By Molly Merson
Red Lion Area High School’s field hockey team is currently preparing for a memorable and successful year.
Several weeks before school started, the team’s practices had already began. They trained nearly every day of the week, including Saturday tournaments. The practices consisted of completing runs and drills to condition the team.
Coach Gillmen’s enthusiasm was evident as she described the team as being “well-disciplined” and “showing a good work ethic”.
So far, no major injuries have occurred, giving the team a fresh start. The official field hockey season begins September 4, as the team is already making preparations for this season.
This consists of scrimmages and daily practice exercises. A few noteworthy returning players are Jayla Godfrey, Jordyn Sleeth, and Jena Everette.
The team sets “day to day goals”, Gillmen said. This strategy helps the team prepare at it’s best and achieve what needs to be done. The motto of this year is “Be uncommon”. This motto represents doing your best and being unlike the rest. The team has kept this motto to help motivate them in preparation for the year.
A few upcoming games to watch out for consist of the varsity game against Dallastown High School on Monday, Sept. 21 and the game against Central York High School on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
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