Fields of Excellence

Field of Excellence

Every athletic field has a story to tell. It may be the great rivalry game twenty years ago. Maybe it was the year the conference championships were hosted on it. Or, maybe it's the care given to it by dedicated professionals or volunteers throughout a year.

At Pioneer Athletics we are proud to salute the men and women who work hard to make game day a special day by producing an exceptional field of play.

Past Fields of Excellence® Winners:

Fields of ExcellencePioneer Athletics has announced 83 winners of their 2013 Fields of Excellence® awards. Faced with tightened budgets and being asked to do more with less, the field crews of these schools and organizations exemplified team work and dedication in 2013.

Scholarship Winners

Award Recipients

Fields of ExcellencePioneer Athletics has announced 73 winners of their 2012 Fields of Excellence® awards. Faced with tightened budgets and being asked to do more with less, the field crews of these schools and organizations exemplified team work and dedication in 2012.

Scholarship Winners

Award Recipients

Fields of ExcellencePioneer Athletics has announced 91 winners of their 2011 Fields of Excellence® awards. Faced with tightened budgets and being asked to do more with less, the field crews of these schools and organizations exemplified team work and dedication in 2011.

Scholarship Winners

Award Recipients

Fields of ExcellencePioneer Athletics has announced 76 winners of their 2010 Fields of Excellence® awards. Faced with tightened budgets and being asked to do more with less, the field crews of these schools and organizations exemplified team work and dedication in 2010.

Scholarship Winners

Award Recipients

Fields of ExcellencePioneer Athletics proudly announces the winners of the 2009 Fields of Excellence® Award. All 57 fields displayed the originality and creativity that Pioneer was looking for. Each recipient will be awarded a certificate of recognition and a Fields of Excellence® banner.

Scholarship Winners

Award Recipients

2008 Field of Excellence Award Winners

Field of ExcellenceMarch 23, 2009

Pioneer Athletics proudly announces the winners of the 2008 Field of Excellence Award. These 38 outstanding fields and athletic complexes represent universities, high schools, recreation and athletic clubs from around the country:

Each of the winning fields displayed the originality and creativity that Pioneer was looking for. Each recipient will be awarded a certificate of recognition and a Field of Excellence banner. In addition, Benton Harbor High School and Grassfield High School were selected as this year's scholarship winners. These two schools will be awarded a $500 scholarship given to the student-athlete of their choice.

Pioneer understands that excellence in athletic field maintenance often goes unrecognized and unappreciated. The Field of Excellence Award Program honors outstanding athletic fields and their hard working field crews who diligently maintain them. The Field of Excellence Award Program was established in 1998 and has honored over 315 fields since its creation.

Pioneer - The nation's leading developer and manufacturer of athletic field marking paints and striping equipment. Our line-up of natural and synthetic field paints, antimicrobial coatings, striping machines, high-quality stencils and athletic accessories are used by over 25,000 high schools, colleges and professional athletic organizations throughout North America. No matter what level your field of play is on, Pioneer will make it look like a champion.

2007 Field of Excellence Award Winners

Field of ExcellenceMarch 23, 2008

Pioneer Athletics proudly announces the winners of the 2007 Field of Excellence Award. These outstanding fields and athletic complexes represent universities, high schools, recreation and athletic clubs from around the country:

  • Aplington-Parkersburg High School Parkersburg, IA
  • Brockway Area School District Brockway, PA
  • Brookfield Local Schools Brookfield, OH
  • Christian Academy of Louisville Louisville, KY
  • City of Chesterfield Chesterfield, MO
  • Edwardsburg Public Schools Edwardsburg, MI
  • Elwood USD #486 Elwood, KS
  • Fremont High School Fremont, IN
  • Genoa-Kingston High School CUSD #424 Genoa, IL
  • Hamilton High School Hamilton, MS
  • Lakewood Public Schools Lake Odessa, MI
  • Lakota High School Kansas, OH
  • Lancaster Central Schools Lancaster, NY
  • Neuqua Valley High School Naperville, IL
  • Oak Forest High School Oak Forest, IL
  • Reicher Catholic High School Waco, TX
  • St. Paul's Episcopal School Mobile, AL
  • Trenton Public Schools Trenton, MI
  • Troy Buchanan High School Troy, MO
  • Victor Central Schools Victor, NY
  • Virginia Tech University Blacksburg, VA
  • Wayne Hills High School Wayne, NJ

2006 Field of Excellence Award Winners

Field of ExcellenceMarch 23, 2007

Pioneer Athletics proudly announces the winners of the 2006 Field of Excellence Award. These outstanding fields and athletic complexes represent universities, high schools, recreation and athletic clubs from around the country:

