Topics: Field Hockey

Emily Layton arrived at the UMass Amherst campus last month with one goal in mind. After being a key contributor to Monomoy’s field hockey team as a freshman last fall, Layton was excited to represent her hometown of Harwich and her school at College Connection’s Northeast Showcase held at UMass from June 10-12. Still, Layton wanted more. She wanted a Golden Ticket. By the end of the three-day...

HARWICH – When it came time for Maddie Silvester to think about what college she would attend after graduating from Monomoy Regional High School, the Chatham resident knew her future school had to check off a few items on her wish list. For starters, Silvester knew she wanted to get away from Cape Cod, but she didn’t want to be too far from home. The Monomoy field hockey and lacrosse standout also knew that sh...

It’s not often that athletes have pre-existing relationships with first-year coaches who are hired from outside of the program. Most often, players and coaches need at least a year or two to establish an understanding of the expectations the two sides have for each other. Monomoy Regional High School athletic director Karen Guillemette is hopeful the school’s field hockey team will be able to hit the ground ru...

NORWELL – The word “quit” wasn’t in the Monomoy field hockey team’s vocabulary. The Sharks were among the state’s most relentless teams this season. When they were faced with adversity, they would dig deep, dial up another level of intensity, and get themselves out of trouble. The team’s no-quit persona was on full display until the final game of the season. Despite overcoming a two-goal deficit against fou...

NORWELL—The Monomoy field hockey team’s magical run through the Division 4 state tournament ended Tuesday night at Norwell High School when the top-seeded Sharks suffered a 3-2 shootout loss to No. 4 Ipswich in the state semifinal. The back-and-forth contest was filled with plenty of drama — as Monomoy overcame a 2-0 deficit to force overtime, only for the teams to need two 10-minute overtime periods and a sho...

Monomoy Field Hockey Marches On To State Semifinals

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – All the Monomoy field hockey team needed was a spark to get going. For 45 minutes, the top-seeded Sharks’ offense was stagnant. The team created a handful of scoring chances against eighth-seeded Littleton during the first three quarters of Saturday’s Division 4 state tournament quarterfinal, but it wasn’t until a corner at the end of the third frame that Monomoy senior captain Caroline DiGiovanni sc...

HARWICH – Although the Monomoy field hockey team was unfamiliar with Southwick, the Sharks had reason to believe they would be tested by the Rams when the teams met Saturday afternoon in a Division 4 state tournament Round of 32 game at Monomoy Regional High School. No. 33 Southwick advanced to the Round of the 32 following a 4-1 victory over No. 32 Sturgis West, an outcome that led the Monomoy players to expe...

Monomoy Field Hockey At The Head Of Its Class

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – Before the Monomoy field hockey team began its season, Kathryn Andreoli, the Sharks’ new coach, stressed the importance of conditioning.  ​“She pushes us a lot,” junior Helen DiGiovanni, a Harwich resident, said of Andreoli. “We run so much. We do running on the weekends when we have no practice just to make sure we’re conditioned. It helps a lot.” ​All of that conditioning was on full display Sat...

Nauset Field Hockey Team Improves To 3-0 At Carver

By: Brad Joyal

CARVER – Even after her Warriors earned a 2-0 victory over Carver to improve to 3-0 on the season, Nauset Regional High School field hockey coach Cheryl Poore was hardly satisfied. “We were awfully messy out there,” said Poore. “We weren’t carrying the ball and we weren’t making smart passes.” The coach then smiled. “Sorry,” she said. “I’m a bit of a perfectionist.” It’s that never-content outlook tha...

It feels like Kathryn Andreoli has come full circle. After spending much of her childhood visiting Harwich during the summer months, Andreoli, a Shrewsbury native, decided to stick around the Lower Cape as an instructional assistant and girls varsity field hockey coach at Monomoy Regional High School. “I’m really excited,” Andreoli said. “I love sports and love working with kids. This is just a brand-new op...

HARWICH — When Monomoy senior Caitlin Bouvier was in seventh grade, longtime area field hockey coach Cheryl Poore held an informational meeting about joining her Reach Field Hockey Camp. Bouvier was intrigued and told her parents she wanted to give the sport a try. Fast forward a few years, and Bouvier has signed on to play for the St. Joseph's College Monks in the fall. Bouvier's love of the sport began not l...

HARWICH – It was a strange season for the Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team, but the Sharks weathered the changes and their opponents in the Cape and Islands Lighthouse League to earn the championship with a commanding 11-1 victory against Sturgis West on Nov. 14. To make the sport safer to play during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, games were restructured so that play featured 7-on-7 instead of the trad...

Nauset Nips Monomoy 2-1 In Field Hockey Action

By: Kat Szmit

NORTH EASTHAM – The Sharks came to compete, but it was the home team Warriors that came away with a 2-1 win on Halloween morning in a rescheduled match between the rivals. After rain canceled the original outing, slated for the afternoon of Oct. 30, the Warriors hosted the Sharks early Saturday morning in a spirited contest that saw Monomoy make it onto the scoreboard first. With less than two minutes left ...

HARWICH – New rules and a whole new way of playing the game didn’t seem to faze the Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team when they took on the Barnstable Red Raiders on Oct. 1, cruising to a 5-1 victory in their season opener. Caroline DiGiovanni was in top form in the outing, netting four of the five goals scored by the home team. DiGiovanni scored her first goal of the game at 12:59 in the first half on a...

HOLLISTON – After a stellar 2019 season, the Monomoy girls field hockey team's ride has come to an end with a 3-2 loss to Holliston in the MIAA Div. 2 South first round on Nov. 1. “They really wanted to win today and it was disappointing,” said head coach Jennifer Estes. “The score does not reflect their effort.” Indeed, Monomoy kicked off the game with an early possession in what became a battle for contro...

NORTH EASTHAM – Nearly a month after the Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team dominated Nauset in a 4-1 victory, the teams were back at it. From the outset it was clear that Monomoy was looking for another win, but this time the Warriors put up a solid fight, with game play on Oct. 4 ending in a scoreless tie. Monomoy nearly knocked the ball in several times during the late afternoon outing, the first when ...