T.C. Williams Girls Varsity Field Hockey Off to State Championship

The T.C. Williams High School Girls Varsity Field Hockey team is off to the State Championship game on November 13, 2015 at the USA Field Hockey National Training Center in Virginia Beach.

The team earned a spot in the State Championship game by defeating the Fairfax Rebels 1-0 in the North Region semifinals on November 3, 2015.

Last week, they won the Patriot Conference Championship on October 26 with a 3-0 victory over their opponent. After an 18-1 winning season, the field hockey championship win was the icing on the cake.

Our team has played very well all season. At 18-1, this is the most successful varsity team in T.C. Field Hockey’s History,” said T.C. Williams Girls Varsity Field Hockey Coach William Heresniak.

The season started on August 3 and team’s biggest challenge was staying focused and trying to improve what needed to be improved even after a win. The team was successful because each player understood what their responsibilities were and they played as a team.

I’m very proud of the girls. This is the team’s first conference title win since 1995,” Heresniak said.

The team has had recent success both on and off the field. The majority of the team is taking multiple Advanced Placement classes and playing field hockey at the same time.

There has been a lot of hard work building the program over the past decade. Special thanks goes to the entire coaching staff, Bob Eavanson and Shawn Noel who coached the Varsity Field Hockey Team in the past and Mac Slover from the Recreation Department. They taught me a lot. There is a lot of history in the program and it’s special to be part of this,” Heresniak said.

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