  • Sebastian River High School Sebastian, FL - Scholarship Winner
  • Tomball Independent School District Tomball, TX - Scholarship Winner
  • Armwood High School Seffner, FL
  • Bartram Trail High School Saint Johns, FL
  • Berkmar High School Liburn, GA
  • Buffalo Grove High School Buffalo Grove, IL
  • City of Bloomfield Parks & Recreation Bloomfield, NM
  • Fremont High School Fremont, IN
  • The Hunterdon Huskies Field Crew Glen Gardner, NJ
  • The McCallie School Chattanooga, TN
  • Minerva High School Minerva, OH
  • Minster High School Minster, OH
  • Mount Union College Alliance, OH
  • Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO
  • Patrick Henry High School Hamler, OH
  • Reicher Catholic High School Waco, TX
  • South Bend Comm. Schools-Jackson Field South Bend, IN
  • Texas Military Institure San Antonio, TX
  • Trenton High School Trenton, MI
  • Vangard High School Ocala, FL
  • Vidor High School Vidor, TX
  • Virginia Tech University Blackburg, VA
  • West Alleghany High School Imperial, PA
  • West Sioux High School Hawarden, IA
  • Woodmore High School Elmore, OH
  • York High School Elmhurst, IL

Each of the winning fields displayed the originality and creativity that Pioneer was looking for. Each recipient will be awarded a certificate of recognition and a Field of Excellence banner. In addition, Sebastian River High School and Tomball Independent School District were selected as this year's scholarship winners. These two schools will be awarded a $500 scholarship given to the student-athlete of their choice.

Pioneer understands that excellence in athletic field maintenance often goes unrecognized and unappreciated. The Field of Excellence Award Program honors outstanding athletic fields and their hard working field crews who diligently maintain them. The Field of Excellence Award Program was established in 1998 and has honored over 315 fields since its creation.

Pioneer - The nation's leading developer and manufacturer of athletic field marking paints and striping equipment. Our line-up of natural and synthetic field paints, antimicrobial coatings, striping machines, high-quality stencils and athletic accessories are used by over 25,000 high schools, colleges and professional athletic organizations throughout North America. No matter what level your field of play is on, Pioneer will make it look like a champion.

2005 Field of Excellence Award Winners

Field of ExcellenceMarch 23, 2006

Pioneer Athletics proudly announces the winners of the 2005 Field of Excellence Award. These outstanding fields and athletic complexes represent universities, high schools, recreation and athletic clubs from around the country:

  • Edwardsburg Public Schools Edwardsburg, MI - Scholarship Winner
  • Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney - Scholarship Winner
  • Angola High School Angola, IN
  • City of Bloomfield Parks & Recreation Bloomfield, NM
  • City of O'Fallon - T.R. Hughes Ball Park O'Fallon, MO
  • City of Plymouth - Recreation Department Plymouth, MI
  • Fenton Community High School Bansenville, IL
  • Fremont High School Fremont, IN
  • Clearview High School Lorain, OH
  • Grand Saline I.S.D. Grand Saline, TX
  • John Marshall High School Glendale, WV
  • Lawrence University Appleton, WI
  • Mineola I.S.D. Mineola, TX
  • Pittston Area School District Yatesville, PA
  • Polson High School Polson, MT
  • Portland High School Portland, MI
  • The Richard Stockton College Pomona, NJ
  • Thurston High School Redford, MI
  • Tinley Park High School Tinley Park, IL
  • Trenton Public Schools Trenton, MI
  • Valley Mills I.S.D. Valley Mills, TX
  • Xavier High School Appleton, WI

Each of the winning fields displayed the originality and creativity that Pioneer was looking for. Each recipient will be awarded a certificate of recognition and a Field of Excellence banner. In addition, Edwardsburg Public Schools and Hampden-Sydney College were selected as this year's scholarship winners. These two schools will be awarded a $500 scholarship given to the student-athlete of their choice.

Pioneer understands that excellence in athletic field maintenance often goes unrecognized and unappreciated. The Field of Excellence Award Program honors outstanding athletic fields and their hard working field crews who diligently maintain them. The Field of Excellence Award Program was established in 1998 and has honored over 315 fields since its creation.

Pioneer - The nation's leading developer and manufacturer of athletic field marking paints and striping equipment. Our line-up of natural and synthetic field paints, antimicrobial coatings, striping machines, high-quality stencils and athletic accessories are used by over 25,000 high schools, colleges and professional athletic organizations throughout North America. No matter what level your field of play is on, Pioneer will make it look like a champion.

