From a team of forty, the hopes and dreams of an entire sisterhood lay in the hands of seven. Seniors Marcia Lewis and Jamie Leong and juniors Keats Iwanaga, Mhairi Finlayson, Kathleen Humphries, Melina Moore, and Kaitlyn McLaren took the field for the last time this season, prepared to dive and die for a single goal.
This season, the Los Gatos Field Hockey team managed to go undefeated for 15 season games and three post-season games, winning the CCS Championship for the first time since 2010. El Gato News interviewed the captains of the team, Seniors Jamie Leong and Juniors Keats Iwanaga, Melina Moore, and Kaitlyn McLaren to get an inside look on the leaders of one of the most successful teams LGFH has seen in years.
There have been many surprises this NFL season. Many of last year’s top teams have disappointed fans with their performances in the first seven weeks of the season, but there have also been many impressive success stories.
Ever since the season began in mid-September, hockey news has been circling the sports world. The west is dominating the eastern teams and rookies are shining on the ice. Many teams are in very different positions than where they finished last season.
The San Jose Sharks are off to a fantastic start this season. They have won all six games so far, making them one of just two undefeated teams. The team leads the Pacific Division and have the most shots-on-goal overall. They also have the highest average goals per game. Despite their successes, the team as a whole is not the talk of the hockey world. One player in particular shines brighter than the rest.
In 2010, seniors Marcia Lewis, Jamie Leong, Sadie Logan and Hannah Westall-Toler watched in awe as the LGHS field hockey team won its third consecutive CCS title. Now seniors and leaders of the LGHS field hockey team, the girls are determined to end their last season together the same way they ended their first: as CCS Champions.
With their backs against the wall in 2012, the Giants fought game after game. This season was not as successful as 2012, and the Giants ended with an average below .500, snapping their four-season winning streak. Many of their players struggled this season.
When senior Betsy Wall rises out of the water with the ball in hand, all the shot-blockers and goalies want to duck and cover. Though the season has yet to begin, there is no doubt that last year’s Rookie of the Year will be a star this season on LGHS’s water polo team.
After a close score in the first half, Archbishop Mitty ultimately defeated Los Gatos on Sept. 6 at Foothill College. The season’s kickoff game ended with the the Monarchs eventually pulling a 23-14 victory over The Wildcats.
For most people, swimming is just a fun way to cool off in the hot summer months. For LGHS alumna Helena Gali, swimming was her way of life.