Mrs Whitney’s Little Rascals - 2nd XI Field Hockey

Monday, November 15, 2021 - By: Grace D, Alex ‘22

During the first term of sport at Brentwood, there are three female field hockey teams: 1st XI, 2nd XI, and the Development team. This means that regardless of skill or experience, there is a team for everyone who wishes to play the wonderful game. For the past two months, I have been lucky enough to play on the 2nd XI team with 18 other hardworking and talented girls. I can confidently say that we have been working tirelessly to improve our field hockey skills as the strong team we are and we have made great progress.

On this talented young team, there are ten Grade 12s, which sure has helped Mrs Whitney during practices and games. These wonderful Grade 12s put their leadership skills to the test as they assisted the younger girls during drills, encouraged teammates on and off the pitch, and stayed positive during the toughest games. We also have three Grade 8s who practice with us from time to time. The range of ages and skill levels on the pitch at any given moment is a reminder to all of us to support one another and remain determined.

Whether it be practicing in the pouring rain in Duncan, or scrimagging on the sunlit home turf beside the Foote, the grit this group of athletes has shown since September must not go unnoticed. Although it sometimes may take some convincing, or even bribes with Dairy Queen Blizzards, the 2nd XI team goes to Duncan once a week to practice their skills at a water-based turf off campus.

Our ironic yet loving coach, Mrs Whitney, provided this quote: “It makes me so happy to see them having fun all of the time and their level of perseverance under all kinds of stresses.”  

As our season comes to an end, Reese VO, Allard ‘22 says, “I am going to miss this team so much and I am very proud of how far we have come.”

On that note, I would like to thank Mrs Whitney, Ms Legassicke, and Mrs Warner for all of their dedication to the program this term. The hard work they have put in to help us improve and have fun is greatly appreciated.

Grace D, Alex ‘22

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