After finishing tied for second in the NJAC last season, the field hockey team is prepared to develop in every aspect of the game.
“My expectations for the team is for us to improve everyday by taking one step at a time,” head coach Sharon Pfluger said. “This team is packed with potential and my goal is that they are happy with themselves at the end of the season knowing that they have achieved all of their goals.”
With an overall record of 15-5 in the 2005 season, it would seem as though the talented team has little room for improvement, but due to the losses of senior goalie Kristina Beyel and senior Kailtin Wooster, younger players will need to step up to fill in the gaps on their field.
Senior goalie Erin Mitschke should see a lot of playing time in between the pipes this season. Freshman goalie Amy Drackwicz also has great potential to do well for the team.
Other seniors this year are Meg Hess, Jessica Berkowitz and Allie Greene. This trifecta has shown plenty of leadership for the team. Both Hess and Greene were named Dartfish/National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association Division III All-American Second Team. Hess was named NJAC Defensive Player of the Year.
After making it to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the 25th consecutive year, the team shows promise that they will continue to make headlines all season.