The Moorestown field hockey team has gotten off to a fast start (4-0 overall, 2-0 division) and one reason is the play of Nikki Shapiro.
The senior attack already has five goals and leads the Quakers in scoring. Last year Shapiro and Paige Macrae led the team in scoring with about nine goals apiece, Moorestown coach Ali Collins said.
When I spoke with Collins in the preseason, she didn't know who her goal keeper would be. However, Taylor Varga, a senior, has come on strong. Varga and the Quakers' defense have allowed only one goal in four games.
The fourth-year head coach said she expected Rancocas Valley to be the biggest obstacle to repeating as the Burlington County League Liberty Division division champions; however, as of Sept. 20 the Red Devils had a record of 1-3-1, 1-1 in the division.