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BULLETIN: June 25, 2021 — Your national scoring champion strikes again

This afternoon, in her debut for the U.S. women’s indoor national team, Hope Rose, the graduating senior out of Harrisburg Central Dauphin (Pa.), kept on her torrid scoring pace, even on the hardcourt. She led the U.S. with seven goals in a 20-2 win over Guyana in pool play in the Pan American Hockey Federation Indoor Cup.

Ashley Sessa, who with Rose were added to the senior outdoor national team’s player pool just this week, knocked in five goals, while Elizabeth Yeager, who didn’t play a minute of varsity field hockey her senior year because her league was in COVID lockdown, added a hat trick. Ryleigh Heck, the Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) star who was the nation’s leading scholastic scorer in 2019, had a brace for the States, while Corinne Zanolli, the leading collegiate scorer from Stanford University, also added two. Madison Orobono, from your national champion North Carolina, had a single for the Americans.

The U.S. team, seeking a berth in the 2022 Indoor World Cup in Belgium, faces Canada this afternoon, then Argentina and Uruguay tomorrow. The Americans need to finish in either first or second in pool play to make the grand final on Sunday.

June 25, 2021 — Your national field hockey scoring champion

Hope Rose graduated from Harrisburg Central Dauphin (Pa.) on June 2nd.

Since then, she’s been traveling hither and yon her field hockey stick. A week ago, she participated in the Young Women’s National Championship, a USA Field Hockey event which brought together top players from the U-19, U.S. developmental, and senior women’s national teams for a tournament in Virginia Beach.

This week, she has moved her talents to Spring City, Pa. to play for the U.S. senior women’s national indoor team at the Pan American Hockey Federation’s Indoor Cup, competing against four other national teams for a berth at the 2022 FIH Indoor Women’s World Cup.

If that’s not enough, there’s also the matter of the National Club Championship, which begin a scant three days later, in which Rose’s W.C. Eagles club side is scheduled to start play. Oh, and there’s that little matter of being called up to the United States senior women’s national team, as part of a group of 36 pool athletes who will be training near Charlotte, N.C. in August.

Oh, and have we yet mentioned her matriculation to the University of Maryland in the fall?

Rose, your national scoring champion for the 2020-21 season, is in high demand these days. Sure, she was amongst the nation’s leading goal-scorers her junior season, but she was a different kind of player her senior year.

In a COVID-shortened 18-game season, Rose scored 90 goals, all the while creating openings in opposing defenses and facilitating other members of the Rams to score as well. Rose’s season compares favorably to the highest-known strike rates in the history of scholastic field hockey in the United States:

5.43 Ryleigh Heck, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 2020
5.00 Hope Rose, Harrisburg Central Dauphin (Pa.) 2020
4.27 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 2018
3.92 Talia Schenck, Lawrence (N.J.) 2020
3.55 Austyn Cuneo, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 2013
3.51 Austyn Cuneo, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 2014
3.39 Ryleigh Heck, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 2019
3.37 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 2017
3.36 Maryanna Watson, Gloucester (N.J.) 1961
3.28 Tracey Fuchs, Centereach (N.Y.) 1983
3.21 Maryanna Watson, Gloucester (N.J.) 1962
3.12 Ryleigh Heck, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 2019
3.00 Michelle Vizzuso, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 1994
3.00 Megan Rodgers, San Diego Serra (Calif.), 2016
3.00 Carol Middough, West Long Branch Shore Regional (N.Y.) 2016
3.00 Talia Schenck, Lawrence (N.J.) 2019

As you can see from above, Rose’s strike rate was amazing, but last year’s national leader, Ryleigh Heck, had an even better strike rate. Both are far above any others that have ever been seen in more than 110 years of scholastic field hockey in America.

Hope Rose’s total of 90 is incredibly impressive, given the shortened season. Still, it’s no less of an achievement for her and Central Dauphin, which made its first state tournament with a performance for the ages in the PIAA District 3-AAA Tournament. On Nov. 12th of last year, Central Dauphin beat rival Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) on a walkoff goal by Rose in extra time. On the play, she self-started into a 60-yard sprint, beating three midfielders for pace, then getting an angled shot that went into the cage. That started the Rams on a memorable run through the state bracket, but the Rams lost 4-0 to Emmaus (Pa.) in the state final.

Rose joins a talented list of field hockey players who have led the country in scoring the last few years. Please let us know if there are any additions or corrections that need to be made to the list below. This especially goes for 1988. That missing number is something I hope to find before I shuffle off my mortal coil.

2020-21: Hope Rose, Harrisburg Central Dauphin (Pa.) 90
2019: Ryleigh Heck, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 78
2018: Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 124
2017: Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 91
2016: Megan Rodgers, San Diego Serra (Calif.) 81
2015: Nikki Santore, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 69
2014: Austyn Cuneo, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 95
2013: Austyn Cuneo, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 96
2012: Austyn Cuneo, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 68
2011: Austyn Cuneo, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 69
2010: Danielle Allan, Pompton Lakes (N.J.) 56
2009: Kelsey Mitchell, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 69
2008: Lucas Long, Allentown William Allen (Pa.) 43
2007: Lauren Gonsalves, Harwich (Mass.) 56
2006: Kaitlyn Hiltz, Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 50
2005: Kelly Fitzpatrick, Palmyra (Pa.) 66
2004: Amie Survilla, Mountain Top Crestwood (Pa.) 64
2003: Anne Marie Janus, Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 44
2002: Shauna Banta, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) and Amanda Arnold, West Long Branch Shore Regional (N.J.) 49
2001: Tiffany Marsh, Marathon (N.Y.) 57
2000: Rebecca Hooven, Plumsteadville Plumstead Christian (Pa.) 54
1999: Rebecca Hooven, Plumsteadville Plumstead Christian (Pa.) 48
1998: Kelli Hill, Manasquan (N.J.) 43
1997: Tiffany Serbanica, Madison (N.J.) Borough 43
1996: Carla Tagliente, Marathon (N.Y.) 51
1995: Kim Miller, Frank W. Cox (Va.) 63
1994: Michelle Vizzuso, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 69
1993: Melissa Pasnaci, Miller Place (N.Y.) 60
1992: Diane DeMiro, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 56
1991: Denise Nasca, Centereach (N.Y.) 56
1990: Shelley Parsons, Waterfall Forbes Road (Pa.) 50
1989: Christine McGinley, Medford Lakes Shawnee (N.J.) 40
1988: Unknown
1987: Kris Fillat, San Diego Serra (Calif.) 53
1986: Dana Fuchs, Centereach (N.Y.) 57
1985: Hope Sanborn, Walpole (Mass.) and Sharon Landau, Mamaroneck Rye Neck (N.Y.) 53
1984: Michelle Vowell, Garden Grove Santiago (N.Y.) 56
1983: Tracey Fuchs, Centereach (N.Y.) 82
1982: Mare Chung, San Diego Serra (Calif.) 48