2015 Fall Sports Preview: G-D Crusaders Field Hockey

Head coach: Rachel Connerty (3rd season)

2014 record: 2-13-3 (1-8-3 Mid-Wach B), missed playoffs

Key contributors lost: Nine seniors: Fiona Henry, Nicki Wilkinson, Katherine Horrigan, Erin Connerty, Madison Ready, Emma Ghilardi, Abby Sullivan, Jessica Allen, Samantha Gavin

Captains: Meghan Colantuoni, sr., Abigail Vervaeke, jr.

Returning starters: Colantuoni, Emily Acone

Other key players: Sophie Irby, jr., Alyssa Towle, jr., Katie Royal, jr., Olivia Aumais, jr., Bridget O’Malley, jr. Avery Dichter, so.

Biggest games on schedule: League – Quabbin, nonleague – Nashoba

Team strengths: Speed and perseverance

Areas that need improvement: Scoring and stickwork

Team goals:¬†“Improve our movement and positioning off the ball. Work as a team to score more goals and win more games!”

Overall impression of the team/other comments: “We are young so we have some work to do on positioning, but we are fast and strong and will be competitive in our division.”

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