Field Hockey Fights for Recognition

As the lone non-IHSA sport, the Sequoits push for respect.

With every season, there is change: seniors leave and the juniors are ultimately the new role models for the team. With the hustle and potential that the field hockey team encountered last season, they are more prepared than ever to focus on the buildup of their success this season. Senior Mikayla Holway is looking forward to leading the team, along with the other seniors, and working hard to get results.

“We have a really good team dynamic,” Holway said. “If we keep that consistent throughout the season, we’ll win games and finish the season strong.”

Since many of the team members have been playing together for years, they have a feel for everyone’s strengths and specialties. One of those specialties includes their relationships with each other on and off the field.

“We all have really good bonds, especially the seniors,” Holway said. “We have better chemistry on the field and we know how to work together.”

This year the team is hoping to come in strong by utilizing all of their different talents. With a new team dynamic, this year is going to be interesting to watch unfold.

“We all have a lot of different skill sets on the team that we need to blend together,” Holway said.

A few specific players have been stepping into the spotlight recently, and many of their teammates use that as inspiration.

“I think Hailey Webb has really been shining,” Holway said. “She is a three-sport, varsity athlete and she is very dedicated to the success of her sport.”

Holway also sees the light that certain seniors bring to the team; senior Paige Bolton, for example, has continually brought her all in practice and is certain to bring that effort into games.

Not only is the team stepping up to fill the holes left by those who have headed off to college, but they are stepping up on the field, with one goal in mind, to win.

One such athlete would be junior Isabella DeMartini, who is striving to make an impact this season by pushing everyone to their limits. She does this with the hopes that the team can achieve a better record than the previous year.

“[The team] plans on building their communication skills and teamwork in order to leave this season with satisfaction,” DeMartini said.