A Winning Season

The 2018 Good Counsel Field Hockey Team

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A Winning Season

Kelly Massino, Guest Contributor

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There were epic individual and team successes for the GC Field Hockey team this past fall. It was a record-setting year for our program in many ways, and this is one of the most decorated teams in the history of our program.

After losing thirteen seniors in 2017, the 2018 team returned with only six players in total and had all of the odds stacked against them going into this season. After reloading with eighteen new players, the Falcons faced some of the toughest competition in the area: including teams from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. They overcame all of the odds and won a championship in DOUBLE OVERTIME where the odds of winning were not in their favor. They did not let all of the bumps in the road defeat them (and if you saw the schedule of our scores – we took some bumps with our tough schedule 😊) and finished on one of the most well-executed games in Good Counsel Field Hockey history! Not only will this be a lasting memory for them in their sports careers but everything they have learned from this season, on and off the field, can be life lessons that will make them into even more beautiful, strong, and accomplished young females then they already are!

Below is a list of all of their individual awards:

Keith Waldman – Optimal Performance Associates / NFHCA High School National Academic Squad:

  • Lauren Gerold
  • Sophia Kurnot
  • Cheryl Krizmanich
  • Lauren Malone
  • Kayla Rieu
  • Danielle Salameh
  • Sydney Sweeney

School Awards:

  • All In: Amanda Evans
  • Ignite The Fire: Kayla Rieu
  • Unsung Hero: Sophia Kurnot
  • Offensive MVP: Sydney Sweeney
  • Defensive MVP: Cici Coskun

WCAC All-Conference Honors: 

  • Honorable Mention: Cheryl Krizmanich, Lauren Malone, and Madeleine Rudolph
  • Second Team: Lauren Gerold, Emily King, Madelyn McLaughlin, and Gracie Smith
  • First Team: Cybelle Coskun, Sophia Kurnot, Sydney Sweeney, and Kayla Rieu

NFHCA Honors:

  • Player of the Month for November: Sydney Sweeney

All-Met Honors:

  • Honorable Mention: Sydney Sweeney and Kayla Rieu
  • First Team: Sophia Kurnot

Pig Skin Club 2018 Metropolitan Player of the Year:

  • Sophia Kurnot

All-State Honors: (They are the first two to ever receive all-state status from our program)

  • Honorable Mention: Sydney Sweeney
  • Second Team: Kayla Rieu

Team Stats:

Overall, the team finished with the following stats:

  • 2018 WCAC Champions
  • Record: 14-7
  • WCAC Record: 8-2
  • Outscored opponents: 76 – 43
  • Saves: 125
  • Season Notes:
    • Multiple players ranked in top ten for goals/assists/saves throughout the season in the Washington Post.
    • Washington Post Rankings:
  • Week One: Ranked #4
  • Spent three weeks on ‘bubble’
  • Second to last week: Ranked #6
  • Final 2018 Rankings: Ranked #2 (highest in school history)