16 Nov
2017

Banquet Success!

The 2017 Newport Harbor Field Hockey Banquet was a lovely, fun evening! It was truly a fabulous celebration of the 2017-2018 season. A big thank you to the Banquet Committee for all that you did to make it such a lovely evening: Jen Blanchfield, Claudia Hill, Paula O’Connor, Sue & Steven Dewan, Rhonda Knipp, Dawn Kerrigan, Suzy Robinson, Heidi Bixby, Suzie Kontra, Monique & Wagner Montiel, Ronda Fay, Betsy Elliott, Sarah Martinez, Lori Sheldon, Nancy Vaughan, Rene Baldwin, Barbara Lucore, Todd Knipp, and Jason Boyer! Go Newport!


5 Nov
2017

Stix Weekly

PROGRAM WIDE
– This is the last Stix Weekly – what a great season! Thank you for your incredible support and participation over the past few months.

– The banquet evite was sent via email. When you RSVP, please do not include players. Players should contact their coach if they cannot attend, otherwise we will assume that they are attending. If you did not receive the email, please contact newportharborfieldhockey@gmail.com.

– Off Season Field Hockey will begin on Monday, November 20. It is scheduled to be Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30 – 6 p.m. *This schedule is subject to change depending on field availability. Girls will meet at the Field Hockey Storage Room at Davidson Field.

VARSITY
Monday – Banquet Video Day at 5:00 p.m. at Davidson Field in white uniform with varsity sweaters.
Wednesday – Uniform Turn In, 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Uniform & Practice Pennie must be washed and clean.

JUNIOR VARSITY
Monday – Banquet Video Day at 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field in white uniform.
Wednesday – Uniform Turn In, 1:45 – 2:10 p.m. Uniform & Practice Pennie must be washed and clean.

FROSH/SOPH
Monday – Banquet Video Day at 4:30 p.m. at Davidson Field in white uniform.
Wednesday – Uniform Turn In, 1:30 – 1:55 p.m. Uniform & Practice Pennie must be washed and clean.

5 Nov
2017

TOC Finalists

From the Daily Pilot

Newport Harbor can’t spoil Harvard-Westlake’s undefeated season
By Andrew Turner

Newport Harbor High’s field hockey program has been somewhat dynastic over the last decade.

The Sailors were looking for their sixth title in the last 10 years, but they ran into this year’s most-dominant team in the Los Angeles Field Hockey Assn. Tournament of Champions final.

Newport Harbor struck first, but host Studio City Harvard-Westlake rallied to complete an undefeated season with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night.

Alyse Tran scored the game-winning goal with 10:04 remaining. The senior injector, the initial passer on short corners, jumped into the play after delivering a pass to Rachel Brown.

Brown pushed the ball past a Newport Harbor defender, driving the action closer to the Sailors’ net. Astor Wu sent a pass from the right side of the net in front for Tran, who was able to get her shot past Sarah Sheldon.

“I was absolutely, utterly elated,” Tran said. “It’s crazy because for all of the four years that I’ve been at Harvard-Westlake, this is the one thing that I stayed true to and committed to for the entire four years.”

Sheldon, a four-year varsity goalie for Newport Harbor (18-8-2), made six saves in the match. She made a huge stop on Brown, the tournament MVP, with three minutes to go as she sprinted in on a breakaway.

The Wolverines (20-0) were relentless, though. Wu crashed the net and scored on Harvard-Westlake’s next possession to put the game out of reach.

Newport Harbor broke through to start the match. A crowd of players pursued and batted the ball in front of the net. Kate Davison was the last of four to take a swipe at the ball, driving it past Wolverines goalie Elly Choi for the game’s first goal in the third minute.

Wolverines coach Erin Creznic, who called the undefeated campaign a “once-in-a-career season,” said that Choi had not been scored on all year.

“I couldn’t be any more proud of the way that they played,” Sailors coach Amanda Boyer said of her team. “Their first half of this game was incredible. Scoring the first goal in the beginning was very exciting.

“The girls really played the best that they have the whole season.”

It was Harvard-Westlake, however, who controlled possession throughout. The Wolverines drew six short corners to Newport Harbor’s three before the break.

Nicole Bahar tied the game on the last short corner of the half for Harvard-Westlake in the 24th minute. Tran was the injector, and Mia Reilly drew the assist in taking the initial shot before it was deflected past Sheldon.

“They’re a short-corner powerhouse,” Boyer said. “They play in the circle for a corner because it clears out all the defense. Then you’re only up against three defenders and a goalie. It’s a huge advantage.”

Also in the Tournament of Champions:

Stella Ziegler scored on a redirect off a penalty corner with 8:27 remaining, and Huntington Beach topped Glendora 1-0 in the third-place game.

Nicole Cramer had three saves in the shutout for the Oilers (18-4-4, 9-0-1), who were the Sunset League South champions in the regular season.

Huntington Beach was forced out of the winner’s bracket by Newport Harbor. The Sailors beat the Oilers 1-0 in the semifinals.

3 Nov
2017

TOC Semi-Final Win

Newport Harbor Varsity Field Hockey had a big win on Thursday against the Oilers at Huntington Beach High School in their TOC Semi-Final game. The Sailors won 1-0 with goal scored by Chanse Hill and assist by Kate Davison in the second half of regulation time. Goalkeeper Sarah Sheldon recorded eight saves. Newport faces Harvard Westlake on Saturday for the Championship game at 5:00 p.m. at Harvard Westlake. Go Newport!

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1 Nov
2017

TOC Round 1 Win

Congratulations to Newport Harbor Varsity Field Hockey for their 1-0 win at Bonita High School on Tuesday. The lone goal was scored by freshman Lindsey Blanchfield.

