Field hockey continues championship streak

Trevs defense leads way to a 3-1 win on Oct. 29 for their fourth straight title



The team celebrates their fourth state championship in as many years after a 3-1 win against GBS on Oct. 29

Yet again they’re champions. With their 2022 win, field hockey officially has four straight IHSA state titles, 2018, 2019, 2021, and now 2022, with the exception of no tournament in 2020,  

Saturday, Oct. 29th, New Trier played Glenbrook South at home for the championship game. 

Glenbrook South definitely put up a tough fight against the trevs, only letting one goal in scored by senior Honor Roberts in the first quarter of the game. Then juniors Izzy Morgan and Mackenzie Gable scored twice in the second quarter. 

By the end of the game, the team claimed victory with a 3-1 win. 

Part of what contributed to the team’s win was their bond and atmosphere that they’ve built up throughout the season. The team met for a team breakfast pre-game, where spirits were high and players were looking forward to the game. 

“Before the game, we all met in the locker room, where we danced and sang to some of our favorite songs,” says Junior Lilly Geottsche. 

The team has a total of 16 state championships, 14 of which are under the current head coach, Stephanie Nykaza. 

This season the team won 25 games, and only lost 4, and was undefeated against all in-state teams. 

“The New Trier Field Hockey program has a reputation of winning state titles, so every game is another opportunity to reinforce the way we play,” says Goettsche.

It was exciting for New Trier to host the state game, because players’ family and friends have the ability to come and easily watch the game. 

Due to familiarity with both the field and facilities, starting and stopping felt like a full circle experience to many players. 

“It was a nice way to conclude it in like a full-circle moment,” says Senior Honor Roberts, who is committed to University of Pennsylvania Field Hockey. 

The girls have had a thrilling season after coming back together post strenuous games that they lost at tournaments in Pennsylvania and St. Louis against out of state teams. These difficult moments didn’t set the team back, rather they used them to earn their title of state champions.

“The team has played really great and I love all of my teammates. Going out on a high and getting this win kind of wraps up my New Trier field hockey past four years,” says Roberts.