PhilaFH Middle School Round-Up Week 1: Avon Grove Wildcats and Notre Dame MS host annual Kickoff Tournaments; Villa Maria MS on a Roll
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Middle School Round-Up WEEK 1
Avon Grove 2nd Annual Fall Classic
Brandywine Youth Club Blue: 1st at AG Fall Classic
On September 17th, the Avon Grove Field Hockey team in coordination with the AG Wildcats hosted the 2nd Annual Fall Classic. The tournament drew seventeen 5th and 6th grade teams from the tri-state area and was the kickoff for many of the teams.
Brandywine Youth Club (BYC) Blue, Twin Valley Green, Twin Valley Black, and BYC Gold came out on top in their respective pools. BYC Blue from Garnet Valley, PA came in first place, 6-0 for the day and unscored upon. Twin Valley Green took home 2nd and Twin Valley Black took home 3rd.
The teams in attendance included: Avon Grove White, Maroon, Black, and Gold; Kennett White, Blue, and Black; URA Blue and Gold; BYC Blue and Gold; Twin Valley Green and Black; Filia, Oxford, Lionville Youth Association (LYA), and First State.
The Avon Grove Fall Class is coordinated by Nicole Morley, Youth Director, and Sandy Leiti, Tournament Coordinator. Leiti also serves as a BYC Coach and the Avon Grove High School Varsity Coach.
“Great shout out to Avon Grove for hosting, especially to Nicole Morley and Sandy Leiti!” shared Kim Easter, Brandywine Youth Club (BYC) Field Hockey Commissioner and Garnet Valley 8th Middle School Coach.
9th ND Shamrock Invitational
Villa Maria Academy MS: Shamrock Classic Champs
The Academy of Notre Dame hosted the 9th annual Shamrock Invitational on September 17th. Eight local middle school teams participated including: Academy of Notre Dame, Annunciation BVM, Holy Child School of Rosemont, Sacred Heart, St. Denis (Parish), St. Katherine of Siena, St. Norbert School and Villa Maria Academy.
“Once again, it was a great success, “ shared Adele Williams, who directs the Invitational (and is also Head Coach at Notre Dame.) “The teams played with high energy and had amazing team spirit; the finals provided that same energy. It was a hard fought game between Villa Maria and Holy Child at Rosemont. Both teams battled for a long period in the first half. Villa Maria scored two quick goals towards the end of the first half and were able to maintain that lead to the final whistle.”
Joe Botta, Villa Middle School coach added: “The girls all played great hockey today, and the passing and the ball movement was excellent. We are very proud of the type of hockey they played today.”
Villa Maria Middle School
Villa Maria MS won our first league game (GCAL) vs. Gwynedd Mercy, 2-0 (9/21). Joe Botta, Villa Coach: “It was a team effort. Ashley Karkenny notched her first goal of the season. This was our 6th shutout win in a row.”
Upcoming: Philafieldhockey.com is a proud sponsor of the 15th annual Acorn Tournament & Clinic for grades 3-8. A perennial favorite, the tournament will be held at the Academy of Notre Dame on October 8 and 9. All proceeds benefit Bringing Hope Home.
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