2004 Field of Excellence Award Winners

Field of ExcellenceMarch 23, 2005

Pioneer Athletics proudly announces the winners of the 2004 Field of Excellence Award. These outstanding fields and athletic complexes represent universities, high schools, recreation and athletic clubs from around the country:

  • Quincy Public Schools Quincy, IL
  • Florala High School Florala, AL
  • Thornton Fractional North High School Calumet City, IL
  • Fremont High School Fremont, IN
  • Seaman U.S.D. #345 Topeka, KS
  • McCallie School Chattanooga, TN
  • Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH
  • Captain Municipal Schools Captain, NM
  • Clifton Central Community High School Unit 4 Clifton, IL
  • Casady School Oklahoma City, OK
  • Stonehill College Easton, MA
  • North Olmsted Soccer Organization (NOSO) North Olmsted, OH
  • Farragut Community Schools Farragut, IA
  • West Ashley High School North Chaleston, SC
  • Reicher Catholic High School Waco, TX
  • Shaker Hieghts City Schools Shaker Heights, OH
  • Arcanum High School Arcanum, OH
  • City of Fairview Park's Recreation Department Fairview Park, OH
  • Somersworth High School Somersworth, NH
  • Angleton I.S.D. Angleton, TX
  • City of Napoleon Parks and Recreation Youth Football Napoleon, OH
  • Hayesville High School Hayesville, NC
  • Fort Worth I.S.D. Fort Worth, TX
  • Gaffney High School Gaffney, SC
  • Ohio Northern University Ada, OH
  • Centerville High School Centerville, OH
  • Lincoln County High School Fayetteville, TN

2003 Field of Excellence Award Winners

Field of ExcellenceMarch 23, 2004

Pioneer Athletics proudly announces the winners of the 2003 Field of Excellence Award. These outstanding fields and athletic complexes represent universities, high schools, recreation and athletic clubs from around the country:

  • Bonnebille High School Ogden, UT
  • Glenbard North High School Carol Stream, IL
  • Rich Township High School Olympia Fields, IL
  • Lockney High School Lockney, TX
  • East Aurora High School Aurora, IL
  • Charleston County School District North Charleston, SC
  • Florala High School Florala, AL
  • Fountainbleau High School Mandeville, LA
  • Rains Independent School District Henrietta, NY
  • Texas A & M University College Station, TX
  • Pace High School Pace, FL
  • Rush Henrietta Central School District Henrieeta, NY
  • Fremont High School Fremont, IN
  • Lawrence University Appleton, WI
  • University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
  • New Fairfield High School Football Field New Fairfield CT
  • Southwestern Randolph High School Asheboro, NC

2002 Field of Excellence Award Winners

Field of ExcellenceMarch 23, 2003

Pioneer Athletics proudly announces the winners of the 2002 Field of Excellence Award. These outstanding fields and athletic complexes represent universities, high schools, recreation and athletic clubs from around the country:

  • Portland High School Portland, MI
  • Glenbard East High School Lombard, IL
  • Plymouth Community Culture Center Plymouth, MI
  • East Jackson Trojans Jackson, MI
  • Baker High School Baker City, OR
  • Saginaw Valley State University University Center, MI
  • Sayre Public Schools Sayre, OK
  • Dundee-Crown High School Carpenterville, IL
  • Thurston High School Redford, MI
  • Angola High School Angola, IN
  • University of Redlands Redlands, CA
  • Fremont High School Fremont, IL
  • The Westminster Schools Atlanta, GA

2001 Field of Excellence Award Winners

Field of ExcellenceMarch 23, 2002

Pioneer Athletics proudly announces the winners of the 2001 Field of Excellence Award. These outstanding fields and athletic complexes represent universities, high schools, recreation and athletic clubs from around the country:

  • Corning Painted Post Painted Post, NY
  • Portland High School Portland, MI
  • Cookeville High School Cookesville, TN
  • Lakeland High School Legrange, IN
  • Rockhill School District Rock Hill, SC
  • Booneville High School Ogden, UT
  • Warren County Warren, PA
  • Wapsie Valley High School Fairbank, IA
  • Rogers ISD Rogers, TX
  • Williamsburg City Willamsburg, KY
  • Hinsdale South High School Darien, IL
  • Fremont High School Fremont, IN
  • Thurston High School Redford, MI
  • Waller I.S.D Waller, TX
  • Syracuse High School Syracuse, NE
  • Monticello Comm SD #25 Monicello,IL
  • Freeland High School Freeland, MI
  • Glenbard West High School Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Hastings Public Schools Hastings, NE
  • Troy Memorial Stadium Troy, OH
  • Glenbard North High School Carol Stream, IL
  • Hermiston High School Hermiston, OR
  • Vinton High School Vinton, LA
  • Rock Springs High School Rock Springs, WY
  • Fruitport Comm. School Fruitport, MI
  • East Haven Parks Dept. East Haven, CT
  • Saint John's High School Shrewsbury, MA
  • Lorain City Schools Lorain, OH
  • Michigan City Schools Michigan City, IN
  • Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
  • Town of Kernersville Kernersville, NC
  • Marcellus High School Marcellus, MI
  • Angola High School Angola, IN
  • Tingley Park Tingley Park, IL
  • Gleason High School Gleason, TN
  • Lorain City Schools Lorain, OH
  • Durango High School Durango, CO

