Shuffling all your equipment to Babson at 6 am just to get a little ice time is a daily reality for the girls on the high school hockey team, which is known for their players and victories.
Lead by coaches George Campbell and Tom Hammond, the team has won 11 games this season, with only 1 loss and 1 tie.
The key to the team’s success is not just hard work and practice: it is the support and closeness of all its players. “We all know how each other plays and know how to play as a team,” said Elise Coakley ’18.
Many of the girls on the team already know each other and began their hockey careers playing hockey for the town teams, all part of the Wellesley Youth Hockey Association. For many of the players, this has been an advantage. “It is great to have so many returning players and some strong new players,” said John Brown, Wellesley High School’s athletic director.
With last year’s loss at TD Garden, the all-states game, the team is even more determined this year to make it there again. For the most part, the team is confident they have the skills and determination to achieve such a goal. “For this season, I’m most looking forward to the tournament and hopefully making it to the Garden again,” said Caroline Bradley ’15.
(Lily Fenton ’17, Staff Writer)