We saw some outstanding field hockey, teamwork, and coaching. LCL continues to be a guiding force for the sport and an inspiring example for its’ athletes. They are obviously doing something right. For example, in their inaugural fall season, the Loudoun County League facilitated the play of 187 athletes. Impressive start. In their inaugural spring season, 262 field hockey players participated. Unbelievable growth. This fall 338 players gave it their all at practices, clinics, and games. Oh, and in between, they were an integral part of getting field hockey in Loudoun schools. Phenomenal.
Let’s continue with some more exciting news. Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, LCL was able to purchase field hockey goals at an unbelievable price. Real goals! Picture that beautiful sound the ball will now make when you score. Thank you once again to the wonderful LCL Board for their quick decision making and thoughtful purchase to make playing field hockey in Loudoun that much better.
Lastly, this fall was the first season for our clinics held on Tuesday nights. We would like to thank all of our goal keeper and beginner, intermediate, and elite players for coming out and working hard. It is difficult after a long day of school, homework, and other sports to come out and play from 8-9:30 at night, but our participants did a wonderful job. It was a joy to coach them and watch them grow as athletes!
Varsity: Loudoun County
Dominion Varsity finished in second and Briar Woods took third.
Junior Varsity: Stone Bridge
Potomac Falls finished in second.
End of Season Awards
Congratulations to the following players and coach for their season awards.
First Team: Sara Davis, Sydney Krieger, Emma Nugent, Jensen Bury, Lindsey Eller, Raegan Sullivan, Abby Asuncion, Isabel Thompson, Stephanie Harris, Grace Yacura, Allyson Lynch, Jordan Pourhashemi, Shea McHenry, Callie Henderson, Kirsten Ziviello, Simi Kala, Anna Bethel, and GK Emma Ryan.
Second Team: Emma Logue, Sophia Thompson, Tia Stajkowski, Adare McCann, Jordan Treleven, Nicole Apintiloaiei, Nathalie Groot, Josephine Robson, Ashley Mattson, Natalie Brennan, Kiki Dunlap, Katelyn Ready, Grace Hooper, Becca Lipschultz, Kathryn Fink, and GK Hannah Johnston.
Honorable Mentions: Annie Dunlap, Serena Farmer, Catherine Renick, Gaby Febles, Ellie Daniels, Devon Tirella, Nora Dale Jackson, Ayshah Obaid, Reagan Cosker, Adriana Apintiloaiei, and GK Kate Ritterpusch.
Most Valuable Player: Stephanie Harris
Rookie of the Year: Molly DeCarli
Leadership: Nicole Apintiloaiei
Team Sportsmanship: Tuscarora
Coach of the Year: Gary Yacura