Field Hockey attempts to live up to previous years success


Photo by: Alyssa Albers

After Girls Field Hockey ended last fall with a loss against Cranbrook in the semi-finals of the state tournament, the team had a difficult question to answer: How could they replace the talent lost due to the seniors graduating?

“We lost some really good players last year,” Stav Okanin ‘23 said.

Girls Field Hockey has been extremely successful in the past few seasons, and there is some uncertainty as to whether this year’s team can keep the momentum of previous seasons going this year with this loss of talent.

“We’ve had really really strong seasons the past two years so I think it is going to be hard to top them,” Ava Borak ‘23 said.

Luckily for the team, there are some new members of the team who were brought up from Junior Varsity and have helped to fill gaps on the team.

“We’ve had some good people pulled up to Varsity, so we’re working on getting the new Varsity players more experience,” Borak said.

The team is also bolstered by the experience and leadership of its veteran players, who’ve had to take on an even bigger role this year with last year’s seniors leaving.

“Our captains are our best players—Brecken Winkel, Ava Borak, and Makenna Gessner,” Anna Loos ‘23 said.

So far this season has gotten off to a decent start, with the team’s current record currently at 3-3; but they’ll need to put in a lot of work to reach their lofty goals.

“We still have our eyes on states,” Borak said.

However, with the grit and determination of the team that has been reflected by how much effort they put in on a daily basis, their goals are far from unattainable.

“One word I would use [to describe the team] is determined,” Reiley Hoefer ‘23 said.