Field Hockey Season Recap


The team after a 4-1 win at Magruder HS

Varsity field hockey finished with a 4a��8 record under the wing of new head coach Ray Trail. Despite their losing record, this year’s team has improved tremendously compared to the 2014 team that only won one game.

“The season went a lot better than expected and we have showed steady improvement throughout the year” junior Sarah DeYoung said. “Our communication has improved as a team and we continue to work better offensively.”

Despite the departure of five seniors, Trail and other players all seem to have high expectations for next season. Next year, they plan on having a roster of eight seniors.

“The more they do in the off-season the better balanced we will be headed into next year. We hope to continue to make progress like we did this season,” Trail said.

Trail encourages the players to work on their conditioning throughout the school year and over the summer. He is also hoping to get them signed up for summer leagues and clinics while studying the sport himself to improve his coaching skills.

“I’m hoping the girls will remain excited and interested in field hockey. That will help motivate them to get better individually, and in turn, as a team,” Trail said.

The Lady Rams lost 1-0 to Damascus HS in their first round of playoffs. Despite the loss, the team still showed improvement from their regular season game against Damascus HS.

“We were shut out against Damascus earlier in the season [4-0], but while we played well, we feel the score should have been a lot closer. We played them again first round of playoffs and only lost to them 1-0. It ended up being our best game of our season and we were all proud to end on that note,” junior captain Maggie Reese said.

The team after a 4-1 win at Magruder HS
The team after a 4-1 win at Magruder HS