Thank you for your interest in supporting Central Michigan field hockey, specifically through the Chippewa Champions program. Your support will be directed right to the projects the staff has identified as those that will make a significant impact on the team's success. A list of these initiatives can be found below, along with benefits, incentives and special events just for members.

With your help, together we can be Chippewa Champions!


John and Melissa Brengosz
Vicky Cobb and Garnet Lewis 
Cristy Freese 
John and Chris Hutchison
Larry  Kist  
John and Suzie Makrinos
Gerry and Lori Materise
John and Lisa McKeon
Anastasia Netto
Cheryl Netto and Donald Goulding
Dean and Lana Paesens
Jeff and Laura Page
Mark and Janice Reynolds
Ann Van Dyke 
Rod and Jean Vannatta
Kevin and Valerie Wagner
Denise Webster
Marlene Winkler


Chippewa Champions is designed to provide benefits that bring our champions closer to the programs of their choice.

  • Exclusive logo apparel
  • Exclusive communication, including audio e-mail updates from head coach Cristy Freese
  • At least two exclusive events and an invitation to the postseason awards banquet
  • Web site recognition

We invite you to take a look at some of the initiatives the field hockey program has identified as worthy of its championship funds. In becoming a Chippewa Champion, you play a significant part in ensuring these projects are completed. [Championship Fund initiatives]

Chippewa Champions Event –
In developing a single united entity with Chippewa Champions, we wanted to have an event that recognizes ALL of our members no matter which sport they support. This event will likely occur in conjunction with Homecoming – a time of year when many people return to campus. Homecoming is bigger than just a football game and this event is bigger than any single program.

Field Hockey Event A spirit of togetherness between our programs and their closest friends is what lies at the heart of Chippewa Champions. In-season and out-of-season events will be held to celebrate and recognize the Field Hockey Chippewa Champions – the people who help make success possible. Information regarding time and place will be placed on this page, or you may contact the Chippewa Athletic Fund liaison listed below.

Event #1: Come help us celebrate CMU Field Hockey Alumni on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Following the 1:00 PM game, we will host a complimentary tailgate for alumni and Chippewa Champions.

Event #2: All Chippewa Champions are eligible to receive two complimentary admissions to the Athletic Fund Pre-Game Tailgate at Touchdown Terrace as well as two complimentary tickets to the homecoming football game on Saturday, October 19. The tailgate opens at 11:00 a.m. and kickoff is at 3:00 p.m. Please call the Chippewa Athletic Fund at 989-774-6680 for more details and to RSVP for this great event.

Event #3: In Spring 2014, we will hold our Annual Chippewa Spring Fever event.  It will be a chance for our closest friends to spend a day golfing and socializing with current staff and support other Chippewa student-athletes at either a home baseball or softball game. More details will be available as the date draws closer, but become a Field Hockey Champion today and you can mark your calendar for this one-of-a-kind event!

Our former Chippewa student-athletes are among the greatest resources for current athletes. You are a link to our tradition of greatness and your achievements beyond Mount Pleasant extend our reach by bringing notoriety and prestige to our programs. CMU Athletics has success today, in large part, because of our special alumni.

Chippewa Champions presents a unique opportunity for our programs and letterwinners to re-connect. It allows our former letterwinners to remain a part of the inner circle of CMU Athletics and to contribute financially to the success of current and future student-athletes. In becoming a Chippewa Champion, our former athletes ensure that their positive impact on the program didn't end after their final competitive performance.


For more information please contact:

Alysha Anders
Assistant Director/Chippewa Athletic Fund

Field Hockey CAF Liaison
(989) 774-2842