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Oct. 9, 2019 — Helping out a struggling team

This year, in the Peninsula District for field hockey, is a story of the haves and the have-nots.

The one “have” is Gloucester (Va.), one of the best field hockey teams in the country, a team that passes the ball well, executes, and has already scored 120 goals, conceding zero.

The rest of the teams, scattered across the western reaches of Hampton Roads, are a random collection of young women and their coaches, all trying to keep up with the leader.

One such team is Hampton Bethel (Va.), which lost its coach two games after its season began. The varsity team is now coached by what is likely the youngest coaching staff in the country: Carly Trevathan and Kaitlyn Wolkowich, a pair of recent graduates from nearby Hampton Kecoughtan (Va.).

Trevathan is a student in interdisciplinary studies at two-year Tidewater College, while Wolkowich is studying dental hygiene at two-year Thomas Nelson College. Both had played field hockey at Kecoughtan, and, having seen a Twitter posting about the job opportunity, jumped at the chance to make a difference.

Here’s a link to a good story (it’s paywalled, but worth if it you can get hold of it).