Towson JV Field Hockey: A New Generation


A sizzling hot start is important to any successful season but can’t be expected from a team that has many new players learning the game. That’s the situation the 2018 Towson JV field hockey team was forced into. 

Coming off a season where the team didn’t score a single goal, they have quickly found the early season hot streak that all winning teams look for. Opening the season with a 3-0-1 record, the team has surprised a lot of people. 

It can be a very grueling task to build chemistry to connect with new teammates, especially when some of your teammates are studying the fundamentals of the sport and coming to a new school. 

Miranda Fisher, a freshman at Towson High, is playing her first season of field hockey: “The coaches and other players taught me the basics, a few other girls hadn’t played before either, which made me a little less nervous.” 

The team has progressed very quickly, with some new players gaining playing time like Fisher and sophomore Sydney Ballenger. Ballenger is another first-year player, who was recruited by friends because the team needed players. She said, “Everyone is so encouraging and fun.”

They have rapidly built chemistry and started the season off right as they start to face the heart of their schedule.  

The girls will battle Sparrow’s Point in their first home game on September 25th, looking to remain undefeated, behind their leading scorers, freshman Maya Galvez and Lila Barber. 

Galvez, who has played field hockey her whole life, said, “It’s different being on a team where most of the team has only played for a few weeks.” Galvez said she also enjoyed getting to help mentor and teach fundamentals to her friends. 

The girls are ecstatic to continue that trend with a lengthy homestand beginning September 25th.