Field Hockey captains score their way to success!


Maddie Jung, Staff Writer

   The ball slides across the field into senior Elizabeth Edmonston’s hockey stick. Edmonston strikes it into the net, ending the game 10-1 for the girls field hockey titans!

   The girls started off the season strong beating Mount Carmel 13-1 on Sept. 8 making them 6-2.

   The team has four captains, seniors Edmonston, Emily Andrews, Abbey Skale, and junior Anjolie Norton. 

   Edmondson began playing field hockey in eighth grade and was the only freshman to make varsity. She was appointed captain her sophomore year and has really enjoyed leading her team to success.

   “As captain, my goal this season is to set an example by working hard and having a positive mindset. My goal this season is to be the lead goal scorer,” Edmonston said. 

   As a forward she holds the record at seven goals scored in one game.

   Joining Edmonston on varsity their sophomore year, Andrews and Skale have both been playing for four years. 

   Andrews plays year-round with a club team, and her goal for this season is to keep the strong bond their team has and bring everyone even closer together. 

   “My favorite thing about my team is no matter what we’re doing, we always have a fun time, but when it’s game time we get serious and give it our all,” Andrews said. 

    Skale is focused on pushing the team to their full potential as well as balancing hard work and fun. Skale plans on attending Cal Poly Sol to play for their field hockey club team. She also won player of the game on Sept. 17 against San Pasqual winning 3-0. 

   “My goals are to push the team during practice and games and then celebrate afterwards,” Skale said.

   Norton, just like Edmonston, made varsity her freshman year. She has been playing since sixth grade and is grateful to be one of the captains this year because she knows it will make her a better player and person.

   “This season I plan to lead the team to CIFs again and build more confidence in the players while increasing the level of play,” Norton said. 

   The girls had a great season last year making it to CIFs, unfortunately lost in the second round but they hope to make it further this year. 

   “The environment that we created makes the game that much more fun,” Norton said.