Fleetwood Field Hockey has been known as one of the most successful sports offered by Fleetwood. For two years straight, the girls have proven themselves to be true competitors.
In 2010, they made a long successful postseason run by taking second in Berks County, only falling to Wilson. The girls also qualified for states after taking fourth in District III.
In 2011, Fleetwood Field Hockey not only returned to Berks County finals and won it all. After losing in the District III semifinal, the girls struck back in the third and fourth place game and tacked on their best district finish in school history. Then, in the state competition, they picked up the school’s first state tournament win. Their run ended in round 2.
With previous teams so successful and having the Berks Coach of the Year Joyce Angstadt helping them every step of the way, it’s no surprise many girls have gone on to play in college. These girls include Megan Hollenbach (Bloomsburg University), Sarah Bergman (Sacred Heart University), Emily Jensen (Providence University), and Leah Angstadt (West Chester University). Not only are these athletes continuing the sport past high school, but their success is persisting too.
Hollenbach was named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference first team as well as the Division II All-American first team. The goalie led Division II in average goals against and helped her team win the conference.
Angstadt helped West Chester to the Division II National title.
“Collegiate hockey is a lot of hard work balancing school work, practice, and travel for games,” midfielder Sarah Bergman said. “Coach Angstadt prepared me well.”
Bergman started all eighteen games as a rookie and led Sacred Heart with seven assists this season.
Senior Alyssa Delp will be playing at Temple University next year. The tradition of our field hockey players playing in college has carried on throughout the years with great potential for continuing even further.