The Lakeland Board of Education honored the Lakeland High School Field Hockey team for winning the New York State Class B Field Hockey Championship, their third consecutive title, at its Dec. 8 meeting. The team has now won six state titles (1990, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011.)
This year’s team finished with a 20-1 record and then swept through the Section One final and the state playoffs without giving up a goal until the final game, when they defeated Long Island’s Garden City High School 3-1. They had defeated Garden City in the 2010 championship 2-0. In the New York State semifinals, Lakeland shut out Camden High School (Central New York) 7-0. They defeated Rondout Valley High School 5-0 in the regional championship after defeating Rye High School 4-0 for the Section One title.
The team members include: Kate Weldon (10), Stephanie Scala (10), Abby Murdock (11), Kim Monteferante (10), Allie Malzo (11), Mairead Hourihan (11), Marissa DiSisto (11), Felicia Costanzo (10), Kristen Conroy (11), Gab Celentano (10), Dana Bozek (8), Gianna Bensaia (11), Elizabeth Bell (11), Rebecca Bard (11), Kara Massotti (12), Erin Maurno (12), Katie Browne (12), Co-Captain Krista Servedio (12), Co-Captain Shannon Scavelli (12), Co-Captain Allie O’Mara (12), and Co-Captain Emma Bozek (12). The team is coached by Sharon Sarsen and assistant coaches Bari Martinelli and Jenna Wenk.
Photo courtesy of Lakeland School District