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2008 Prep Girls Field Hockey
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Metro Conference Standings
Defending Metro champion Hilltop faces off 2008 season
Posted Sept. 19, 2008
The 2008 field hockey season has started out on a positive note for the defending Metro Conference champion Hilltop Lancers, according to coach Lynn Garcia. “The team had a good first week of pre-league play,” she said.
Hilltop faced off the season Sept. 8 with a 3-2 non-league victory against East County power El Capitan. Junior Jill Kenbeck scored two goals and senior Melissa Ramon scored the other goal. Juniors Kaitlin Mayal and Chelsea Donahue and senior Casey Dow all earned assists while junior goalie Emily Scheet was credited with three saves.
The Lancers traveled to Rancho Buena Vista the next day and suffered a 5-0 loss to a very good Longhorns squad. Scheet made 15 saves in the setback.
Hilltop returned to the victory column by defeating a good Vista team, 1-0, on Sept. 10. Donahue scored the game-winning goal off an assist by junior Devon Senneseth.
“The defense played very well and goalie Emily Scheet had a beautiful diving save to stop a score,” Garcia said.
Titans field hockey team gears up for another competitive season
Coach Anthony Johnson said the philosophy in the Eastlake Titans program is for players to “become student athletes, develop a sense of belonging and a pledge to one’s self growth.”
“We teach life lessons while promoting the game of field hockey,” said Johnson, who noted that Eastlake alumnus Cecilia Arellano has returned to help coach the varsity and JV teams.
The Titans will rely on a lineup filled by seniors, among them Lisa Quintana, Kiara Johnson, Alyssia Delaoviar and Joemarie Manimtim, along with junior Jocelyn Ortega.
Quintana, Johnson and Delaoviar serve as co-captains. Quintana (best offense), Johnson (best attacker) and Manimtim (most improved) all earned team awards last season while Ortega (coaches award, best attacker) was accorded all-conference honorable mention recognition. Manimtim is the team’s goalie.
Quintana, who is also an academic standout, was named the MVP of the Bonita tournament and was named to the American Field Hockey Association camp’s all-star team after taking first place in the stroke competition.
Johnson, a tri-varsity athlete, is returning after undergoing major back surgery.
Impact newcomers include three players promoted from the JV ranks: Vanessa Hidalgo (best attacker, MVP), Jessica Moreno and Joanna Ortega. Two soccer players are making the transition to field hockey: Ali McGuire and Barbara Wong. Tori Parra is a freshman selected to play varsity.