Girls field hockey: The “new kid” of DePaul Prep Athletics


Sara Spittler

Girls field hockey is the newest sport in the fall DePaul Prep athletics season.

Sydney McLeod, Editor, Sports

With the start of a new school year came a new sport. Girls field hockey was added to this fall’s entertaining sports schedule. Ms. Emily Davis, a DePaul Prep Theology teacher, is the head coach, and Zoe Argianas and Cat Gonzalez are the captains.  The team has a record of two wins and four losses.  After a first game loss against St. Ignatius, the girls kept their heads up and their spirits high. Sophomore Grace Leonard remarked, “It is a very exciting sport and everyone on the team is fun to be around during games and practices” St.Ignatius has been playing field hockey for years but our tough and new team put on quite the fight.

With a turn of events, the girls had a stronger showing against Highland Park, beating the North Shore school 2-1. As the first ever win in the history of DePaul Prep field hockey, it is a big deal for the players. 

Captain Zoe Argianas has spoken about some of the strengths of the team. “Sophomore Theresa Cunningham has stood out the most to me. She’s aggressive and hustles to every play when put in. She always finds she’s way to get a stuck on the ball”. 

On September 24, the girls played in the Stevenson invitational, playing 3A schools like Glenbard West and OPRF. The girls were up for a challenge but put up a good fight with one win and one loss.

As the sport continues to gain momentum this fall, it is definitely something to watch and looks to be a successful sport in the coming years.