Field hockey team low in numbers, strong in drive

September 4, 2015 — by Julia Miller and Vibha Seshadri

The upcoming season for the field hockey team includes several challenges. As of now, there are only five team members on JV field hockey, which is not enough to qualify as a team by itself. Varsity, on the other hand, appears to be entering the season strong.

Head coach: Lifon Huynh

2014-2015 season record: 11-2

2014-2015 season recap: The girls excelled their regular season and qualified for CCS. They competed in CCS quarterfinals against Leland, but lost and placed third in their division.

Key additions: junior Sophie Parr

Key matchups: Los Gatos, Los Altos
Star players: junior Tina Miller and seniors Anne Rollison, Sabrina Clark and Erin Norris

Key losses: Christina Crolla, Bianca Oliveri, Abby Foss

League: Santa Clara Valley Athletic League, De Anza Division

The upcoming season for the field hockey team includes several challenges. Since only five new players have joined the team and seven have graduated, the girls currently have a shortage of players. As of now, there are only five team members on JV field hockey, which is not enough to qualify as a team by itself.  

Still, freshman Valentina Araya said, “We're probably going to be playing one man down, but we're hoping the JV team keeps going throughout the whole season.”

Varsity, on the other hand, appears to be entering the season strong. The goals for this season include making it far in CCS and beating Los Gatos. Six varsity players attended camps across the country over the summer and believe that with their new skills and team chemistry, this season will be a successful one. Their main concern is the amount of work the girls will have to do since there isn’t enough substitutes for the team.

“We don’t have a lot of subs this year, so we have to be more in shape,” Norris said. “But we are mostly all returning varsity players, and [we] are already really close, so we have really great team dynamic.”

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