Sticking together for the season

Varsity field hockey trains for the new school year


Lamara Allen

The varsity girls field hockey team prepared for the season by practicing over summer. Being on the team can be a large time commitment, even over summer, due to the amount of time that players spend practicing their skills.

Last year the varsity field hockey team won the majority of their games and even beat Yorktown High School twice. In addition, they had a victory over Langley High School,  which the team has always found to be one of their toughest competitors. Although they made it to the Liberty District Championship and had a strong game, they lost in overtime; they are hoping to make a comeback this season beginning with their summer training. In the summer, they practice twice a day for about five hours in total, often starting as early as 5:45 a.m. “Though lots of practice can seem difficult, it’s necessary for our team to work together and improve our game,” senior Lamara Allen, the recipient of the team’s most improved award last year, said. “Our team also bonds more with each practice, and it creates a sense of community.”