Homecoming proved joyous this year at Field, with competitive athletics, great food, and a feeling of community—including returning alumni as well as current families, students, faculty, and staff—combining with great weather.
Built around a busy sports schedule, the day was successful: Field Girls Varsity Soccer scored a 5-1 triumph over Don Bosco; Boys Varsity Soccer also faced Don Bosco, battling to a tense 0-0 tie, Varsity Volleyball had a great win versus Holy Child, and Field’s cross country runners ran beautifully at the DCXC Invitational.
In general, fall athletics in the high school are flourishing. Head Coach Lindsay Wise reports that our top volleyball team has a “good start this year. Players have improved tremendously, and we are becoming a cohesive, competitive team. We are currently 4-4.” The Girls Tennis team, led by Jose Devercelli, has had a very good start to the season. “We are currently sitting on a record of two wins and two loses,” notes Jose, “and showing marked improvement from last year. The team had a dramatic win against Oakcrest, its closest opponents, in which a half a dozen match points were wasted before finally clinching the final point of the rubber.”
On the soccer pitch, both boys and girls are hard at work. Head Coach Tara Hanlon describes the varsity girls season so far as “impressive.” They are off to an impressive 3-2 start in the league. “We have given up only two goal all season when playing at home,” explains Tara with characteristic enthusiasm. “The team has pushed each other to be their best since the first day of preseason and their work has paid off!” The varsity boys team, led by Miguel Barrera, is 4-3-1 on the season. "Due to our deep and talented squad," Miguel reports, "we've been able to get guys playing in different positions and play different formations that have made us a mercurial threat."
This season the girls cross country team has welcomed back several strong returners who are capable of jockeying for top positions in the PVAC league, along with two phenomenal new runners who bring lots of positivity and enthusiasm to the team. Coach Eva Greenberg reports, “We have competed in two races so far, including a huge invitational meet that hosted over 3,000 runners, and are looking forward to many more still to come!” The boys are also looking good in cross country. “Boys XC has started the year off with some of our best early season times in recent memories,” we hear from coach Jesse Gaylord. “The boys are looking forward to fighting to be on the podium again this year come October!”