Field ‘Hawkey’ challenges 2022 season; Team working their way to top


Part of the girls field hockey team celebrating after a win. The team is going forward to play many other schools and keep their winning streak alive. PHOTO CREDITS: Kaley Mullhausen

MEGHAN KALCK, SSC Editor/Studio Manager

 The North Harford High School field hockey team has already been in a lot of action this school year and is currently winning 4-1 so far this season, as of September 17.

     Senior Grace Underwood (left back, defense) explained how the season is going “good so far,” in regards to overall scores and league standings.

     “We are such a strong team,” Underwood says. “The team has so much talent as a whole and they all work together super well when it comes to practices and games.” The team is looking forward to the rest of the season because it can only go up from here, and the team has been working hard to play their best game.

     Senior Kaley Mullhausen (right wing, offense) agrees with Underwood- the season so far is “going really well,” and the team is super close as friends. “We all really respect each other.” They all work great together when playing. This creates a great team chemistry and leads to better performance on the field.

     Coach Carla Harward is very impressed with the team’s chemistry and how they are,“very much bonded as a team.” She is also very pleased with how the team has been playing so far, hoping that they continue to get better and better. She believes that the team has the potential to go all the way to states this year.

     Harward is proud of the team with how well they listen in practice and implement what they learn into the games they play. “They support each other, and their communication is also improving on the field,” she explains. They have been practicing techniques such as passing, and she is very pleased to see these skills on the field.

     Underwood and Mullhausen also believe that their team has the potential to go all the way to states this year. Last year the team won the regionals, but did not take home the state title.

     Their biggest competition that they have played is Hereford High School, which they had already played this season. “We lost to them in double time, but we have to go into every game thinking that we are the best,” Underwood says.

     “Confidence is key when playing, but you also have to have good sportsmanship while playing the game,” Mullhausen says “Everyone on the team is seen as an equal, and no one is better than another person on or off the field.”