Courtesy of HK AD Lynne Flint:
The Haddam Killingworth head field hockey coach Patsy Kamercia was diagnosed with Myeloproliferative Myelodysplastic Overlap this fall. This disease is extremely rare and affects the bone marrow and blood; the blood-forming cells in the marrow begin to slow down or even stop. She has been tentatively scheduled to receive a Haploidentical bone marrow transplant at the end of January 2017. Her son Tripp, who lives in St. Thomas, will be a donor for this transplant.
Below is a link for a fundraising site to help with medical costs. Please feel free to share this.
CHSCA Field Hockey Report
Submitted by Maureen Perkins
September 21, 2016
State Tournament Update
81 Varsity Field Hockey Teams in CT
16 New Coaches
3 Divisions (L, M, S) Maintained
Quarterfinals: Some host schools may choose to play on Fri., Novemebr 11 or Sat., November 12, 2016 to accommodate Friday night home football games
New Coaches Mentor Program: This is the first year we have implemented this. We held a brief new coaches meeting prior to our regular preseason state coaches meeting. We had 10 new coaches attend. Each was matched up with an experienced coach within their conference who will serve as a mentor during the season.
III. New Rules
Points of Emphasis:
1. Properly marked protective eyewear - Plastic molded facemasks are now illegal
2. Rough and dangerous play
3. Good sporting behavior
Use of progressive carding system by officials to help monitor play and address repetitive issues
IV. Fall 2016 Events
CT Field Hockey Hall of Fame Dinner – Aqua Turf, September 18, 2016
State Finals – Wethersfield High School, November 19, 2016, Times TBD
Post-Season Coaches Meeting – CIAC, November 22, 2016, 4:30pm
Senior All Star game and Junior Select game – Guilford High School, November 29, 2016 (Rain Date November 30, 2016)
All State Banquet - Aqua Turf, December 6, 2016, 6:30pm
All-State Field Hockey
- 3 Divisions: “S”, “M”, “L”
- All Field Hockey coaches can vote for All-State selections
- All voting is done ONLINE and the computer tabulates votes.
- Field Hockey All-State teams in each Division will consist of 1-2 Goalies plus the 14-15 top vote receivers. (approx. 16 on first team)
- A Second Team is the next highest votes; up to 15/16 players on a team