RECAP: Senior season meaning, new point records, all-state returners, more

FAN is looking around Pennsylvania to check in on high school field hockey action.


Here are some of the highlights from the week of September 4:


District 2

WVC: Honesdale, Abington Heights, and Wyoming Area are among several teams with returning all-state players in the 2023 season. Read the full breakdown in The Times-Tribune (Yahoo! Sports) article.


District 3

Mid-Penn: West Perry’s (5-0) Jordan Byers broke the schools all-time points record and is now the program’s leading scorer with 160 points as of August 26. Read more about it in The Sentinel article. And hear more about West Perry’s Byers, Autumn Albright, and Molly Zimmerman in FAN’s sixth episode of ‘Game Speed’.


Red Land’s Josie Ickes recently recorded her 200th save in goal for the Patriots. Not only did she achieve stopping 200 goals from being scored, but she also had a high school career high of 20 saves in a single game in the Patriots game against Lower Dauphin.


District 4

Mifflinburg (4-0) and Southern Columbia (3-0) have each only allowed one goal scored on them so far this season. The Wildcats have shut out Shikellamy (1-0), Warrior Run (7-0), and Bloomsburg (2-0). Tigers shut out Milton (3-0) and Warrior Run (1-0).


District 11

Emmaus is once again emerging as a powerhouse team in 2023. Their four wins against StroudsburgBethlehem CatholicPleasant Valley, and Northampton have all been shutouts. The Hornets already have a total of 41 goals for the season and are ranked second in 3A.


Parkland holds the top spot in 3A and also has a 4-0 record. The Trojans have shut out FreedomPocono Mountain West, and East Stroudsburg South. The only goal scored against them was by Northampton, and Parkland has 26 goals so far.


District 12

PCL: Little Flower’s Allyssa Seifert is playing her senior season with a special kind of motivation. Her father, Bill Seifert, passed away on June 20 from stage 4 colon cancer. He stepped up to coach the Little Flower team in 2022 so they would be able to compete in Philadelphia Catholic League play. Read more about Allyssa and her father’s moving story in the Philadelphia Sports Digest article.

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