Philafieldhockey celebrates our top performing players, teams and winning coaches each week throughout the 2017. Week 7 honorees:
AOW: Charlotte de Vries, Conestoga High School & Sarah Wilson, New Hope-Solebury High School
DOW: Erika Miller, Villanova University
TOW: Pennsbury High School
WCOW: Jackie Neary, Cabrini University
Week 7 featured story:
Making history. The Pennsbury field hockey team did just that this week, wrapping up their season undefeated in the Suburban One National Conference at 12-0 for the first time in program history. The record showed a vast improvement over last year’s 6-6 league finish.
Last week – and for the first time since 2009 — the Falcons clinched the league title, blanking formidable opponents Council Rock South (3-0) and Council Rock North (3-0).
“I couldn’t be more proud of the team,” said Pennsbury Coach Jamie Parell. “It’s not easy for any team to go through the league unbeaten. Our league has a lot of challenges, a lot of great players and a lot of great coaches. To be undefeated is incredible.”
The Falcons trailed only twice in the 12 games and won 11 games by at least two, including seven by at least four goals. They posted eight league shutouts, outscored league opponents 55-7 and outshot its league opponents 340-74. The success of team in great part is teamwork. None of the Falcons land on the Philafieldhockey Top-10 leaderboard for goals, assists, points or defensive saves. Instead, numerous players – including 12 seniors – contribute to the team’s stats.
“We tried to play with the same intensity no matter what the situation,” Parell said. “We didn’t want to take anything for granted. We wanted to stay focused on each possession and then let the big picture take care of itself.”
Pennsubry comes in at #8 in the PIAA AAA District One rankings.
The Penncrest Falcons: #2 Maddie Hackman Sr. M, # 4 Bev Bozrth Sr. F, # 6 Amy Ronin Sr. D, # 7 Nell Webber Sr. M, # 8 Kate Chesney Sr. F, # 9 Alexa Tannenbaum Sr. D, # 10 Lily Nolan Sr. D, # 11 Maya Geller Jr. M, # 13 Halle Szumigala Sr. F, # 15 Olivia Mauro Sr. F, # 16 Gianna Pinto Sr. D, # 17 Annie Price Sr. M, # 22 Jamie Hude Jr. D, # 23 Anna Sharp Jr. M, # 24 Samie Hackman Jr. F, # 75 Michelle Deodati Sr. G, # 99 Melanie Pond Jr. G
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