Strathmore University Hockey Team

By | June 18, 2019

Strathmore University Hockey Team, Strathmore University women’s hockey team (Scorpions) are the new Lornah Sports hockey women wear brand ambassadors, through a strong collaboration by the university and the renowned athlete Lornah Kiplagat. Deeply rooted in Africa and with a passion for excellence, Lornah and Strathmore found a common ground to work together. To this end, Scorpions team will be the brand ambassadors of the luxury sports brand in Kenya and Africa.

Lornah, whose victories were outside the African continent, is now retired and has introduced a sports brand that provides the wearers with the feel of African spirit. With this endeavour, Lornah wanted to partner with a women’s sports team that has a character like hers and Strathmore University women’s hockey team fitted the bill. The team is not only intelligent and strong but also courageous taking professional clubs, and has over the years cemented itself as one of the best teams to come together to grow and build on each other’s strengths for mutual benefit.

“I started Lornah sports because the kits I would wear from other companies were not motivating. I admire Strathmore University’s seriousness with sports, that’s why I wanted to partner with them as my brand ambassadors,” said Lornah during the new kits launch.

Against all odds, despite living in a time and a culture with very limited opportunities, Lornah managed to start a strong career in athletics, becoming one of the best runners in the world, both on track and on the road. Saving her prize money for several years, and with a desire to change the next generation of Kenyan girls, Lornah founded the Lornah Kiplagat Sports Academy to give girls from all over Kenya the opportunity for the best possible combination between sport and education.

Strathmore University Dean of students, Mr. Paul Ochieng, explained the fact that the university is keen on partnering with individuals with similar interests/characters as those of the school, stating that Lornah was an excellent fit to the hockey team’s character. “At Strathmore we pride ourselves with recognizing our very own Kenyan brands. This is the 10th year of the Strathmore women’s hockey team and that is why this launch is special,” Paul stated.

The new hockey kits will be in two colours, jungle green and orange.

Some of Scorpions team highlights include;

2010; Kenya Hockey Premier League – 5th Position

2011; Kenya Hockey Premier League – Silver medalists

2012; Kenya Hockey Premier League – Silver medalists

        Africa Women Hockey Club Championship – 6th Position

2013; Kenya Hockey Premier League – Silver medalists

        Africa Women Hockey Club Championships – Silver medalists

2041; Kenya Hockey Premier League – Silver medalists

        Africa Women Hockey Club Championships – Silver medalists

2015; Kenya Hockey Premier League – Silver medalists. 

Strathmore University Gladiators claim Hockey League title

Strathmore University Gladiators on Sunday won the 2016 Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) men’s Premier League title.

The students dethroned champions Butali Sugar Warriors 3-0 on post-match penalties in the play-off final to bring the season to a dramatic finale at the City Park Stadium.

The match had to be completed on Sunday after heavy rains forced it to be abandoned on Saturday with the 18 minutes left to play and the sides locked at 1-1. With both sides unable to break the deadlock in 18 minutes yesterday, the teams headed to shootouts.

Strathmore substitute goalkeeper John Brown was the hero as he saved Zack Aura and Seth Oburu’s penalties, while Frank Wanangwe’s effort went wide.

The students on the other hand were clinical, converting through skipper Francis Kariuki, Dan Onyango and Derrick Kuloba, who scored the winning penalty to hand his side a famous victory.  Striker Festus Onyango sent his spot kick high in the sky.

Kuloba was embraced by his teammates’ after he scored past Butali goalkeeper Evanson Ngoya, and coach Meshack Senge knelt down for a prayer.

Senge said his team deserved the victory and praised his charges for showing hunger and desire to win the title.

“This is the best Christmas gift for the lads. We came back stronger in the second half on Saturday and the equaliser gave us the momentum. The last 18 minutes were a game of nerves. Neither side wanted to make any mistakes,” Senge said.

“We beat worthy opponents and I think we were kept our calm and were able to keep them at bay. We used our strengths to win the match.”

Congratulations to the Gladiators team.