FieldHockey

Alexis Mack

The 2016-2017 season showed some bright spots for the varsity field hockey team, with almost a .500 record, the key was that they never lost by much. Even though some games ended in a loss the team was able to hand with other teams in the county more than they had in previous years.  The team was coached by Nina Hagan this season, which was a change in coaching from the previous seaons. Coach Klopfer, the head coach for several years had a baby in August and had to leave the team. The team worked hard throughout the season, and despite the challenging schedule the team won more games than last year. The season was capped off with a win against Damascus, which was a tough game last season. The team gave 100% effort throughout their first playoff game, but came up short to a cross town rival Quince Orchard. It was difficult loss for the girls, as beating QO is always a top priority among sports teams at Northwest. The team had only three seniors Adrianna Leith, Sydney Gabitzer and Adina Yaw,  which leads to a promising season next year with fourteen returning players.

This year Northwest’s defense was impeccable. It was one of the main reasons the team was able to keep the score close with teams that had beaten them in the past. The Fab Four on defense included;  Erin Lynch, Annabelle Duer, Diana Davis, and Allie Burkinshaw. These four girls were the core of the defensive effort and did an outstanding job all year.

Mikaela Chin, a freshman, was an outstanding midfielder creating many goal opportunities. She was able to feed the ball to Adrianna Leith and junior Julia Perez, which created many scoring opportunities. All seventeen girls had an impact on the game in some way or another. Northwest came out strong and energetic every game ready to win and that is why the had so much success this year, as well as their great coaching staff.