the George J. Sherman Complex.