The Huntington field hockey team has high hopes heading into a new season. (Darin Reed photo)

Huntington Field Hockey Has High Hopes

The Huntington field hockey team has high hopes heading into a new season. (Darin Reed photo)

August 6, 2021

The Huntington High School field hockey program has high hopes for success this fall. The Blue Devils will begin practicing on Monday, August 23 at 8 a.m. on the turf field.

Varsity coaches Kathy Wright and Allison Conlon and junior varsity coach Ellyn Byrnes are inviting incoming high school students in grades 9-12 to join the team. Previous experience is not necessary.

Rising juniors Grace Agrillo (All-County Honorable Mention), Tessie Maerz (All-Division) and Gemma Cartwright (All-Classification) will lead Huntington into battle this fall.

The Blue Devils are also returning incoming juniors Grace Allen, Laurel Bonn, Laura Curtin, Kaci McDonald, Erin Scanlon and Stephanie Wickey and rising senior Lauren Holly.

The JV and varsity teams will scrimmage at Bay Shore on August 30. The first game of the season will follow on September 2 at West Islip. There are 16 regular season games scheduled through October 21. The Blue Devils hope to qualify for the playoffs.

“We welcome everyone to join our program and the Huntington field hockey family,” Coach Wright said. “We have a really wonderful group of young woman who have been working hard this summer, preparing for the season and having fun. Everyone is invited to join us.”

For more information contact Coach Wright at

Every student needs to get re-qualified by the school nurse prior to each sport season. The nurse can only clear a student-athlete who has the following forms on file:

• Private Physical Exam Form (link below)
• Interval Health History Form (link below)

Students interested in playing field hockey are asked to report to the high school nurse’s office on Wednesday, August 18 at 11 a.m. to submit forms and be cleared for the season.
Those who would like to get a physical exam performed by the school doctor can go to the nu
rse’s office on Thursday, August 19 at 8 a.m.

All Blue Devil sports student-athletes are also required to submit a blue parent permission form to their coach no later than the first day of tryouts/practice.

The form can be found at this link: