Field hockey seniors proud of second place finish in State


Ainsley Allan, Staff Writer

The Varsity field hockey team finished second in State after a  3-0loss to  New Trier in the State Final at Oak Park River Forest High School on Oct. 27.

The Scouts ended their season 15-3-0. They have won 14 out of the last 28 State titles and have had an impressive run every season since.

Despite the loss, Mick said she was proud of the team effort.

“We worked so hard on and off the field and improved so much throughout the season, and I think we had an amazing season overall,” she said.

With 11 seniors leaving the team, the Scouts will have to fill in the spots for the next years team. The seniors include Allison Quackenbush, Madden Plante, Logan Hanekamp, Eleanor VanAntwerp, Sydney Steinberg, Maggie Mick, Lindsay Folker, Julia Kuetemeyer, Addie Sidles, Sarah Considine, and Annie Burdiak.

Quackenbush said the season was “intense but extremely fun.”

“ We all worked very hard each and everyday to achieve our goal for practice or a game. The way our season ended was unfortunate but coming out of the season with a 2nd place win is still amazing,” she said.

Many of the seniors said they are devastated about the loss at State but know that they have come a long way to accomplish everything that they have done.

“No one wants to end their season on a loss, but all of us know that 2nd in State is still a very good accomplishment. I think for most of us, the saddest part wasn’t ending on a loss, but the season ending overall since it was my last game playing with almost all of those girls, and besides a few girls, it was the last time most seniors were going to play field hockey,” Sidles said.

Mick, Quackenbush, and Sidles said the seniors showed great sportsmanship, pride, talent, and commitment towards their team and program. More importantly, they have shown younger, uprising high school field hockey players what it is like to be an amazing field hockey team and how to make a mark on the program.

“Knowing that we could have made an impact on the team for the school is great because I want the younger kids to look up to all of us girls and want to work as hard as we do all season,” Mick said.

The team showed to never give up on yourself because as long as you and your team work hard together, you can achieve anything, Quackenbush said.

“Athletically, these girls can do whatever they set their minds to. We all can,” she said.