William Tennent Field Hockey Preview

WILLIAM TENNENT FIELD HOCKEY PREVIEW

Coach:  Kaitlyn Rauchut (1st year, 3rd year with program)

Assistant coaches:  Melissa Hopkins, Amanda Brockman

Last year’s record:  9-3-2 SOL, 11-7-2 overall

Notable losses:  Kelsey Hiltebeitel (Bryant University), Kirsten Doherty, Alyssa Malatesta (DeSales), Allison Malatesta (DeSales), Danielle Ciocco, Kelsey Richter, Mia Morris

Key returners:  Brittany Mitchell (Sr., Forward), Taylor Prichett (Sr., Forward), Colleen McCabe (Jr., Forward), Mary McGinty (Sr., Defense)

Others to watch:  Tori Villani (Jr., Goalie), Allie Adams (Sr., Defense), Sam Huttick (Soph., Midfield), Megan McCoskey (Soph., Defense)

Outlook:  “William Tennent has four returning varsity starters. With 11 seniors graduating in the previous season, the team is very young. However, the underclassmen have a magnitude of potential and are physically and mentally prepared to step up and fill important roles on the field. The Lady Panthers worked hard in the offseason and are looking forward to being competitive this year within the Suburban One League.”