Field Hockey Excited to Begin Practices Despite Uncertainty

STL Today chatted with the Wildcat field hockey team about their excitement to be back on the field:

After a health screening and temperature check, a masked Elise Callier begins her warmup routine, starting with a socially distanced passing and receiving drill with a teammate.

This is the new normal in high school athletics. And for Callier, a Westminster field hockey senior captain, it certainly beats the alternative.

“It’s been hard social distancing from everyone because we’re so used to messing around with each other, but we’ll do anything to be back on the field,” Callier said.

Of the 32 area schools that play field hockey, 15 were able to return to the field for practices this week — the eight schools in the Metro Women’s Athletic Association, three from the Archdiocesan Athletic Association, and four from the Metro League, which includes Westminster.

Hear more about how the Wildcats are enjoying being together again despite the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming season—read the article in its entirety.

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