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Field Hockey Blog #19.3

Koa High School Indoor League Crowns a Champion!

Blog #19.3

 


High School Indoor League 

Our annual High School Indoor League was once again a hit this winter. The league was filled of 150 players and 16 teams representing various school of Montgomery County. Koa’s High School Indoor League was the place to be this Winter! From the crack of dawn to mid afternoon, teams went head to head in a tournament-style bracket. Many teams in the area took the opportunity to grow this winter! Teams showed huge changes in development and team chemistry over the 6 weeks! Players played in 40 minute 5v5 games. Field hockey power houses Whitman, Wootton, BCC, and Churchill controlled the top, while an emerging Blair was not too far behind.

Champion Sunday lived up to it’s name! Teams came ready to play, filling the day with many close and fun games. Wootton Blue and Churchill Blue did not disappoint in the finals. Fast shots, great defensive plays and lots of determination filled the championship game. Wootton started the scoring and Churchill followed suit. After being a close game for about 10 minutes, Wootton turned up the heat and created a lead of two goals. The final score was 5-2 with Wootton reclaiming the trophy once again since their Championship first win in 2017. We wish all the girls luck this fall season! Thank you for allowing Koa to be a part of your indoor season growth! Montgomery county is going to be a powerhouse field hockey county this Fall! Congrats to all the honorable mentions and our 2019 champions!

HSIL Honorable Mentions

BCC 
Nora Pulizzi
Camilla Feitel

Blair Black
Sarah Martin
Rachel Matson

Blair Red
Maggie Spire
Merete Oakes

Churchill Blue 
Morgan Stolker
Megan Bedingfield

Churchill Green
Taylor Pettway
Jordyn Reicin

Clarksburg 
Maddie Jones
Brooke Freeman

Damascus Gold 
Madeline Pallas
Sabrina Volfman

Damascus Green
Dorothy Dover
Melissa Merollini

Gaithersburg 
Meghan Subt
Nya William

Koa 
Charlotte Covell
Camille Henry

QO Black 
Ava Hill
Ellie Nickel

QO Red
Abigail Kramer
Caroline Simmons

QO White
Cameron Enright
Vanessa Galeana

Whitman 
Caroline Synder
Gabby Kisslinger

Wootton Blue 
Leah Kellert
Kendall Clark

Wootton Red 
Dongxiao Zhu
Emily Levine

HSIL Champions: Wootton Blue 

 

 Leah Kellert, Jamie Stern,Quinn Lugenbeel, Mia Silver,Kendall Clark and Margaret Christovich

If you don’t want your season to end, there are still spots available in our Advanced HS Academy held on Saturdays! Check out below for more details! Keep your momentum going this winter and join the Advanced Academy! 


Picture of the Week


Great action shot from our first week of Winter Rec League!


Rule of the Week 

Obstruction:

This penalty is called on a player for using their body or stick to prevent opponents from pursuing the ball. Players must not obstruct an opponent who is attempting to play the ball. A player obstructs if they: back into an opponent, physically interfere with the stick or body of an opponent, shield the ball from a legitimate tackle with their stick or any part of their body.

Signal: The ref will cross their hands in front of their body, pictured below


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Still Spots Available!
Advanced High School Academy (9 – 12 Grade): This clinic is for players with prior playing experience. We will be teaching them more advanced skills and game play tactics. Come and challenge yourself, so you are ready for Spring Tryouts or your Fall HS Season! To find out more about the Advanced HS Academy, click HERE!
Missed the first week, but still want to register???
Use Promo Code AdvancedAcademy at checkout to get the first week off!
Starting in February!

Winter Germantown Clinics: K – 12th Grade: Clinic starts this Friday on February 1st! During the practice, the players will learn the fundamentals of field hockey and get to try out their new skill in a fun game or drill! The players will split into appropriate age groups for the practice. To find out more about the clinic, click HERE!

NEW!!! All Boys Clinic: K- 8th Grade: Clinic starts on February 9th! The Boys Clinic is a Saturday clinic for both experienced and beginner field hockey players. During the practice, the players will be taught the fundamental skills of field hockey. At the end of each practice, they will get to test their newly learned skills in a fun game scenario drill or in a scrimmage. All players will be divided equally into appropriate age and skill level groups.Click Here for more information!

This clinic will be coached by Gio Gordon. He was a member of the Jamaica National Team and coached the Jamaica U21 Women’s Team. He is currently one our u14-u19 Club Coaches and is very knowledgeable about the sport!

All Year Round
Private Lessons: Are you looking for a 1 on 1 skill session? We offer private lessons with our experienced coaches to help you improve your skills. Breakdown those skills you may be having trouble with and have a coach analyze and help you work on them. If you are interested, please email Kelly Given, and to find out more click HERE!

Evaluations: Koa FH is now offering evaluations to players who want to know where they stand compared to our different programs. Any field hockey player, whether you are new to Koa or you have been with Koa for a few seasons can register for an evaluation! To find out more information, click HERE!

Interested in any of these programs: Register Here!!


Questions?

Kelly Given
Director of Field Hockey
kellyg@koasports.org
(301) 229-7529 (PLAY)
Jules Riley
Assistant Director of Field Hockey
jules@koasports.org
(301) 229-7529 (PLAY)