In addition to remembering September 11, 2001, this year's speakers offered their perspectives on uncertainty, trust, integrity in the classroom, and the importance of accuracy.
By Aarav Vaidya '24
Head Coach: Julia Martinez
Last season's highlights:
Last year's Field Hockey Team (2-10-1), led by captains Carolyn Coyne '21 and Kaitlyn Devito '22, placed 14th in the Skyland Conference. One of the biggest challenges presented for the team last year was the health and safety of the players, as contact tracing and COVID-19 protocols were certainly an issue. Luckily, the team was able to play most of its games and placed 4th in its division.
What to watch for this season:
● This season's team will be led by Kaitlyn Devito '22, Anna Riley '22, and Katie Miller '22.
● The team will continue to strengthen their foundational skills, such as trapping the ball and stick-to-stick passing.
● This season, however, they will place a particular emphasis on developing their 3D skills, such as pops, flicks, and aerials, as well as their reverse-stick skills.
● Coach Martinez will also direct the team to strengthen their offensive corner play and, hopefully, have each corner result in a goal.
● The first regular-season game will be on September 9 against Bridgewater Raritan High School.
● This season, even with the team's big goals of becoming conference champions and contending for the NJSIAA Non-Public A Title, Coach Martinez also hopes to develop skills and knowledge of the game as well as create an inclusive environment where all players feel welcome and have fun.
"This season, we are looking to our captains and seniors to lead the team both on and off the field. We hope our younger players follow their examples throughout tough drills and challenging games." —Head Coach Julia Martinez
Contact: Greg Waxberg '96, Communications Writer, Editor of The Pingry Review