ATHLETICS AT FIELD
At Field, every student is given the opportunity—either through organized team sports like volleyball, soccer, and cross country (to name a few) or PE class—to exercise, learn sportsmanship, and be a part of a team. This fall, 338 of 369 students are participating in a sport (that's 92%!).
"Sports at Field are not about your win-loss record or how your backhand improves," says Bridget McKeogh, AthleticDirector. "Field values sports because they provide another outlet for students to learn about themselves—they learn how to be part of a team, confront challenges and work towards goals." By participating in a sport, kids are pushing personal boundaries in a safe space and, in doing so, becoming more well-rounded students and individuals.
FALL SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS
VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY
Our Cross Country team has two more meets before the end of the season, but so far they've been doing an amazing job! On Wednesday both the girls and boys took second place at the PVAC championships at St. Anselm's. First Team PVAC runners are Wells Thomason, Ayinde Summer, Sami King and Marlene Roy. Second Team runners are Jack Lustig, Matt Lavine, Miles Cohen and Jaq Kende. Third Team runners are Jack Monahan and Josef Klausner. Additionally, Sami King set a new league record in her race and almost every single member of the team ran a season's best or personal best. AMAZING!
GIRLS JV TENNIS
Girls JV Tennis had a great season of healthy routines, hard-hitting forehands, and an occasional ice cream cone! The fall capped off with an exciting exhibition match at Carter Barron where the Field girls went undefeated.
GIRLS VARSITY TENNIS
Field Girl's Tennis had a very encouraging season! The team benefitted from the leadership of two very committed seniors: Maya Nagan and Simone Unger. In addition to our talented returning athletes, five new members joined the team and each one brought their own skill to our competitive matches. Throughout the season, the whole team showed unbelievable grit and determination. Lila Bronmberg and Siena Ballota-Garman played doubles in the championship quarterfinals!
The JV volleyball team ended the season with two great wins against Barrie (away) and Burke (home). It has been a great season with a wonderful group of ladies who worked hard to master technical skills, but mostly valued very much their time together and supported each other throughout the season, as one of them will mention at the end “What I enjoyed the most in volleyball, it was the feeling of belonging,” says Cara Schultz '19. It’s sad to see the season end—but we're looking forward to next year!
GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball made it to the playoffs this season but lost a hard-fought match against Washington Christian Academy. It was a great match and Field players left their best on the court. Overall, the season was extremely successful: tons of individual improvement, and—more importantly—they learned to play as a team.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER
The MS Boys soccer team ended the season on a high note with a near-quarterfinal upset against the league's perennial powerhouse. While battling injuries and illnesses, the boys showed a remarkable amount of resilience by coming together as a unit in their final game. The season's highlights were the Friday dance circles, the boisterous bus rides, and the overall level of sportsmanship the boys brought to each game.
BOYS JV SOCCER
Our Boys JV soccer team started off the season with a huge 7-1 win! Many players stepped up and played out of position, and the boys managed to pull off two more home wins infront of raucous fans. Individual skills and techniques were honed and, as a team, the boys developed an identity and a style of play which carried them throughout the season.
BOYS VARSITY SOCCER
The Varsity Boys Soccer team had a season full of hard fought games. They showed consistent grit and determination, splitting results with rivals like JDS and St. Anselms. We left the season with some unfinished business, falling to Covenant Life in the Quarter-Finals. The team was proud to name several members to the All-PVAC teams, recognizing their outstanding performances.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER
The MS Girls Soccer family had its most successful season in recent memory, finishing with a 3-4-3 record! The girls never gave up, never backed down, and never surrendered—even in the face of taller, stronger, and more intimidating-looking opponents. This was never more apparent than in their playoff game against Oakcrest, a team that triumphed 5-0 a week earlier. In the rematch, Field dominated Oakcrest for the majority of the game and easily shutdown their offense. The girls lost narrowly, but fought hard until the bitter end. We can't wait for next season!
GIRLS JV SOCCER
The JV Girls Soccer team had a ton of new players this year, but they have all learned to work together and play with tenacity and skill this season! The girls finished the season with a heartbreaking loss to Washington Waldorf (4-5) and another tough loss to Bulls (2-6), but the team displayed sportsmanship and class while still playing tough and working hard.
GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER
Our girls finished with a 5-4 record in the league and the 4th seed in the PVAC tournament. We were knocked out of the tournament by Oakcrest but fought back to loose 3-2 after being down 3-0. But it's alright—they didn't lose, they just ran out of time! Overall it was a great season—with 25 goals scored!