Green Wave field hockey
Coach: Dawn Hough, 19th season.
2011 record and accomplishments: 12-3-2, South-West Conference champions, qualified for state `L' tournament.
Coach's outlook: We return eight starters from last year's South-West Conference championship team, which is very exciting. There are some spots to fill and leadership to replace. The league looks strong throughout and we have picked up games with New Canaan and Wilton. Our league opponents we see twice are Pomperaug, New Fairfield and Lauralton Hall. So our schedule will be very challenging.
This year's team has come in ready to go and very excited to play some field hockey. Several have been playing all year on our local club team, CT Revolution, which has elevated their game play. Some of the team played indoor field hockey last winter and were crowned champions. Others attended camps and clinics.
We have been going hard in the pre-season playing scrimmages and jamborees. The results have been good for this early in the season. The players are working diligently to improve skills and team cohesiveness. The seniors have been great leading the way and the younger athletes are forging ahead. This team has great potential. We will need to work hard to continue to improve daily. We have many young players who are knocking on the door to some varsity time. Hopefully, they can add tremendous depth to the varsity team.
Replacing last year's leaders and setting the tone during games will be a big task for this year's team. We need to come out hungry and confident, every game. Field hockey is a game of limited chances and we need to take advantage of every opportunity and put teams away early.
The junior varsity and freshmen are also looking great, with excellent potential.
Juniors: Rebecca Andrade, Sara Artese, Florentina Ceconi, Kelsey Fuchs, Corinne Heymach, Meghan Lacey, Denise Landry, Lauren McLachlan, Lauren Montaruli, Sam Quinn, Myrian Rios, Stephanie Skelly and Emilie Zarba.
Sophomores: Brianna Benz, Natalie Capriglione, Noelle Capriglione, Brittney Dubret, Taylor Duffany, Emily Federowicz, Lindsey Heaton, Jessika Hernandez, Melanie Horkan, Emma Hunniford, Ashley Majoriello, Marisa McLaughlin, Katy Mendelsohn, Kayla Meyer, Allison Noteware, Kristiana Osborne, Elizabeth Peterson, Kierstyn Raines, Kacie Rios, Kaitlyn Robinson, Madison Romundi and Emilyn Tuomala.
Freshmen: Heather Adams, Danielle Bautista, Nicole Belanger, Madison Corso, Kyra Danish, Julia Gancher, Izzy Gogarty, Jordan Greiner, Shannon Jugler, Alexa Kugler, Olivia LaDelfa, Brooke Landry, Morgan Laucius, Laura Lyons, Paige LacLeay, Kaitlyn McDonald, Elena Meagan, Kelly Quinn, Paige Sorenson and Megan Zindell.