2000 Field of Excellence Award Winners

Field of ExcellenceMarch 23, 2001

Pioneer Athletics proudly announces the winners of the 2000 Field of Excellence Award. These outstanding fields and athletic complexes represent universities, high schools, recreation and athletic clubs from around the country:

  • Carl Sandburgh High School Orlando Park, IL
  • Glenbard North High School Carol Stream, IL
  • AA Stagg High School Palos Hills, IL
  • Unit 5 Normal Comm. High School Normal, IL
  • Baugo Comm. Schools Elkhart, IL
  • Indian Prairie S.D. Aurora, IL
  • Thornwood High School South Holland, IL
  • Logan Sport High School LoganSport, IN
  • Fruitport Comm. School Fruitport, MI
  • Tinley Park Tingley Park, IL
  • Boyden-Hull Null, IA
  • Angola High School Angola, IN
  • Lake Zurich Lake Zurich, IL
  • City of Winter Springs Winter Springs, FL
  • Mogadore Local Schools Mogadore, OH
  • Atlee High School Mechansville, VA
  • Union City Comm. Union City, MI
  • Fremont Community Schools Fremont, IN
  • McComb High School McComb, OH
  • Vandalia-Butler High School Vandalia, OH

Each of the winning fields displayed the originality and creativity that Pioneer was looking for. Each recipient will be awarded a certificate of recognition and a Field of Excellence banner. In addition, Mogadore Local Schools and Tinley Park High School were selected as this year's scholarship winners. These two schools will be awarded a $500 scholarship given to the student-athlete of their choice.

Pioneer understands that excellence in athletic field maintenance often goes unrecognized and unappreciated. The Field of Excellence Award Program honors outstanding athletic fields and their hard working field crews who diligently maintain them. The Field of Excellence Award Program was established in 1998 and has honored over 315 fields since its creation.

Pioneer - The nation's leading developer and manufacturer of athletic field marking paints and striping equipment. Our line-up of natural and synthetic field paints, antimicrobial coatings, striping machines, high-quality stencils and athletic accessories are used by over 25,000 high schools, colleges and professional athletic organizations throughout North America. No matter what level your field of play is on, Pioneer will make it look like a champion.

1999 Field of Excellence Award Winners

Field of ExcellenceMarch 23, 2000

Pioneer Athletics proudly announces the winners of the 1999 Field of Excellence Award. These outstanding fields and athletic complexes represent universities, high schools, recreation and athletic clubs from around the country:

  • St. Mary's Preparatory Orchard Lake, MI
  • Warsaw Community Schools Warsaw, IN
  • Genoa High School Genoa, NE
  • Benton Harbor High School Benton Harbor, MI
  • South Fayette Township High School McDonald, PA
  • Angola High School Angola, IN
  • Fairless High School Navarre, OH
  • Lebanon Valley College Annville, PA
  • Brighton Area Schools Brighton, MI
  • Wayne High School Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Grove City High School Grove City, OH
  • Lake Zurich Comm. School District Lake Zurich, IL
  • The Iowa Cubs Des Moines, IA
  • Gaffney Senior High Gaffney, SC
  • Tinley Park High School Tinley Park, IL
  • Peru High School Peru, IN
  • La Porte Community School Corp: Kesling Park, Kiwanis Field & Schreiber Field La Porte, IN
  • Thronridge High School Dolton, IL
  • Spring Lake Schools Spring Lake, MI
  • Jackson Township Parks & Recreation Massillon, OH
  • Birmingham Public Schools Birmingham, MI

Each of the winning fields displayed the originality and creativity that Pioneer was looking for. Each recipient will be awarded a certificate of recognition and a Field of Excellence banner. In addition, Gaffney Senior High School and Brighton Area Schools were selected as this year's scholarship winners. These two schools will be awarded a $500 scholarship given to the student-athlete of their choice.

