Spaced Scrimmages and Sanitized Sticks

By Sean Nguyen, Robert Stotz, Carl Chen, Alexander O'Quinn, and Santiago Criado

With the Jefferson Field Hockey season coming to a close, the team celebrates a successful season during this COVID era. After two months of socially distant practices, scrimmages, and games, the team has managed to strike a balance between player safety and engagement. Freshman varsity player Avery Park and senior captain Hailey Nguyen detail what the season has looked like with the addition of COVID regulations, and how the team has thrived under these circumstances. With an increased strain of player safety looming over parents, Sarah Park, mother of Avery Park, recounts her outlook on their restrictive season.

This story was originally published on tjTODAY on April 5, 2021.