Trojanette Field Hockey

Trojanette Field Hockey

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Paul Sokoloski - Times Leader

Coach: Marnie Kusakavitch, 1st season

PIAA Class: Class A

2017 record: 3-8-1 WVC Division 2 (T-5th place); 4-9-1 overall

2017 postseason: Defeated Meyers, 3-1, District 2 play-in game; Lost to Wyoming Seminary, 14-1, District 2 quarterfinals

Key players lost:

Key players returning: Sr. G Jill Maute; Sr. Mid Veronica Penko; Jr. F Mackenzie Casey; Jr. Mid Amanda Margalski; Jr. F Madison Stashak; So. F Olivia Nice; So. Mid Sy’raia Maney

Outlook: The Trojanettes made the district playoffs for the first time in four years by winning a play-in game this season. With a whole roster of key contributors returning, getting to the postseason shouldn’t be as difficult this time around.

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Matt Bufano - Citizens Voice

Nanticoke Area

Coach: Marnie Kusakavitch

2017 results: 4-9-1, lost to No. 1 Wyoming Seminary, 14-1, in the District 2 Class A quarterfinals.

Players to watch: Seniors - Abby Kotch, def.; Katie King, def. Juniors - Maddy Stashak, fwd.; Amanda Margalski, def.

Outlook: Kusakavitch takes over after a good playing career at Holy Redeemer and West Chester. She said she sees a handful of freshmen earning playing time this year. The forwards are a young group, but Nanticoke Area has more mature and patient players on the defense. “I’m just looking for hard work, dedication and a good outcome on both ends. It’s a fresh start for everybody,” Kusakavitch said.