Finish the Field Campaign

A good deal of time, planning and resources have changed our home field since the pioneers of Senator Soccer first played together five decades ago. In 2010, a concerted effort to renovate the on-campus athletic fields materialized and now the Allen Athletic Fields includes soccer match and practice fields as well as an expanded baseball outfield and new softball field.

Nuttall Field

Due to the heavier wear, poor soil conditions and drainage issues of the match soccer field, the College decided to install an all-weather synthetic turf soccer/lacrosse field at a cost of just under $600,000. With the help of a $250,000 lead gift and a $100,000 challenge that matched all new and additional gifts since May 17, 2013, the soccer alumni took up the challenge to Finish the Field!

All this came at a great time for our men's and women's teams. Over the past few years, they have consistently appeared in regional and national rankings and a growing number of student-athletes have received honors for their excellence at the conference, regional and national levels.

Follow the Project

Members of the Board of Trustees, D&E soccer alumni, current student-athletes, faculty and staff members and representatives of the local community joined for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate progress in the Finish the Field campaign on May 17, 2013. Construction of the field itself is complete. You can view the project on Flickr:

News Coverage


D&E has a rich tradition of success on the soccer field and the school is taking yet another step in building upon one of its hallmark and most storied athletic programs.

Davis & Elkins Breaks Ground on New Turf Field

With the new turf, rain and drainage problems would no longer be an issue, and would help improve the quality of play from the student-athletes.

"A Great Step"

Fifty-two years after serving as captain for the first men's soccer team at D&E, Gary Horvath hoisted a shovel and helped usher in a new era for the school's athletics program.

D&E Launching Lacrosse Program

D&E will celebrate not only the groundbreaking for a state-of-the-art athletic field, but also the launch of a men's and women's lacrosse program.

D&E Dedicates Nuttall Field

Nuttall Field was dedicated October 19, not as solely an athletic facility, but as an example of the teamwork and dedication that went into making it a reality.