Congratulations to the Greenwich Academy field hockey team for winning the NEPSAC Class A title for the first time since 2002, edging Hotchkiss in an overtime thriller, 2-1. As Gators veteran coach Angela Tammaro said after the game, it was a long time coming.
GA lost to Hotchkiss, 2-1, in last year’s final and fell to the Bearcats in the 2010 championship game in a game decided on penalty strokes. After senior Pam Schulman scored the winning goal in sudden death overtime, the Gators players and fans ran on the field in celebration. Several GA star players from previous seasons attended the game, which was a fierce duel throughout.
You can read my game story on the Greenwich Time website.
Here’s what some of the GA players had to say after the championship win.
Pam Schulman: “All the hard work and everything we did the past four years paid off. Everything we have done to this point has gotten us here. I can’t be happier with how the season ended.”
Annie Leonard: “We wanted it so badly, it was a tremendous effort by the whole team. It’s so exhilarating, I could not be more prouder of this team. This is the greatest thing we could have done together.”
Eva Rosencrans: “This is my last time ever as a GA field hockey player, so I couldn’t imagine a better ending. Everyone worked so hard from the first day of practice and every little thing added up.”
Emma Olney: “When I saw Pam score that goal I dropped to the ground and screamed. I’m so proud to be a leader of this team.”
Greenwich Academy finished their scrapbook season 19-2, allowing only 12 goals all season. What a season.