Varsity field hockey seniors had a lot to celebrate as they closed off their season with a 2-1 victory over Edison High School last night.
The win on senior night, the final game of the regular season, brought the team’s record to 11-5, a significant improvement over last year’s 7-5 record.
“Compared to last year, I feel like we really played as a team this year,” senior Audrey Van Winkle said. “I think that we’ve been playing really well and it’s been a really good season.”
The varsity team was undefeated within their conference and is currently a number one seed.
Along with the excitement of the game, the night was also filled with both celebration and emotion as Marshall field hockey honored and thanked the graduating seniors for the role they played in developing the team as a whole.
“The seniors are mentors and friends,” junior Claire Heiden said. “They strike a balance between having fun and working hard to dominate on the field.”
The senior night activities culminated in the procession of seniors and their parents down the field, as their favorite field hockey memories and stories were announced to the crowd.
Throughout the day, the rest of the field hockey community also presented the seniors gifts and surprises.
“I think the other players did a really good job of putting together the senior night activities,” Van Winkle said. “I was really touched and actually started tearing up towards the end.”
For the varsity juniors who are preparing to take the place of the 11 graduating seniors next year, some looked back with fond memories of the seniors.
“I’m going to miss their sense of humor, their expertise in the sport, their fun-looking nature, and being able to see them every day,” Heiden said.