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.”

2016 PRHS 1000s Club

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.

PRFH 1000s Club Guidelines

2016 PRFH 1000s Club Field Player Tracking Sheet

1000s Club Field Player YouTube Playlist

2016 PRFH 1000s Club Goalie Tracking Sheet

1000s Club Goalie YouTube Playlist

2016 PRFH Summer Conditioning Tracking Sheet

2016 PRFH Summer Team Training Registration Form (NextLevel)

PRFH Self Paced Conditioning Program

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