MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morristown High School field hockey season concluded an unpredictable 2020 season with a solid 6-3-2 record.
The school is going to an all-virtual format until Nov. 30, meaning the Colonials’ season is complete prior to the start of the state regional tournament.
Morristown finished the season with a two-game winning streak. The team totaled 33 goals and 31 assists. Junior Brittany Hoftijzer and senior Briana Franco led the Colonials with eight goals apiece.
Junior Elizabeth Scheer added five goals and eight assists, and senior Sydney Familo tallied four goals and five assists. Junior Angie Machado was also high on the stats list
with four goals and three assists. Morristown head coach Katherine DeBiasse also credited senior goalie Jackie Chimborazo-Malo.
“I would say senior goalie Jackie Chimborazo-Malo stepped up and made sure all of the girls were participating on the days we had to go virtual, and was often the motivator/cheerleader when the team needed to be uplifted,” the coach said. “I decided after the 2019 season that I would forego team captains, so we don’t have designated leaders, but there were definitely seniors that stepped up into that position very early on in the season.”
The Colonials had a lot of girls who contributed this season, much to the satisfaction of DeBiasse.
“We are lucky enough to have a lot of kids who can score and assist in big moments,” DeBiasse stated. “I have entered stats for 13 athletes this season, and with a limited number of games, I would call that a success.”
DeBiasse was overall pleased with the season, especially considering the nature of how unpredictable the season was.
“I went into this season cautiously optimistic, and kept hammering home that as a team every day we are together is a gift, and every game we get to play, we should play as though it would be our last,” DeBiasse said.
“Given the virtual practices, and the anxiety of living with the unknown, I am generally pleased. This is a memorable group for me. They took what time that was given to them and made the most of it. I think they, especially my senior class, left the turf without regrets, and they should be really proud of themselves.”