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Field hockey

Bill Iezzi: Moorestown's Nikki Shapiro

Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 10:12 AM
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... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Washington Township Field Hockey

Thursday, September 16, 2010, 2:54 PM
Washington Township field hockey coach Jeannine O'Connor had me feeling sorry for her team when we spoke during the preseason. "We only have three returning; we're starting over," said O'Connor, now in her 17th season at the helm. "We used to have a middle school [feeder] program, but... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Haddonfield's Fantastic Forward

Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 8:06 PM
I spoke with Haddonfield field hockey coach Lindsay Kocher after the Bulldogs beat Gateway, 6-0, in a Colonial Conferencem interdivisional game Wednesday. Kocher said Alex Marshall had her second hat trick in two games and had scored a total of nine goals in the first three games of the season. Why... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Bishop Eustace's Furey

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 7:09 PM
Bishop Eustace field hockey coach Krissy Holak figured that the best way to contain Shawnee's top scorer, Becky Stiles, was with speed, not a double-teaming defense Tuesday. So the veteran coach had freshman speedster Sarah Furey mark Stiles, who had scored six goals in the first two games of the... Read more

Eastern's New Field Hockey Assistant

Thursday, September 9, 2010, 4:02 PM
Maybe the next best thing to having a Dawson sister on your field hockey team is to have someone who played with one of the siblings. Eastern coach Danyle Heilig has welcomed new assistant coach Catherine Badolato, a midfielder who played with two of the Dawsons: Sarah and Rachel, who graduated in 2001... Read more

Phil Anastasia: Final Super Seven (Expanded Version)

Friday, December 11, 2009, 3:00 PM
Eastern field hockey won the Tournament of Champions in its sport. So did Haddonfield girls’ tennis. Lenape girls’ soccer won the Group 4 state title and was named the No. 1 team in the state – for the third year in a row. Which was the best team in South Jersey? Cherokee won... Read more

BRAND NEW: Check out our new "Video Vault"

Friday, December 4, 2009, 11:51 PM
Want recruiters, fans and friends to see your highlight videos? Upload them to our new Video Vault. Then vote for the best videos, and the winners will receive tickets to big events and other prizes. Only at Rally. Read more

Bill Iezzi: Ocean City's Field Hockey Coach

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 6:08 PM
While researching accomplishments of area coaches to find The Inquirer's field hockey coach of the year, I discovered that Trish LeFever, Ocean City's head coach for the last 28 years, won a national award. LeFever in 2006 was named coach of the year by the National Federation of State High School... Read more

Phil Anastasia: Super Seven Power Rankings

Sunday, November 29, 2009, 7:23 PM
The best teams in South Jersey, regardless of sport: 1. Eastern field hockey (26-2): Veteran Shore Regional coach Nancy Williams said this was the best team in Danyle Heilig's 11 seasons at Eastern. That's like trying to compare Beatles' albums. Rubber Soul? Revolver? Sgt. Pepper's? With seven fully-focused... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Field Hockey Finale

Monday, November 23, 2009, 9:30 AM
Before the Tournament of Champions final Sunday I was speaking with Shore Regional field hockey coach Nancy Williams at TR East when I mentioned that Oak Knoll, a Group 1 team, had defeated Eastern, a Group 4 team, in aTournament of Champions semifinal in 2007. Shore is a Group 1 school, I noted,... Read more
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