Preview: 2019 Field Hockey

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Head Coach: Shannon McCracken (8th year)

Assistant coaches: Karalyn Schmidt, Laura Anthony, Pam Sherry

Last year’s record: 6-11-1

Notable losses:  Amberly Christiansen (Ithaca), Emily Crawford (UMASS), Meg Daniels, Kristin Varilla (York)

Key returners: Alex Fein (SR, back/midfield), Jillian Lampitoc (SR, forward), Eleni Kountroubis (JR, forward), Megan Albert (JR, back), Mallory Stowell (JR, goalkeeper), Madison Waldspurger (SO, back)

Others to watch: Deborah Kim (SR, midfield), Riley Pickford (SR, midfield), Katie Blanch (JR, midfield), Bay Detweiler (SO, forward), Erin O’Donnell (SO, forward), Linsey Gilbert (SO, back)

Strengths: Work ethic, physical fitness/speed, and team chemistry.

Question marks: “Include youth and inexperience at the varsity level. We have some positions to fill due to graduation. Preseason will be competitive and we will be working on seeing what each player’s role will be on the field.”

Outlook: “This group of players is young, but they are hungry. Their goal is to compete at a high level in our competitive conference and return to the district tournament,” Coach McCracken said.

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