Pioneer understands that excellence in athletic field maintenance often goes unrecognized and unappreciated. The Field of Excellence Award Program honors outstanding athletic fields and their hard working field crews who diligently maintain them. The Field of Excellence Award Program was established in 1998 and has honored over 315 fields since its creation.

Pioneer - The nation's leading developer and manufacturer of athletic field marking paints and striping equipment. Our line-up of natural and synthetic field paints, antimicrobial coatings, striping machines, high-quality stencils and athletic accessories are used by over 25,000 high schools, colleges and professional athletic organizations throughout North America. No matter what level your field of play is on, Pioneer will make it look like a champion.

1998 Field of Excellence Award Winners

Field of ExcellenceMarch 23, 1999

Pioneer Athletics proudly announces the winners of the 1998 Field of Excellence Award. These outstanding fields and athletic complexes represent universities, high schools, recreation and athletic clubs from around the country:

  • East Lyme High School East Lyme, CT
  • Woodland High School Woodland, CA
  • St. Amant High School St. Amant, LA
  • Clinton High School Clinton, OK
  • Oxford Academy & Central School Oxford, NY
  • Thorton Township High School South Holland, IL
  • Angola High School Angola, IN
  • Fremont High School Fremont, IN
  • Portage High School Portage, IN
  • Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo, MI
  • Winterset High School Winterset, IA
  • Centerville High School Centerville, IA
  • New Mexico School for the Deaf Santa Fe, NM
  • Midwood High School Brooklyn, NY
  • Rock Springs High School Rock Springs, WY
  • South Park School District South Park, PA
  • Alice ISD Alice, TX
  • American University Washington, DC
  • Austin Public School Austin, MN
  • Bonneville High School Ogden, UT
  • Larry A. Ryle High School Union, KY
  • Grain Valley High School Grain Valley, MO
  • Gaffney High School Blackburg, SC
  • Brighton Area Schools Brighton, MI
  • Fitchburg High School (Crocker Field) Fitchburg, MA
  • East Providence Rec Dept. East Providence, RI
  • Middlebury College Middlebury, VT
  • Shaker High School Shaker Heights, OH
  • Miamisburg High School Miamisburg, OH
  • Oakwood High School Dayton, OH
  • Hudson Local Schools Hudsoon, OH

Each of the winning fields displayed the originality and creativity that Pioneer was looking for. Each recipient will be awarded a certificate of recognition and a Field of Excellence banner. In addition, East Lyme High School and Thorton Township High School were selected as this year's scholarship winners. These two schools will be awarded a $500 scholarship given to the student-athlete of their choice.

Pioneer understands that excellence in athletic field maintenance often goes unrecognized and unappreciated. The Field of Excellence Award Program honors outstanding athletic fields and their hard working field crews who diligently maintain them. The Field of Excellence Award Program was established in 1998 and has honored over 315 fields since its creation.

Pioneer - The nation's leading developer and manufacturer of athletic field marking paints and striping equipment. Our line-up of natural and synthetic field paints, antimicrobial coatings, striping machines, high-quality stencils and athletic accessories are used by over 25,000 high schools, colleges and professional athletic organizations throughout North America. No matter what level your field of play is on, Pioneer will make it look like a champion.

1997 Field of Excellence Award Winners

Field of ExcellenceMarch 23, 1998

Pioneer Athletics proudly announces the winners of the 1997 Field of Excellence Award. These outstanding fields and athletic complexes represent universities, high schools, recreation and athletic clubs from around the country:

  • Emmerich Manual Indianapolis, IN
  • Bremen High School Midlothian, IL
  • Tinley Park High School Tinley Park, IL
  • East Noble High School Kendallville, IN
  • Fremont High School Fremont, IN
  • La Porte High School La Porte, IN
  • Marcellus Comm. School Marcellus, MI
  • Niles Comm. Schools Niles, MI
  • Minooka High School Minooka, IL
  • Pendleton School District Pendleton, OR
  • Alice High School Alice, TX
  • University of Houston Houston, TX
  • Palmetto High School Palmetto, FL
  • Kirkwood Soccer Club New Castle, DE
  • Sparta Recreation Department Sparta, WI
  • Grove City High School Grove City, OH
  • Johnstown High School Johnstown, OH
  • Grand Forks Public School Grand Forks, ND
  • Covington High School Covington, OH
  • Middletown/Monroe City Schools Middletown, OH
  • Shawnee Local Schools Lima, OH
  • City of Twinsburg Twinsburg, OH
  • City of Winter Springs Winter Springs, FL
  • Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School St. Louis, MO