GNA field hockey

At the end of the 2016 season, the Nanticoke field hockey team had lost four very talented seniors which included Bianca Defibo (defense), Meghan Kocher (forward), Paige Mitslitski (forward), and Jessica Eckrote (defense).  Last year, the team had a record of 2-9-1 in the conference with the two wins against GAR and a tie with Berwick.  The girls got a late start in their season, but their new coach, Sara Grega, came into the Nanticoke field hockey program hoping to have a successful season.  Although that didn’t happen, she worked with them  everyday to get better, and she always believed in them. In the off-season, she gave the girls a conditioning workout to do and took them to tournaments to give them extra practice to get ready for the following year.

This year, there were some additions to the team. New to the varsity team were sophomore Stefanya Golightly and freshmen Lauren Casey, Cheyenne Haney, Sy’raia Maney, and Olivia Nice. The starting players included freshmen Lauren Casey, Sy’raia Maney, Olivia Nice, sophomores Mackenzie Casey, Amanda Margalski, Madison Stashak, and juniors Emily Conrad, Katie King, Abby Kotch, Veronica Penko, and Jillian Maute. Other players included freshman Cheyenne Haney, sophomores Lillian Galazian and Stefanya Golightly, and junior Kaylee Simmons.  

The Season of 2017

The 2017 team ended the season with a record of 4-10-1 in the conference with two wins against GAR and two wins against Meyers. It was very obvious that the team had improved from last year.  At end of the season, the girls scored a total of 18 goals which is 15 more goals than they scored last year.  

The top scorers this year were Mackenzie Casey, Amanda Margalski, Madison Stashak, Olivia Nice, and Veronica Penko. The 2017 season was the first time that the Nanticoke field hockey team  has made it to playoffs since 2013.  

For the first game of the playoffs, the Trojanettes were pitted against Wyoming Seminary, who was ranked number one in the state. Unfortunately, the game didn’t go as planned; however, the 2017 Trojanette field hockey team gave it all they had.

Congratulations to the 2017 Trojanette field hockey team on a successful season!