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JOSEPH PRITCHETT FIELD
Joseph Pritchett Field, site of Sam Houston State women's soccer home matches, is one of the university's most historic spots.
Named for the late Joseph Pritchett, a professor for 42 years and Dean of Men at Sam Houston, Pritchett Field was the site of the university's earliest athletic competitions.
Since 2003 the facility has been home to the Sam Houston women’s soccer program. Pritchett Field has undergone a number of facility upgrades including a new scoreboard and an AstroTurf playing surface in 2012.
Long before Sam Houston started its soccer program, intercollegiate athletics in Huntsville found its home at the site of Pritchett Field.
Athletics arrived on the Sam Houston Normal Institute in the early years of the twentieth century - specifically baseball and football, both played on the recreational fields west of main campus.