Star Charlotte Martin has departed John Burroughs for Northwestern and the Bombers will rely heavily on solid team play this year. “That’s what the season is all about, us coming together as one,” said veteran coach Meridith Thorpe.
Last season, the versatile Martin led the team in scoring with 16, goals, 11 assists for 43 points and 7 game winning goals.
“We will be solid, but we won’t have any super stars,” said Thorpe. “We will rely on each other to win games this fall,” she said. The Bombers won plenty last year. They were 14-5.
The Bombers graduated six seniors and look to Katherine Fox, midfielder; Abby Martone (midfielder/forward); Emily Goodloe (defender) and Claire Sweetman, forward, all seniors.
Thorpe will know more about her team once tournament play begins.The Gateway Classic is a true test for all teams in the early going and a good way to kick off the season.
“We like that tournament. It is a nice mix of strong St. Louis area teams and out of town teams,” said Thorpe. “That way we will find out where we are strong, and in what areas we need to improve.
Here’s the Bombers field hockey schedule for 2012:
Tuesday, August 28, 4 p.m. vs Lutheran South
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 4 p.m. vs Whitfield
Friday,Sept. 7, 4;15 p.m., at Marquette
Thursday, Sept. 13, 4 p.m. vs Ladue
Tuesdeay, Sept. 18, 4 p.m. vs University City
Saturday, Sept. 22, noon at MICDS
Thursday, Sept 27, 4 p.m. vs Parkway South
Friday, Sept 28, 4 p.m. vs Pembroke Hill
Saturday, Sept. 28, TBA, vs Pembroke Hill
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 4 p.m. at Ursuline
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 4 p.m. at Nerinx Hall
Thursday, Oct. 11, 4 p.m. vs Edwardsville
Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. vs Clayton
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 4 p.m. vs St. Joseph's
Thursday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m. at Cor Jesu
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m. vs Villa Duchesne