St. Mary’s has turned to one of its own to take over the varsity field hockey program.
Kaitlyn Marsh, the school’s junior varsity coach the last two years, was promoted to head coach of the varsity on Dec. 1.
“I am excited to announce the appointment of Kaitlyn Marsh as varsity field hockey coach at St. Mary’s High School,” athletic director Allison Fondale said. “Coach Marsh, a current social studies teacher, has been JV head coach the past two seasons and has led our JV program to a 12-7-2 record in the A Conference. Coach Marsh brings collegiate level playing experience and has demonstrated herself to be a dedicated and hard working professional.”
Marsh played at Perry Hall and was an All-County selection her senior year. She went on to play four years at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Associations’ National Academic Squad and the CAC All-Academic Team.
Marsh takes over for Lauren Skrenchuk, who coached the Saints for two years.
“When a person is called to teach and coach at the same school, the students are supported in a dynamic way and I am excited that Kaitlyn Marsh fills both roles for St. Mary’s High School,” principal Mindi Imes said. “I am excited that Kaitlyn Marsh will continue to mentor our student-athletes on the field as the head field hockey coach and off the field as their social studies teacher.”
The Saints went 1-11 in the IAAM A Conference and finished 3-12-1 this past season, including a loss to Garrison Forest in the IAAM A Conference quarterfinals.
“I am beyond excited to accept the varsity field hockey coaching position. I have had the pleasure of coaching JV field hockey for the past two years and look forward to the new position,” Marsh said. “Our field hockey program is an excellent state. There is superb talent in our program and I am anxious to celebrate future growth and successes. St. Mary’s hockey athletes are a wonderful group of young women. They are dedicated, studious, kind individuals whom I am lucky to coach.”
FIELD HOCKEY ALL-STATE: The following players were named to the All-State Field Hockey Team by the Field Hockey Coaches Association of Maryland: First team: Rachel Fleig (Chesapeake), Margot Lawn (Archbishop Spalding), Megan Munley (Broadneck), Abby Carpenter (Kent Island), Logan Beal (Chesapeake), McKenzie Jamison (South River) and Hope Wobbe (Kent Island). Second team: Darcy Clement (South River), Jenna Garden (Archbishop Spalding), Teresa Pelli (Broadneck), Sophia Hartman (Broadneck), Sara Pique (Arundel) and Ashleigh Bathras (Old Mill). Honorable Mention: Katie Keane (Arundel), Grace Boyer (Kent Island) and Emma Jeffries (Arundel).
Lawn and Carpenter are also among the five finalists for the player of the year, which will be announced at the All-State banquet on Jan. 9.
BOGLE RECOGNIZED: Glen Burnie will honor former boys basketball coach and athletic director Terry Bogle at halftime of Wednesday’s game with Chesapeake Science Point. The gym will be named in his honor and a brief ceremony will take place.
ALL-STAR GAME RESCHEDULED: Due to snow in the area last weekend, the Baltimore Touchdown Club All-Star Games have been rescheduled for this Saturday at Archbishop Spalding. The East-West game will take place at noon followed by the North-South game.
COACH NEEDED: Indian Creek School is seeking a qualified varsity boys soccer head coach for the 2018 fall season. Interested candidates should have coaching and playing experience, preferably at the college level. Please contact director of athletics Jamie Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.