By Keith Harrington
The Granville field hockey team held their end-of-the-year banquet and awards night last Tuesday. It was the first time the event had been held in several years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We have not been able to hold a banquet since the fall of 2019 so this was a very special night,” Granville coach Katie Barber said.
It was a very successful year for the Golden Horde. The squad finished with a record of 14-4.
“We had 19 goals scored against us but scored 72 total goals. We also were never shut out, scoring in all 18 games. We had 10 shutouts on the season defensively,” Barber added.
Haylie Barber was honored as the first ever Granville field hockey 100-Point Club member in program history. The award is the field hockey equivalent of the 1,000 point club in basketball and 100 win club in wrestling.
This season Barber had 11 goals and 24 assists. For her career, she had 32 goals and 47 assists for 111 points.
“In a person’s career, they get two points for every goal scored and one point for every assist. For the first time in our program’s history we had someone get into this 100-point club,” Coach Barber explained.
Barber also received the Most Oustanding Career Award.
Goalie Megan Decker earned the Stonewall award. Decker finished her career with 63 goals against, 295 saves, and 25 shutouts.
Melody Schinski received the Love of the Game Award and Alyssa Martindale the Blue and Gold Award.
Melissa Beaver was named the Most Outstanding Offensive Player. Beaver had 17 goals and nine assists this season. She finished her career with 29 goals and 19 assists.
Lauren Bascom was named the Most Outstanding Defensive Player, Anastasia Koutrakos was named the Most Improved Player.
Megan Hover received the Coaches Award.
“This is a tough group to see leave,” Barber concluded. “There are some really big shoes to fill.”
Photo Credit-Granville Field Hockey