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Sep 17, 2021

Rumson-Fair Haven Field Hockey’s Years of Success to Continue

By Les Pierce

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School has become the dominant force of Shore Conference field hockey. Anticipate more of the same.

Although top performers have been lost to graduation (Meadow Maguire – Cornell, Sarah MacGillis – Georgetown, Helena Stoever – Sacred Heart), expect the gaps to be filled. The Bulldogs seem to have a never-ending influx of talent joining the ranks and competent veteran leaders remain.

Seniors Tyler Argilagos and Grace Anne McCooey will pace the offense. Argilagos was named to the Shore Conference First Team and has committed to Colgate University. McCooey plans to continue her academic and athletic pursuits at Princeton University.  

Davidson College-bound senior Brennan Bazant will take charge of the Bulldog backfield. Anchoring the defense is goalie Amanda Gettings. The junior won the job in her freshman year and last season, as a sophomore, allowed just six goals to Shore Conference opponents. She recorded 66 saves and was also named to the Shore Conference First Team.

“We are looking forward to another great season and a return to normalcy,” stated third-year coach Casey Hanna. “While we did lose a larger senior class to graduation, our upcoming seniors are hungry for another conference and sectional championship and have been putting in the work this summer with our underclassmen to make it happen. I am confident that if we work together as a unit, these girls can achieve any goal they set for themselves for this season and continue RFH field hockey’s tradition of dominance in the conference and state.”