Wednesday, November 09, 2011

A Field Hockey Phenomenon

In the thirty five years that Virginia Kincaid has been coaching Glenelg High School's field hockey teams she has amassed an impressive number of state and county titles. So when she says that she’s never seen a player like Alyssa Parker, its something to take note of.

This season, Alyssa Parker has scored over 100 goals which in and of itself is pretty impressive. What is even more impressive is the fact that she also has 100 assists. According to this story by Greg Schimmel in The Washington Post, she is “only the second player in the recorded history of the National Federation of State High School Associations to reach triple digits in both stats.”

“I like the 100 assists a lot more,” said Parker, who has orally committed to play for Maryland, the defending NCAA champion. “It’s about the team effort.”

It’s likely to get even better. Tonight the Gladiators played Queen Anne’s High School in the Maryland 2A Semifinals. The results of that 5 PM game were not available as I wrote this post but hopefully a commenter can provide an update later.

Regardless of tonights outcome, Alyssa has had a memorable senior season. Congratulations!
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