Get to know the teams that will be competing in the
2019 MAX Field Hockey High School National Invitational at The Proving Grounds!
WEST ESSEX HIGH SCHOOL
North Caldwell, New Jersey
Total Students: ~1,100
FIELD HOCKEY QUICK FACTS
Head Coach: Jill Cosse
Conference: Group 2, North, Essex/Union- Red Division
Knights on Twitter: @westessexhs
2018 Record: 21-3-1
2018 Schedule: -View Schedule-
2018 Final Ranking: New Jersey Region #4
2018 Accomplishments: Group 2 State Champions
2018 Notables: Won 18th state championship, 3 losses were to top 3 New Jersey ranked teams: #1 Eastern Regional, #2 Oak Knoll and #3 Moorestown
2019 Outlook: The Knights graduate First Team All-Region and NJ.com Player of the Year Ellie Decker (40 goals/36 assists, Columbia commit) and Lexi Palko (Second Team All-Region, First Team All-Group 2), but return 9 of 11 All-Conference players from their 2018 State Championship squad. The rising senior trio of First Team All-Region GK Tara Smith (Columbia commit), Emily Holleuffer (Second Team All-Group 2) and Cameron Kinsella (Second Team All-Group 2, Brown commit) will lead a squad that started 4 freshman in 2018, each of which earned conference/group recognition: Halle Aschenbach (Third Team All-Group 2), Alexandra Shizas (Third Team All-Group 2), Gianna Pouro (Second Team All-Conference), and Cait Lutz (Second Team All-Conference). We expect another strong season from the Knights.
Over the next couple of months MAX Field Hockey will be releasing special features on teams that will be competing in the MAX Field Hockey High School National Invitational at The Proving Grounds, September 20-22, 2019.