2021 Chittenden County high school field hockey outlook

BURLINGTON

Coach: Allyson Archacki (14th season) 

Last season: 3-7; lost in Bellows Falls in Division I quarterfinals

Key returnees: Ava Kahl, junior, forward; Ella Ambroggio, senior, defense; Paige Moody, senior, forward; Maria Worden, junior, midfield

Key newcomers: Hawa Awayle, sophomore, defense

Outlook: Despite having a number of upperclassmen, the Seahorses are young in their overall playing time. Archacki told the team that the coaches want to “bring out their winter jackets this season,” but they will have to reach deeper into the tournament to warrant wearing cold weather gear. Ambroggio, who was new to varsity last season, will look to anchor the defense, while Moody will be on the attack for BHS. The building blocks for future success are there with Kahl, Worden and Awayle. During the summer, Archacki said that they have been focusing on their team chemistry and communication to prepare for the season.