The Sailors advance to the semi-finals with a game on Thursday, November 2 at 3:15 p.m. at Huntington Beach High School. Come show your support and cheer the girls on! GO Newport!





29 Oct
2017

Stix Weekly

PROGRAM WIDE
– If you haven’t already, please make sure to collect all of your photos and get them to your team photo collector or team mom for the Memory Book and Banquet Team Videos by Sunday, October 29.
– Below is the best laid out plans for the schedules this week. The times and dates are subject to change depending on the Varsity playoff game results, please check the website for updated information.
– The end of the season Newport Harbor Field Hockey Banquet is Tuesday, November 14. You will receive an invitation via email this week.

VARSITY
Monday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner hosted by the Davison Family.
Tuesday – Round 1 of Tournament of Champions at 3:30 p.m. at Bonita High School. Bus Departs at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday – Practice at 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner hosted by the Knipp Family.
Thursday – Possibility of TOC Semi-Final Game
Friday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner hosted by the Blanchfield Family.
Saturday – Possibility of TOC Consolation Game (3:00 p.m.) or Championship Game (5:00 p.m.) at Harvard Westlake.
*Things to Expect Next Week – Banquet Video Day and Program Day/Uniform Turn In

JUNIOR VARSITY
Monday – If you ordered spirit wear, come to Davidson at 2:30 p.m. to pick it up!
Tuesday – Option to support Newport! Come along and cheer on Varsity at Round 1 of Tournament of Champions at 3:30 p.m. at Bonita High School. Bus Departs at 1:30 p.m. Let Coach Amanda know if you will be attending by Monday evening.
Wednesday – No practice, but please keep 5:00 – 8:00 open.
Thursday – Support Newport! Watch Varsity’s Possible TOC Semi-Final Playoff Game: TBA. Check the Website!
Friday – No practice.
Saturday – Support Newport! Watch Varsity’s Possible TOC Game: TBA. Check the Website!
*Things to Expect Next Week – Banquet Video Day and Program Day/Uniform Turn In

FROSH/SOPH
Monday – If you ordered spirit wear, come to Davidson at 2:30 p.m. to pick it up!
Tuesday – Option to support Newport! Come along and cheer on Varsity at Round 1 of Tournament of Champions at 3:30 p.m. at Bonita High School. Bus Departs at 1:30 p.m. Let Coach Amanda know if you will be attending by Monday evening.
Wednesday – No practice, but please keep 5:00 – 8:00 open.
Thursday – Support Newport! Watch Varsity’s Possible TOC Semi-Final Playoff Game: TBA. Check the Website!
Friday – No practice.
Saturday – Support Newport! Watch Varsity’s Possible TOC Game: TBA. Check the Website!
*Things to Expect Next Week – Banquet Video Day and Program Day/Uniform Turn In

20 Oct
2017

Stix Weekly

PROGRAM WIDE
– This is the last week of scheduled games and practices for the Frosh/Soph & JV teams. There will still be some sort of a schedule on the Stix Weekly for the next two weeks for both teams since they will still be enrolled in field hockey. They will be expected to attend any varsity home playoff games; they have the option to attend any away varsity playoff games; they will also have a banquet video shoot day and a uniform turn in day. Attendance will be taken and noted.
– All players will need to let their coach know where they will be transferring to next for their PE credit (lacrosse, soccer, basketball, pre-track, pre-softball, yoga, etc.) by Friday, October 27. We are working to see if we can get field space to hold post-season field hockey for 10th – 12th graders. More info to come.
Make sure to collect all of your photos and get them to your team photo collector or team mom for the Memory Book and Banquet Team Videos by Friday, October 27. The more photos we have, the better the book and videos!! The deadline for the memory books is Monday, October 30 so we need to have time to make the books.
– All Players! Please bring your CLEAN pink socks back to the storage bin on Monday at practice.
– Senior Parents! Senior Day is on Tuesday, please report to Davidson field at 6:10, the presentation will begin at 6:20 p.m.
– Save the Date for the Banquet! Tuesday, November 14.

VARSITY
Monday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner hosted by the Hill Family.
Tuesday – Senior Home Game vs. Marina at 6:30 p.m. at Davidson Field. Be at the field at 5:15 p.m. ready to cheer on JV and warm up.
Wednesday – Home Game vs. Fountain Valley at 7:30 p.m. at Davidson Field. Be at the field at 6:15 p.m. ready to cheer on JV and warm up.
Thursday – Away game at Edison High School at 3:15 p.m. Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.
Friday – Practice at 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. at Davidson Field.

JUNIOR VARSITY
Monday – Practice at 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner hosted by the More Family.
Tuesday – Home Game vs. Marina at 5:00 p.m. at Davidson Field. Be at the field at 4:00 p.m. ready to set up the field and warm up. You will also be expected to stay after the game for the Senior Game Presentation at the beginning of the Varsity Game.
Wednesday – Home Game vs. Fountain Valley at 6:15 p.m. at Davidson Field. Be at the field at 5:30 p.m. ready to warm up.
Thursday – Away game at Edison High School at 4:45 p.m. Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.
Friday – Practice at 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. at Davidson Field.

FROSH/SOPH
Monday – Practice at 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. at Davidson Field. Team Dinner hosted by the Velasco Family.
Tuesday – Practice at 5:00 p.m. at NHHS. The girls will be *in uniform* and part of the senior game presentation at 6:20 p.m.
Wednesday – Home Game vs. Fountain Valley at 5:00 p.m. at Davidson Field. Be at the field at 4:00 p.m. ready to set up the field and warm up.
Thursday – Away game at Bonita High School at 6:00 p.m Bus departs at 3:00 p.m.
Friday – 
Away game at Edison High School at 4:15 p.m. Bus departs at 3:00 p.m.

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