Field Hockey Teams Train Hard

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Field hockey player, Erin Lee ’18 lunges in to get the ball.

By Lucas Lee ’21

The varsity field hockey team is undefeated with a 8-0 record.  They are undefeated and haven’t given up any points this season.  The team has had numerous shutout games but are still trying to make improvements.

The Wolverines play in the Sunset League in which they play league teams twice and non-league teams once.  After a successful six games in non-league, they are preparing for league.

“We are undefeated because we work really hard, we care about improving every game and we don’t care about individual stats,” Goalie Caitlyn Dovel ‘21 said.

The junior varsity team is 3-3-1.  They are happy with their performance but want to do better.

When it came to making improvements midseason.  “We are practicing to do better and I feel like [the team is] motivated to do better,” Forward Penny Juarez ‘21 said.

Practices involve drills on passing and cardio.  They are working on ball movement because it is key to their offense and scoring.  “The most difficult part of practice is running,” Mid Sarah Maniscalco ‘21 said.

Despite the arduous practices, she said, “I have fun learning from older people on the team and learning their skills…. We are focused and really care about each other.  We have fun nicknames like T-sway, Twilight and Nicolee-Olee-Olee” Mid Maniscalco said.

“The team is very upbeat, bright, and extremely, energetic.  Most of the team is very big on dancing and blasting loud music wherever we go, and there is always a good atmosphere around us.  I’d also say that we are one of the closest teams on and off the field; we’re all pretty good friends, so we work really well together on the field,” Defense Iris Huang ‘21 said.

The freshman team is 0-2.  Despite the rough start they are working on improvements.  The young team is growing and gaining experience.  The atmosphere is different than the middle school setting, but they are adjusting to it.

“I really enjoy the team.  I feel like I thrive in the team atmosphere.  The coaches are also really caring and are there for me.  In all, it is very supportive and I love the facilities.” said Midfielder Scarlett Heyes ‘21

 

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