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Sept. 12, 2019 — Baby steps

The opening of the 2019 season sees new field hockey programs taking root in their communities.

In the case of Verona (N.J.), it’s replanting the roots after an absence of 40 years.

For South Easton Southeastern Regional Vo-Tech (Mass.), it’s about starting a field hockey program for the very first time. This Boston Globe article (paywalled) offers perspective on how the team is starting to bring the team members together as a unit.

But the new team that people should be looking out for is Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) Area. The combination of the school populations of GAR Memorial, James Coughlin, and Elmer Meyers has led to a strong player pool for head coach Colleen Wood, who has state championship experience.

A couple of days ago, the Wolfpack got their first win. And I think it will be the first of many.