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2022 Field Hockey Preview: Catasauqua Rough Riders

Head Coach: Emily Marley Smith-5th season

Assistant Coaches:
High School Assistant Coach- Julia King
High School Assistant Coach- Janice Kovacs
Middle School Coach- Amanda Peters

Sport: Field Hockey

Team Name: Catasauqua Rough Riders

League: Colonial

2021 Record: 1-17

Key Players Lost:
Juliza Rodriguez – Defense
Chloe Moyer – Defense
Haylie Toth – Defense
Kyra Jackson – Forward
Makenna DeLucia – Forward
Julie Grate – Midfield

Key Returning Players:
Cheyenne Gioielli, Senior, Forward

“Cheyenne is a leader on and off the field and is going to be a strong member of our forward line.”

Jenicia Medonca, Senior, Forward

“Jenicia will be another force on our forward line.”

Jordan Soltis, Junior, Midfield

“Jordan scored 1 goal last season and will be an integral part of our team this year as a facilitator of the ball from defense to offense.”

Sophia Becker, Junior, Goalkeeper

“Sophia brings great athleticism to our goal cage as she is unafraid.”

Amanda Hunsberger, Junior, Defender

“Amanda brings a lot of power to our defensive line.”

Kaitlyn Lawton, Junior, Defender

“Kaitlyn will continue to be a big part of our defensive line.”

Key Newcomers:
Shelby Haldeman, Freshman, Forward
Abigail Antipas, Junior, Midfield
Dakota Velas, Freshman, Midfield
Nicole Ramos, Freshman, Defense

2022 Outlook: “Our biggest strengths this year will be our passing game and our ability to work together to move the ball up the field. We have a strong group of returners that will take the younger players under the wing. We will need to be more offensively minded, and if we are, we will be a tough team.”

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