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Delmar H.S. 2001
Field Hockey Preview
Delmar Wildcats

 
2001 Preview

Can Wildcats Continue
Unbeaten Streak?

Photo: Delmar field hockey players Brittany Elliott (top) and Danielle Twilley (below).

The Delmar High School field hockey team has rarely met its match in the Henlopen Conference in the past three seasons.

Delmar field hockey player Brittany ElliottOnly in state tournaments and in a tie with Cape Henlopen have the Wildcats not come out victorious.

In the Henlopen Conference, Delmar has gone 48 games without a loss, and while continuation of the streak is not among the goals the team lists, you have to figure it serves as motivation every time the Wildcats step on the field.

With only four seniors graduating from last year's team, the Wildcats know all about the tradition that has produced state semifinal berths in 1998 and 1999 and a quarterfinal appearance in 2000.

Returning are right wing Brittany Elliott, left wing Becca Gum, right inside Danielle Twilley and left inside Jen Hastings. All four players figured prominently in last season's unbeaten conference season.

Following is a capsule preview of the Wildcats' 2001 campaign.

Head Coach: Linda Budd (106-33-16)

2000 Record: 16-1-1 overall, 12-0-1 conference (lost to St. Mark's 1-0 in 2OT in state quarterfinals)

Delmar field hockey player Danielle TwilleyKey Returning Players: Brittany Elliott (RW), Danielle Twilley (RI), Becca Gum (LW), Tracey Lloyd (MF), Ashley Campbell (MF), Jen Hastings (LI), Courtney Entsminger (B), Jamie Hunt (B)

Key Players Lost: Erin Budd (Appalachian State), Kristin Nichols, Katie Ditmer

Key Newcomers: Crystal Nibblett (MF), Kristin Wheatley(G), Sarah Webb (A)

Coach Budd's Comments: "This year's team has good speed and stick work. Their work ethic, attitude and unity have been definite strengths. Our goals are to have fun, work together and give our best effort in practices and games, challenge ourselves to improve, have a winning season, defend our Southern Division and Henlopen Conference titles, and qualify for the state tournament."


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