Sophie Carroll may have played softball all her life, but ever since she joined the modified field hockey team in eighth grade, Carroll has made that her focus. While she was one of Scarsdale’s better players last year as an All-League junior, this fall as a senior she finally made everyone …
In three games against Mamaroneck last fall, the Scarsdale field hockey team was outscored 6-0, falling 3-0 and 1-0 in the regular season and 2-0 in the Section 1 Class A semifinals.
Haley Matusz tried field hockey when she was in middle school. For two weeks. She immediately went back to ice hockey because there was too much conditioning.
Andie Novenstein sent the ball to Liz Scarcella. Scarcella passed to Sophie Carroll. Carroll whacked the ball into the board of the goal at Scarsdale High School. With 3:02 left in the game, the three seniors gave the Raiders a 1-0 lead over rival Mamaroneck.
With the exception of a camp in seventh grade, Scarsdale junior Victoria Wilson didn’t officially pick up a field hockey stick until the summer before sophomore year. A year after learning on the job with the junior varsity team, Wilson is a key starting defender for the Raiders on varsity.
Coaching a fall sport is unique compared to winter and spring. And second-year Scarsdale field hockey coach Lauren Barton loves what makes the fall different: the preseason.
Liz Scarcella’s goal was to make varsity field hockey as a freshman. By achieving the feat, her life was changed in two major ways.
One head varsity coach down, five more to go.
Tears have been a hallmark of Sharon Rosenthal’s field hockey coaching career from start to finish.