Field Hockey

Field Hockey Outlook
Times Leader


Coach: Kayla Reakes

PIAA Class: A

2019 records: 8-6-1, third in WVC Division 2; 11-7-1 overall

2019 postseason: Lost to Wyoming Area, 9-0, in District 2-A quarterfinals.

Key players returning: Sr. F Olivia Nice; Sr. G Alexus Nichols; Sr. F Sy’raia Maney; Jr. F Riley Baird; Jr. M Josette Park; Jr. D Gabby Eldridge; So. F Grace Reed; So. D Shayley Heffron.

Noteworthy: Nanticoke was the highest finisher last season among the teams that remain in Division 2. Nice is entering her fourth year as starter while Nichols, Maney, Baird and Park are going into their third. Former Trojanette Kayla Gronkowski has been added to the coaching staff.

Matt Bufano - Citizens Voice
Nanticoke Area

Coach: Kayla Reakes

2019: 11-7-1; lost to Wyoming Area, 9-0, in the District 2 Class A quarterfinals.

Players to watch: Seniors — Alexus Nichols, GK; Sy’raia Maney, fwd.; Olivia Nice, mid. Juniors — Tiara Thomas,
fwd.; Riley Baird, fwd.; Gabby Eldridge, def. Sophomore — Grace Reed, fwd.

Coach’s outlook: “After a great season last year and only losing three in our starting lineup,
this year we have high expectations for the girls. And we’re confident with all the determination
and hard work they continue to show they will do great things this season.”