Name: Sammi Pavlecic
School: Pine Richland
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.”
High school players are required to complete the 1000s club program over the summer and bring their completed forms to the first day of tryouts.
Completing the skills and conditioning over the course of the summer months readies players for tryouts and the season.
See below for our PRFH YouTube Channel for the skills playlists.
Players can either follow a self paced conditioning program or register for the summer team training program.
Print off the Tracking Sheets below to keep track of your skills and conditioning over the summer.
Pine-Richland High School senior Hannah Reiling has been selected the 2015-2016 Most Positive Field Hockey Athlete in Western Pennsylvania
2015 National Field Hockey Coaches
Association / Keith Waldman –
Optimal Performance Associates
High School National Academic Squad
We are proud to announce that Sammi Pavlecic and Hannah Reiling have been named to the 2015 NFHCA / Keith Waldman – Optimal Performance Associates High School National Academic Squad. In addition, Hannah is recognized as a Scholar of Distinction.
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 2015-16 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 2015-16 school year have been recognized as Scholars of Distinction.
Congratulations to Sammi and Hannah on this achievement!
Field Hockey: North Feature Athlete – Pine-Richland’s Molly Rottinghaus
Name: Molly Rottinghaus
Sport: Field Hockey
Background: Molly started playing field hockey a year ago. Previously, she had played soccer. Molly was the recipient of the “Ram Award” at the team banquet a year ago. She has participated in the USA Field Hockey Futures Program and was selected to play on the Under-16 level at the National Field Hockey Tournament this past spring in Lancaster. Molly is on the Pine-Richland track team where she lettered as a sprinter. She is involved with Student Government, the Best Buddies program, Key Club and FOCUS Pittsburgh. Molly is the oldest of four children, and she comes from a family of coaches. Her great-grandfather coached at Penn Hills and her grandfather coached high school football in Ohio. Her aunt coaches high school field hockey in Kent, Ohio, and Molly hopes to play field hockey in college.
Coach Donna Stephenson said: “Molly is a gifted athlete with explosive speed on the ball. With her tremendous field sense, she is able to build the play for her team and sets up her teammates with great passes. So far this season, Molly has had one goal and one assist. She cares for her teammates.”
We are proud to announce that Athletic Director Mr. Josh Shoop and High School Principal Mrs. Nancy Bowman nominated Hannah Reiling for the GetGo Scholar Athlete Award. She will be recognized before the PR v. NA football game on Friday, Sept. 11. In addition to being a stellar student and a Senior Captain of our varsity field hockey team, Hannah is President of Interact Club, Vice President of Key Club, Secretary of Future Business Leaders of America, and a member of National Honors Society.