The field hockey team has shown promise early in the season, beating Sobrato 2-0 and Del Mar 1-0 in the past several weeks. The team is slowly re-adjusting and playing more skillfully; they are 2-0 in league games.
“We’re starting to play better… and I’m pleased with the progress of the team. We’re trying to make CCS which is usually our goal, and that’s always a challenge but we’re taking it one game at a time,” varsity Head Coach Mary Donahue said.
The team plays in the top division of the BVAL league, making CCS a tough goal to achieve, but Donahue has confidence in her team’s capabilities.
“I think they’re in pretty good shape and we have a good amount of speed that will really help us,” Donahue said. “We’ve definitely seen a lot of improvement in hockey skills, so I think that combined with the team’s athleticism helps us.”
If you look at this year’s varsity volleyball team, you may not recognize many faces from last year. The graduation of seniors has left the team with much fewer experienced players, but has also given the underclassmen a taste of volleyball at a higher level. So far, the team has gone 6-3 in tournament games and 1-2 in league games.
The team is still trying to assimilate the varying levels of skills and from each player; there’s a three year gap between the oldest and youngest team members.
“This year, we have a lot more talent,” Kim said. “We had a lot of veteran leadership last year and they played together for awhile so it was a little bit easier getting everybody together; this year we have a lot of new faces and we’re trying to build that right now… that’s our main focus.”
The fusion of talent of the younger players and the experience of older players has been a good pairing, although it isn’t perfect yet. The team has won a majority of its neutral tournament games, but has yet to reciprocate this success in its league games, recently losing to Sacred Heart Preparatory 1-3 and Notre Dame 0-3.