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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,