’15 team keeps positive attitude

The Newtonite

by Emmett Greenberg
Although freshman field hockey did not calculate its record, the team played well as a team despite inexperience, coach Shannon Manning said.
“Most of the kids had never played field hockey before, and I was new to coaching it, so we had to start with the basics,” she said.
“But we learned the sport really fast.”
The Tigers learned the sport with the help of varsity coach Celeste Myers and JV coach Kim Hamilton, videos of college teams playing and each other, Manning said.
The players used teamwork to learn the basic skills of field hockey and to improve throughout the season, according to Manning.
She praised the players for their high energy and positive attitude.
“They were lots of fun to be around,” she said.
Athletes improved their skills as well as their team chemistry throughout the season, according to freshman Sonia Khurana.
“The time we spent as a team made us better, and it was very enjoyable,” she said.
“Everyone felt so good when we won.”
During the final game of the season, the Tigers ended with a 2-2 draw at Needham Friday, Oct. 28, scoring their second goal with 20 seconds left to play.
Overall, the best game of the season was a 4-0 win against Brookline, the Tigers’ last home game of the season, Manning said.