The Voice

Field hockey team gets ready for upcoming season

The+field+hockey+team+discusses+the+game+plan+right+before+the+start+of+their+first+contest.
The field hockey team discusses the game plan right before the start of their first contest.

The field hockey team discusses the game plan right before the start of their first contest.

Courtesy of Heather Suraci

Courtesy of Heather Suraci

The field hockey team discusses the game plan right before the start of their first contest.

Ty Kang, Staff writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






With the start of the school year on the horizon, that can only mean one thing: field hockey season. The Lady Raiders are trying to bounce back from a 5-13 campaign last season. The team has a host of new, young players who can hopefully make an impact this year alongside the veteran girls on the squad.

“Returning players Nicole Fortunato, Amanda Donnelly, Payton Altman, Katie Kozimbo and Jena Myers will surely bring their experience and game knowledge to the table this season,” head coach Jennifer Puritz said.

Along with their returning talent, they have two new sophomores hoping to make a difference. Despite being the only sophomores playing varsity level competition, they girls were placed on the team for a reason.

“We are very excited to have some new sophomores on the varsity team this year,” Puritz said. “Both Olivia Halverson and Heather Suraci will be an asset to this team for the next few years.”

With 11 seniors graduating, most of the team had to find their new strengths. However, this was not the case for the defensive line, who is returning most of their players. Juniors Emily Chu and Jena Myers, and senior Cassidy Bayer are all key assets to the team.

“I think one of our main strengths this year is our defensive line,” Chu said. “We have a lot of experienced players at those positions.”

Puritz and the Raiders hope to get redemption from last yea’rs defeats. She is not too worried about a certain opponent, but wants to get revenge against teams that got the best of them.

We have a bit of a tough schedule this season, but always look forward to playing teams that have beat us in the past,” Puritz said. “Hopefully, the team will use their past experiences to fuel their desire to play hard.”

The Raiders hope to start the season off strong against a very good Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers team.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Field hockey team gets ready for upcoming season

    Showcase

    Sophomores Shine at PA Lights Fest

  • Field hockey team gets ready for upcoming season

    Showcase

    Noah V. Kubacki: the best dressed kid in school

  • Field hockey team gets ready for upcoming season

    Showcase

    The Rockin’ Raiders bring joy and passion to Raider sidelines

  • Field hockey team gets ready for upcoming season

    Showcase

    Boys soccer remains unbeaten through first seven

  • Field hockey team gets ready for upcoming season

    Showcase

    New student teachers hit the halls at HHS

  • Field hockey team gets ready for upcoming season

    News

    The dynamic duo of Zavacki and Iyer publish article

  • Field hockey team gets ready for upcoming season

    News

    HHS revolutionizes music technology with new iMacs and Logic Pro X

  • Field hockey team gets ready for upcoming season

    Reviews

    Apple releases Iphone XS

  • Field hockey team gets ready for upcoming season

    News

    Class of 2022 campaign for class cabinet positions

  • Field hockey team gets ready for upcoming season

    Sports Showcase

    HHS gymnastics storms to 5th straight Somerset County title

The student news site of Hillsborough High School
Field hockey team gets ready for upcoming season