Varsity Field Hockey
The 2016 Varsity Field Hockey Team
The Westover School Field Hockey program has dedicated itself to developing each athlete physically, psychologically and socially. Each day challenges the players physically by encouraging athletes to push themselves to exceed their previous accomplishments. Team exercises and experiences teach each athlete life-skills including self-discipline, courage, mental toughness, confidence, sportsmanship, persistence and patience.
Socially the players learn to foster cooperation, healthful competition and appropriate standards of behavior.
Recent History: The 2010 squad earned second place in the CISAC division. Two Wildcats were selected to play in the all-star game following the 2010 season and two individuals attended the National Field Hockey Festival in Arizona over Thanksgiving break. The 2011 team finished 2-7-1. The 2012 squad finished with a 3-11 record, ending the season with a 1-0 win against Cheshire Academy. The 2013 year resulted in a similar record of 3-10-2. The 2014 squad finished with a 6-7-2 record, placing three seniors on the CISAC All-League team and two on the Western New England Preparatory School Field Hockey Association Team. The 2015 team graduated seven seniors, and the new squad will see many new faces on the field for the 2016 season. Head Coach, Kati Eggert, is in her second season with Varsity, and Tiz Mulligan is in her 15th with the program.
The Swim Team has made a big splash in the eight-year-old program's record books this season; seven of its 11 school records have been shattered.
Six Westover Wildcats representing all four varsity teams from the fall season have been honored as all-stars.
History was made Friday evening at the Fuller Athletic Center. Westover junior Gabbie Dunn became the first student-athlete in Westover history to reach 1,000 career points.