Stick it to ‘em

The Homestead field hockey girls are looking towards a new season.


Photo by Katie Snell

Members of the junior varsity field hockey team guard the goal in a game against Lynbrook

By Katie Snell, Reporter

With players ranging from all grades, the field hockey teams are looking forward to an upcoming season.

“I’m looking forward to all of the team bonding and hopefully winning some of our games.” varsity player Julia Kryzan stated.

Many members of the field hockey team join their first year of high school.  Senior varsity captain Allison Auten first joined for sports credits, then realized she enjoyed playing.  Kryzan and Auten both played field hockey at a Saint Francis High School camp the summer before their freshman year.

“I went to the [Saint Francis] camp over the summer and I liked it, so I tried out.” varsity captain Allison Auten said.

“I wanted to try something new and I knew that [high school] field hockey players didn’t necessarily need to be on a team before [high school].” Kryzan added.

Both team members expressed excitement over meeting new teammates, especially noting freshman and new varsity players.  Playing in games is another upcoming season highlight that both girls are looking forward too.

Newcomer Ali Ambach also provided an insight to the team’s dynamic.  Ambach, a freshman, plays soccer competitively, however knew she wanted to try another sport coming in to her first year of high school.  

“I wanted to try [field hockey] mostly because it looked fun ” said Ambach. “[I’m looking forward to] getting better and improving my skills.”

If you want to catch the Lady Mustangs in a game, they have alternating home and away games every Tuesday and Thusrday until November 5th.  Varsity and JV game times switch off between 3:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.