SCHEDULE: NW FIELD HOCKEY
Sept. 7: H: Schuylerville, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 10: H: NW Scrimmg Fest, 10 a.m.
Sept. 14: A: @ Warrensburg, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 16: A: @ Greenwich, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 21: H: Johnsburg, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 23: H: Salem, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 28: A: @ Corinth, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 30: H: South Glens Falls, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 3: H: Warrensburg, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 7: A: @ Granville, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 8: A: @ Hudson Falls, TBA
Oct. 12: A: @ Johnsburg, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 14: H: Hoosick Falls, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 17: H: Corinth, 4:15 p.m.
At the beginning of North Warren field hockey practice sessions this year, Varsity coach Lynn Lewis took her team into the school gym and gestured to the championship banners hanging on the wall.
“This is what we’re shooting for,” she told the players, who erupted in raucous cheers.
Without question, there’s enthusiasm prevailing at North Warren Central over this year’s field hockey prospects.
Last year’s team captured regional attention with their unexpected campaign from being ranked last in pre-season then fighting their way to Adirondack league co-champion. And in earning a permanent place in school history, they’ve set the stage for even more success by the 2011 squad.
The 2011 team has no less than 11 veterans back from the 2010 stellar squad, eight of them seniors.
“We’re very excited about this year’s prospects,” Coach Lynn Lewis said this week. “The seniors got a taste of a championship last year, and they really want it again this year.”
The veteran Cougar players, who ignored the grim 2010 predictions and battled their way to the top, include Kiera Warner, Margo Broderick, Lindsey Schlaeg, Krista Millington, Jenna Monroe, Chantel Millington, Caitlyn Kenney, Amanda Millington, Kateryna Strauss, Dakota Wood and Amber Frasier.
“We’ve got chemistry and attitude,” Lewis said. “Our seniors are wonderful — they just take over the practice.”
Lewis said she’s really pleased with what she’s seen on the field in practice sessions so far this year.