Veteran coach Barb Dwyer will field another strong team and one of the better public schools in the area. A main goal will be knocking off some of the private schools in the area on their schedule, including the likes of Whitfield, John Burroughs, Visitation Academy, St. Joe, Villa Duchesne, Episcopal School of Dallas and others along the way.
The Rams bid adieu to their goal keeper Bea Dageford who logged 1,438 minutes in the net. Gone is Elena Gresick (Johns Hopkins) who had 8 goals and 25 points.
The Rams return 8 experienced veteran players. Defenders Maria Vetter and Addie O’Neill are co-captains and key to the campaign.
Elise Pellett was third highest scorer in the metro and returns. She scored a robust 22 goals, 12 assists for 56 points last year. Courtney Emert who tallied 24 points returns.
Under class players to watch include Grace and Sarah Waldman and Riley Kniptash.
The Rams open August 29, home at 4:25 p.m. versus Oakville, then play in the season opening Gateway Classic at the Soccer Park in Fenton. They have drawn matches with Whitfield, Dallas Episcopal and Kentucky Country Day.
“I am optimistic about this season and hopeful the seniors will provide a lot of positive leadership and set an example of hard work and having high expectations for the team,” said Dwyer.
Ladue High Rams field hockey schedule for 2012.
Wednesday, August 29, 4 p.m. vs Oakville
Wednesday, September 5, 4 p.m. at Webster Groves
Friday, September 7, 4 p.m. vs Whitfield
Monday, September 10, 4:15 p.m. at Rockwood Summit
Wednesday, September 12, home vs Riverview Gardens
Thursday, September 13, 4 p.m. at John Burroughs
Wednesday, September 19, 4 p.m. at University City
Monday, September 24, 4 p.m. vs Kirkwood
Friday, September 28, 4 p.m. vs Visitation
Monday, October 1, 4:15 p.m. at Marquette
Wednesday, October 3, 4 p.m. vs Clayton
Friday, October 5, 4 p.m. vs Villa Duchesne
Monday, October 8, 4 p.m. vs Parkway South
Wednesday, October 10, 4 p.m. at Brentwood
Friday, October 12, 4 p.m. at St. Joseph's
Monday, October 22, 4:15 p.m. vs Lafayette