Field Hockey season comes to a bittersweet end

Mercy Varsity Field Hockey finished its season with an impressive record of 7-9-2.  The team fiercely competed against teams from all across Michigan.

“This team is one I’ll always remember,” said head coach Butch Babler. “I knew from the beginning, we would be facing some stiff competition. But the girls executed each game. I couldn’t be more proud.”

The team gathered together for its banquet on Sunday, Nov. 5.

“It’s bittersweet,” said senior Lauren George. “I’ve grown so much as a player and a person the past four years. I just don’t want it to end.”

It may be the end, but the memories will last a lifetime. Whether it be the pre-game dances, the bus rides, the motivational quotes, or the cheers before each game, the members of the 2016 varsity field hockey team have memories and moments to cherish for life.

Check out the photo gallery of the 2016 season!

Awards were given to the following players for the 2016 season:
Rookie of the Year: freshman Zabrina LeVasseur
Most Improved: junior Megan Sullivan
Most Valuable Offensive Player: senior Ciara Lopus
Most Valuable Defensive Player: senior Molly Lyons
Maroon and Gold Award: senior Coley Brown
Coaches Award: seniors Regan Castle and Catherine Sawicky
All League: senior Sarah Kurpiers, senior Maggie Shrader, junior Lexi Thomas
All Catholic: senior Regan Castle, senior Molly Lyons, junior Grace Drukker
All State Academic Award: seniors Lauren George, Molly Lyons, Sarah Kurpiers, Catherine Sawicky, Ciara Lopus
All State Honorable Mention: senior Regan Castle and junior Grace Drukker
All State Second Team: senior Molly Lyons