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After winning Preps and the Non-Public A Championships last year, among many other accomplishments, Big Blue returns one of its strongest teams in recent history, and looks to once again advance to the Meet of Champions.

Led by captains Josie Jahng '19, Margot Present '19, and Avery Didden '19, this season's team is seven seniors strong and looking to improve upon their winning record last year.

Big Blue Beat: Varsity Field Hockey

By Madeline Skapper '20


Head Coach: Julie Delinsky

Last season's highlights: Led by captains Myla Stovall '18—who will be playing for Wesleyan University this fall—Josie Cummings '18, and Jenny Coyne '18, the 2017-18 Girls' Varsity Field Hockey Team had a successful season finishing with a 12-8-1 record. The team defeated conference rival Ridge all three times they faced them and played well against other Top 20 state-ranked teams such as Hunterdon Central, Warren Hills, and Voorhees.

What to watch for this season:

• Led by captains Josie Jahng '19—who committed to play field hockey at Yale University—Margot Present '19,  and Avery Didden '19, the team is seven seniors strong and looking forward to a competitive season.

• Combining individual talent to create a cohesive team is Coach Delinksy's goal this season, as they look to improve their overall record. She is excited for the games against Ridge, Bridgewater-Raritan, and Warren Hills to see the improvement the team has made since last year.

• Preparation for the season and team bonding began when the team attended World Camp USA at Swarthmore College from July 14-17. The team will begin preseason training on August 13 and over the summer will be playing together weekly including strength and conditioning twice a week. Their first game is scheduled for September 6, against Montgomery.

Full-court press:
"As I enter my second year coaching the team, I want to continue spreading my passion for field hockey and love for the game. I enjoyed getting to know the girls last season and I am excited to continue working with them and seeing them improve. I want to make sure that every player reaches their full potential and, as a cohesive unit, that we are putting individual talent together to support each other as a team." —Head Coach Julie Delinsky

Andrea Dawson, Senior Writer,