Field Hockey Teams to Watch
Listed alphabetically. Records are from last season.
Bishop Eustace (20-2). Duke-bound senior midfielder Sarah Furey leads the team, which won last year's Group 2 state championship, along with veterans such as Eileen Dwzill and Trish Casey.
Camden Catholic (15-5). Senior forward Tara Vittese and senior midfielder Alyssa Olenick spark a squad that should challenge Bishop Eustace and St. Joseph for the new Non-Public South crown.
Collingswood (21-2). Senior twins Krista and Shauna LaMaina lead the way for a team that looms as a favorite in the Colonial Conference as well as South Jersey Group 2.
Eastern (25-0). The 15-time state champions could have one of their strongest teams with The Inquirer's two-time South Jersey player of the year, Austyn Cuneo, a junior forward, joining with top seniors such as Karlee Spirit, Kasey Morano, and Jade Dixon, among many others.
Haddon Heights (16-6-1). The Garnets should have a solid defense behind senior goalie Maresa Malcolm.
Haddonfield (12-9). The Bulldogs went through some growing pains with a young squad in 2012 but should bounce back behind seniors such as Tenaya Clark and Ali LaMaina.
Kingsway (14-7). Seniors Tori Danner and Jackie Neary lead a team that lost to Ocean City in last year's South Jersey Group 3 final.
Moorestown (19-3). The Quakers won the Central Jersey Group 3 title last season and return standout veterans such as Jess Dadino, Rachel Stafano, and Alexa Massa.
Ocean City (21-1). Last year's Group 3 state champions will regroup behind Paige Broadley and Lauren McNally.
St. Joseph (23-2). Last year's South Jersey Group 1 champion will be in Non-Public South this season and battle powers such as Bishop Eustace and Camden Catholic behind standout senior forward Emily DeMarco.
Shawnee (14-6). Last year's South Jersey Group 4 finalists return a solid defense led by senior Sophia Miller.
Washington Township (12-7). UMass-bound senior midfielder Shean McGee leads the Minutemaids.
- Phil Anastasia