The varsity field hockey season culminated on Tuesday, November 1, 2018 with the Friends Schools League (FSL) championship game at George School. The Cougars went head-to-head with Academy of the New Church (ANC) in an intense and fast-paced game.
“The George School bleachers were packed with students, teachers, staff, parents, alumni, former players, and friends,” said Coach Nancy Bernardini. “The Cougar Crazies were at their best: loud, crazy, and supportive throughout the game, which was much appreciated by the team.”
The opponents were evenly matched, and each team fought tirelessly for possession. The game remained scoreless until the last two minutes, when ANC scored on a corner, leaving George School little time to come back. Despite the loss, Nancy expressed her pride and gratitude for the team’s incredible work throughout the entire season.
“They all showed so much heart, skill, grit, and determination yesterday and in every game,” said Nancy. “As a team, they grew in leaps and bounds because of their endless energy and effort, their love of the game, and the chemistry on the team, which was as strong as I have ever seen. Going out to the field each day to coach this group was a joy and a blessing for me.”
Congratulations to the varsity field hockey team for a spectacular season with fourteen wins—eight of those shutouts. A special thank you to the seniors on the team, Camille Drury ’18, Vanessa Baker ’18, Mallory Fritsch ’18, Lea Jensen ’18, and Matisse Van Geem ’18.