No pics from the NITs, were not able to attend them. We'll be doing small recaps for each age group after they finish.
Last weekend the future of New Hampshire Field Hockey was in full swing competing at USA Field Hockey's National Indoor U14 Tournament.
New Hampshire had 15 athletes spread over five teams.
Northeast Elite Gold U14 had one NH resident, Mackenzie Suech, of the Windham school district. No surprise was seeing one of Windham's youngsters represented on Northeast Elite's top team, showing the incredible depth that the Windham field hockey program has. Unfortunately for Suech and her team, they had a rough weekend going 1-4-0 (W-L-T), finishing fifth in their group.
Northeast Elite Green, was also represented by one NH athlete, Quinn Mailloux, of the Pinkerton school district. NEE Green did fair better than their Gold counterpart going 1-2-2 (W-L-T) on the weekend, also finishing fifth in their group.
Identical to NEE, Wizards were represented by one NH athlete, Kaitlyn Tello of the Nashua South school district. Wizards finished fourth in their group, going 2-3-0 (W-L-T) on the weekend.
Seacoast United U14 Navy had eight NH athletes, the most of any of the five teams. Ava Bennett of the Pinkerton school district, Riley Thurston of the Winnacunnet school district, Tenley Lefebvre, Lindsey Ducharme, & Brianna Henderson of the Exeter school district, Mia Edwards of the Portsmouth school district, Kira Geddes of the Bow school district, and Sophia Santeramo of the Newmarket school district. SCU Navy finished fifth in their group, going 1-4-0 (W-L-T) on the weekend.
Seacoast United U14 had the best weekend out of any of the teams. Six NH athletes were represented on the side. Addison MacNeil & Sydney Perkins of the Exeter school district, Brandi Sickel of the Timberlane school district, Abby Wilber of the Winnacunnet school district, Alexis Dumont of the Portsmouth school district, and Abigail Bentley of the Newmarket school district. SCU finished second in their pool, posting a record of 3-1-1 (W-L-T), only losing on goal difference, to a team they had beaten in the tournament, 2-0.
Seacoast United posted the best record out of the NH teams, going 3-1-1 (W-L-T), having the only positive record. Wizards scored the most goals (14), which was five higher than the second most. Northeast Elite Green had the best defense of the tournament allowing six goals, three fewer than any of the other teams.
Overall the teams Combined for a record of 8-14-3 (W-L-T) and were outscored 87-40.
Tomorrow the U19s get underway in Richmond, VA, having 23 athletes represented, across seven teams.