Field Hockey ends season with 7-8 record


The week of Oct. 14 marked the end of the regular season for the Atoms varsity field hockey team.
They played Falls Church for senior night on Oct. 14, and played their last game at Robert E. Lee on Oct. 16.
The Atoms beat the Jaguars 4-0 on senior night, which was a huge feat for the girls.

The Atoms were fired up and were ready to come back after their previous loss against the T.C Williams Titans, 0-2.
Even though they had lost that game, everyone had a positive reaction from the game and still had fun regardless of the outcome. Every player brought their A-game against the Titans and it showed on the field.

“I was very excited about the game because for the first time in a long time, every single player came ready to play, and from the first whistle to the last whistle we battled constantly all over the field,” varsity coach Cindy Hook said. “From attack to defense, we didn’t give them an inch. We didn’t win or score but we won as a team.”

Senior night was the highlight of the fall season for all of the girls, not only the seniors. It was packed with excitement and joy as the girls battled it out on the field against Falls Church.

This year, Coach Hook decided to host the senior night ceremony after the game instead of before. This way the girls would be more excited about the celebration that would take place afterward.

Each senior was announced and was escorted down the field by their parents and friends. They were each given a bouquet and received a basket filled with things that they liked from the underclassmen.

As the girls walked down the field, one by one, their plans, best memories and advice to underclassmen was read aloud by the announcers.

The junior varsity and freshman teams made posters for the seniors, and the parents helped out by making banners with all of the seniors and food for all of the girls to eat after the game.

“Senior night was super fun and I can’t wait to be a senior because I had such a great experience helping out my friends on the field and cheering them on,” sophomore Sophia Izaguirre said.

Lastly, the final away game of the regular season was at Robert E. Lee. The score ended at 6-1, leaving the Atoms victorious.

The forward players and middies scored lots of points and the defense stopped the ball almost every time it came down their side.

The Atoms were so fired up that they scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the first period.
The girls worked hard and played their last regular-season game at their best.

As for the seniors, they’re getting ready to say goodbye to the Atoms field hockey team and finish their last year here at AHS.