2017 Fall Youth Program

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2017 PRFH Fall Youth Program
Girls Grades K-6 (Fall 2017)

Pine-Richland High School Stadium

Sundays
Sept. 10,17,24 and Oct. 1,8,15,22 (Oct. 29 rain date).
3-4pm  K-2 Developmental Academy
4-5pm  Grades 3-4 StickStarz Jr. League
5-6pm  Grades 5-6 StickStarz League

Required Equipment: Outdoor Field Hockey Stick**, Shin Guards, Mouth Guard, Goggles (Optional Grades 3-4; Required Grades 5-6).

** Field hockey sticks are available for use on site.

GAME JERSEY – needed for Grades 3-6.


The Fall Youth Field Hockey program is specially designed to introduce young players in Kindergarten through 6th grades to the fun growing sport of field hockey.

Developmental level field hockey is designed for girls in Grades K-2.  Weekly Sunday sessions focus on developing basic field hockey skills using fun drills and small-sided games.

Regular league play begins with girls in Grades 3-6 with two leagues: Grades 3-4 and Grades 5-6.  Players learn fundamental skills and field sense with league games and games versus other area programs.

Prior experience NOT required.Players are NOT required to attend all weeks to participate.


The program is open to girls in grades K-6 that are enrolled in the Pine-Richland School District.

Girls not enrolled in the Pine-Richland School District can be placed on a wait list by emailing Coach Donna Stephenson at coachsteve@prfieldhockey.com.  DO NOT REGISTER until you are notified.  Preference is given to students of area schools that do not have high school field hockey programs to enable the sport to grow to other school districts.  If your school district has a program, contact your high school varsity coach for an opportunity at your school.

QUESTIONS? Email Coach Donna Stephenson at coachsteve@prfieldhockey.com

2017 IMPACT testing

https://www.pinerichland.org/Page/336

PRFH official date is June 27 but you can attend any times.

2017 UPMC BASELINE CONCUSSION TESTING – FALL SPORTS

 June 13 & 15, 2017

June 27 & 28, 2017

 July 11 & 13, 2017

PRHS Rooms 217 and 424

 2 SESSIONS EACH DAY – 11:00AM AND 12:00PM

 PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY. Each testing session will begin promptly at the time posted. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you arrive late or if the seats have already been filled for a testing session, you should expect to wait for the next session or come back at another posted time. Testing is supervised by the Athletic Training Staff and is conducted in a group format.

 ImPACT Baseline Testing is required for contact sport participants every 2 years, and all 7th, 9th and 11th grade athletes should be tested in addition to any new students who have not had testing in the past.

If you have any questions, please do not contact the Athletic Office. You can contact the Athletic Trainers directly at (724) 625-4444 x6825.

2016 NFHCA High School National Academic Squad

The National Academic Squad program recognizes those high school seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year.

Seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year are recognized as Scholars of Distinction.

I am proud to announce that several of our players have been named to the 2016 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School National Academic Squad:

Christy Malcho
Sarah Metzmaier
Marina Miller
Sarah Mooney
Courtney Murphy
Sammi Pavlecic

Sarah Metzmaier, Sarah Mooney and Courtney Murphy are also recognized as Scholars of Distinction.

This award is sponsored by Keith Waldman of Optimal Performance Associates.  Keith lead our team building workshop during our pre-season.

Please join me and the coaching staff in congratulating these girls on their achievement.

-Coach Steve

2016 WPIAL All-Stars

We are proud to announce that Sarah Metzmaier and Chalinda Schleicher were named to the WPIAL AAA All-Star team.

In addition to Sarah and Chalinda, Molly Rottinghaus was named to the WPIAL AAA Section 1 All-Star team and Sammi Pavelecic was named as an Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to Sarah, Chalinda, Molly and Sammi!

PG North Feature Athlete – Sarah Metzmaier

Field Hockey: North Feature Athlete – Pine-Richland’s Sarah Metzmaier

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Sarah Metzmaier
School: Pine-Richland
Grade: 11
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Forward

Background: Metzmaier is a three-year starter on Pine-Richland’s forward line and leads the Rams’ offense in goals and assists this year. Metzmaier earned Class 3A Section 1 All-Star honors as a freshman and sophomore, and 3A all-WPIAL honors as a sophomore. Metzmaier is a member of German Club, Interact Club and Pittsburgh Venom Field Hockey Club. She is on the High Honor Roll and is a member of the NSHSS (National Society of High School Scholars). She plays the saxophone in the Marching Band and oboe in the Symphonic Wind Band. Metzmaier is a People to People Student Ambassador. She also assists with rescue dog socialization and is looking to gain therapy dog training skills. Sarah is a regular volunteer in the community’s youth field hockey program.

Coach Donna Stephenson & Coach Laura Peery said: “Sarah is an offensive powerhouse and a workhorse in our attack, often passing off the ball to her teammate for a sure goal rather than taking the shot herself. She has awesome stick skills, great vision of the field, and excellent game sense. Sarah is a clutch player who teammates go to and look to in tight game situations.”

PG North Feature Athlete – Sammi Pavlecic

Field Hockey: North Feature Athlete – Pine-Richland’s Sammi Pavlecic

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Sammi Pavlecic
School: Pine Richland
Grade: 12
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Defensive Midfielder

Background: Pavlecic is a captain this year for Pine-Richland. She scored the game-winning goal in the Rams’ scrimmage against Mt. Lebanon and helped to contain and limit many goals during a scrimmage against Fox Chapel. Pavlecic has really impressed Pine-Richland coaches so far and they are looking forward to seeing what this season has in store for her. Pavlecic is a dual athlete, as she also plays ice hockey in the winter. She is looking to play field hockey in college, but with lots of prospects she is still undecided at the moment on which one. She is an excellent student and is very well rounded. Pavlecic also puts in many volunteering hours in the off season, helping out with Pine-Richland’s youth program and many different organizations throughout the area.

Coach Donna Stephenson said: “Sammi is a delight to have on the team. She is a great leader and really steps up on the field to set a positive example for her teammates. She always works hard and it really shows come game time.”

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