Council Rock North Field Hockey Preview

COUNCIL ROCK NORTH FIELD HOCKEY PREVIEW

Coach:  Heather Whalin (4th year)

Assistant coaches: Pat Toner, Carolyn Kacergis

Last year’s record:  12-2 league, 16-7 overall – SOL National Champions, 4th place district, elite 8 state

Notable losses:  Becky Ely (Messiah), Amanda Krause (TCNJ), Jacqueline Fagan (Haverford), Kelsea Messer (RPI)

Key returners:  Molly Doyle (12th, G), Carly Everett (12th, mid), Michelle Hand (12th, mid), Kara Le (12th, D), Kara Magley (12th, Mid), Hannah Plappert (12th, For), Melissa Rowland (12th, For/D), Courtney Titus (12th, D), Alex Kuzma (11th, For), Gabby Tofig (11th, For)

Others to watch: Katie O’Neill (12th, Forward), Alyssa Mangano (11th, D), Madison Gouza (10th, Forward)

Strengths/Question Marks:  “We are returning a core group of players from last year’s team.  Filling the holes of Amanda Krause (Player of the Year, All-State Goalie) and Becky Ely (All-State) will be a challenge.”

Outlook: “We hope to build on the success from last season and be competitive in a strong league.”