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Prep Field Hockey Notepad: Rebuilding ’Hawks start off strong
Brooke Point’s hockey team graduated eight seniors from last year’s squad, the school’s most successful field hockey team in at least the last decade.
That might have been cause for concern, except for another group of eight seniors waiting to fill the void this fall.
“I think we have a lot of players stepping up this year,” second-year coach Libby Baker said. “I’ve definitely had other coaches comment to me on how strong some of our girls are looking.”
The Black–Hawks are off to a 3–0 start. They’ve tallied 12 goals and have yet to allow an opponent to score.
Not bad for a team that was in flux this preseason.
“I kind of came into the season not knowing who was going to play where and how we were going to structure the lineup,” Baker said. “I still think we’re not where we’re going to end up.”
Balanced play and team chemistry have been keys.
Goalie Madison Davis, a senior Baker thinks can be very strong, hasn’t faced many shots in the first three games as the Black–Hawks have looked to control possession with a tenacious style.
Baker said her three captains—seniors Kristen Johnson and Kate Kennedy and junior Liz Washington—have gotten off to strong starts, both with their leadership off the field and their play on it.
“Everyone in the lineup has improved by leaps and bounds from the beginning of the season,” Baker said.
Brooke Point plays at Colonial Forge next Tuesday and then hosts Stafford a week from today.