In Brief: Varsity Field Hockey Fights Through to Semis

After a one-year hiatus away from the field, the Varsity Field Hockey team made a strong return, ending their season with a 12-4 record and making their way to the Semi-Finals of the NEPSAC tournament. Originally seeded at #5, the team won away against Westminster, Seed #4 Westminster, with dozens of fans supporting on the sidelines. Mackay Bommer ’22 and Lize Takoudes ’22 each scored a goal, while goalie Jordan Healy ’22 made four saves. The team then advanced to a semifinal game on Saturday, November 20, staying after the rest of the student body had left for Thanksgiving break to give it all against top-seeded Sacred Heart. Despite the Bearcats scoring the first goal less than four minutes into the game, the team wasn’t able to maintain a lead against Sacred Heart.

Although HFH did not advance past the Semi-Finals, the season provided time for the players to create a strong team dynamic, develop good chemistry, and redefine their focus as a program. Head Coach Kaitlyn Leonard ’06 added, “The 2021 field hockey season was a story of resilience and heart! We fought through some tough opponents, had some amazing victories, and ultimately ended the season with a stellar competition in the New England Semi-Finals. I’m so proud of the way our girls competed throughout the entire season, the dedication each of them had for HFH. I’m incredibly proud of our nine Seniors who had an amazing impact and leadership for the squad. We will miss them all dearly next fall!”