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Spotlight on Junior Varsity Sports: Field Hockey

Charlie Silberstein, Staff Writer

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Although falling to Fieldston in two consecutive games to open the season, Head Coach Caroline Surhoff and Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey team remain optimistic. “I’m pleased with the JV field hockey team and all they have accomplished this year,” Coach Surhoff said, “They come to practice willing to learn, and work hard to improve.”

“During games, we get very excited and passionate about doing our best to win, but we have always kept a positive attitude after losing,” Kate Bown (9) said. While the team has yet to win a game, learning is more important than winning in Junior Varsity sports because they teach and prepare young players for Varsity, Surhoff said.

Even though the team has lost both their games, the healthy competition has still been enjoyable for the girls and pushes them to do their best. “We are able to accept whatever the outcome of the game is and just be proud about how well we played,” Bown said.

“As a team, we have gotten better at passing together and being open for each other in order to score and play more effectively,” Nora Balidemaj (9) said.

Bown attributed much of the program’s success to the coaching staff, saying: “Surhoff and coach Jozann Jackson both are extremely helpful in correcting or teaching skills, so we always improve from listening to their tips.  They truly want us the get better and try our hardest which definitely motivates everyone.”

As for the future of the program, Surhoff said: “I know good things are to come for these girls and the field hockey program!”

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Spotlight on Junior Varsity Sports: Field Hockey