Pat Paterson Fields Home of the Piper men's soccer, women's soccer, and fastpitch softball teams Pat Paterson Fields provides a valuable home-field advantage as well as a superb playing surface. The fields' state-of-the-art irrigation and natural turf system allows for extensive use for varsity games, athletic practices, and physical education classes. Pat Garletz Paterson '30 taught physical education at Hamline for more than 40 years, teaching every sport except football. She was included in the 1966-68 edition of “Who’s Who in American Women” and was honored as the first woman inducted into Hamline’s Athletic Hall of Fame. For more than 60 years Pat supported Hamline as a student, an educator, and alumna. She died in 1996, leaving her estate to Hamline. The fields were named to honor her legacy. The fastpitch softball field is named for Helen Kreutz Meredith, a 1935 Hamline graduate of Hamline. Meredith returned to Hamline as part of the health and physical education staff from 1938-45.