UHS Girls JV Field Hockey

by Naz Yildirim

UHS Girls JV Field Hickey team posing for a picture.
Courtesy of the JV Field Hockey Team.
UHS Girls JV Field Hickey team posing for a picture.

“We get along really well and our compatibility as a team accounts for the success of the team this year,” said Wagner. The team has had a lot of bonding activities like pasta parties, which has helped them get to know each other better.

The team practiced really hard this year, two and a half hours on week days and three hours on Saturdays. This year the Field Hockey team beat a lot of the goals they set and they even beat some of the goals from past years.

They have been undefeated and beat Good Counsel. Wagner said that the game played with Good Counsel was definitely her favorite game of the season.

They played eleven games this season including Thomas Johnson (11- 0), FSK (3-1), South Carroll (2-0), Walkersville (6 -0), Tuscarora (4-0), TJ (7-0), Good Counsel (2-1), Middletown (1-0), Catoctin (3-0), Linganore (8-0), and tied Oakdale with a score of 1-1.

Ashley Runkles, who has scored 19 goals this season, thinks that their success this year comes from everyone working together and cooperating. Runkles has been playing field hockey since 7th grade. Her goal this season was to make it to varsity this year and she did. She plans to continue playing in college.

The field Hockey team has its own club called “Rebels”. It is optional, but a lot of people from the team signed up which helped the team bond.

Sally Watsic, the JV Field Hockey coach, has been coaching field hockey for 18 years ( 9 at Urbana, 9 in Baltimore County) and also coached lacrosse for 16 years. Her mother played field hockey and Watsic played in high school and college, which encouraged her to become a field hockey coach.

“The chemistry of the team accounts for the success of the JV Field Hockey team this year. They worked well together to improve everyone’s skills. Last year was a great team also.  There wasn’t any drama this year and they were encouraging to each other,” said Watsic.