(This site was last updated on July 14, 2014.)
HEAD COACH: PAM COSSE (2014 is her 6th as Head Coach)
(732) 528-8820 x1014
ASST. COACH: ROBIN STOHRER
ASST. COACH: ALICIA LYONS
FRESHMAN COACH: ANTONETTE VODOLA
CAPTAINS: MACKENZIE GROGAN, JOHANNA KEOSSEIAN, ZOE PELLY
Manasquan High School Field Hockey History (the last three years):
2009: Varsity (Cosse/Kordulak) 9-7-2 JV (Duch) 9-3-2 Frosh (Gibbs) 2-5-3
2010: Varsity (Cosse/Kordulak) 7-7-5 JV (Boyd) 7-4-1 Frosh (Farrell) 2-10-1
2011: Varsity (Cosse/Kordulak) 9-3-6 JV (Boyd) 7-3-1 Frosh (Dunnells) 9-3-2
2012: Varsity (Cosse/Stohrer) 6-9-3 JV (Stohrer) 8-2-2 Frosh (Dunnells) 0-6-1
2013: Varsity (Cosse/Stohrer) 7-10-2 JV (Stohrer) 5-4-4 Frosh (Dunnells) 3-5-1
RECAP of 2013 SEASON:
-We redeemed our regular season 2-1 loss against Point Boro by beating them 3-2 in double overtime in the second round of the States on their home field.
-We held Rumson-Fair Haven, one of the biggest powerhouses in the Shore Conference and state, to a score of 2-1 on our home field despite losing to them 6-1 on their turf. R-FH went on to lose to West Essex in the Group II State Championship semi-final match, to give you an idea of their talent and strength.
-We tied SCT powerhouse Holmdel twice in overtime, 0-0 at home and 1-1 on turf.
-Although we didn't qualify for the SCT, we did qualify for States and won in tthe second round against Pt. Boro (as already mentioned) after receiving a bye for the first round.
OFF-SEASON and PRE-SEASON:
"Off-season" is the time spanning the end of our fall season (usually early November) to the end of the school year (late June); "individual pre-season" is the time spanning the end of the school year through mid-August; and "team pre-season" is mid-August through the beginning of September before our first game. Altogether, the off-season and pre-season bring much hard work and preparation for the MHS FH players. Most returning players participate in a combination of field hockey and fitness opportunities: Winter League at Good Sports; Summer League through Monmouth University; various summer camps; Jersey Shore Area Crossfit (JSACF); and captains' timed miles. Also, while many incoming freshmen girls who come out for field hockey at the high school have never played field hockey before, more and more are coming with some experience from having participated in Coach Cosse's Spring Field Hockey Fun recreation program held at Brielle Elementary School in April and May, Coach Cosse's "Field Hockey With Moxie" summer day camp held in July in Brielle at Green Acres Park, or some other local program. Returning players know that in order to be competitive in the sport of field hockey at Manasquan High School and contend against top programs, many of which now have turf fields (a huge advantage in field hockey), there is much catch-up to be done in order to make up for the fact that none of our sending districts currently provide a 6th/7th/8th grade FH program. With this said, since we are at a disadvantage with playing catch-up in terms of learning and executing the game, we attempt to put ourselves in a position of advantage by being especially fit, which will give us a fighting chance to win games where we might be out-skilled. Overall, our girls have a fighting spirit and come to field hockey wanting to learn, compete, and have a good time becoming a family full of pride and longstanding winning tradition.
This year, team pre-season for all three levels (freshmen, JV, and Varsity) will begin on Wednesday, August 13th at 7:30 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. Here is the 2014 Varsity/JV pre-season schedule: Varsity/JV Pre-Season Schedule. And here is the 2014 Freshmen pre-season schedule: Freshmen Pre-Season Schedule.
In order to play field hockey, certain equipment is necessary, which I have detailed in the following link: frosh pre-season letter. This letter is being mailed to all incoming 9th grade girls this week.
Pam Cosse, Head Coach:
-1992 graduate of Wall High School; went to State Finals; named to 1st Team All-State, All-Shore, All-County teams
-1996 graduate of Princeton University; won two Ivy League titles and participated in two NCAA tournaments; selected to Regional All-American and 2nd Team All-Ivy
-coaching experience with U.S. Field Hockey Association’s Futures program and several elite traveling field hockey club teams in NJ (i.e. The Edge, Spirit Eagles, New Heights)
-current head director/coach of Spring Field Hockey Fun; co-director/coach of The Cosse Field Hockey and Lacrosse Academy; and head coach of field hockey programs at the Jersey Shore Arena in Wall Township
-current Child Study Team Social Worker for Manasquan Public Schools
Robin Stohrer, Assistant Varsity and JV Coach:
-1993 Graduate of Wall High School
-1997 Graduate of William Paterson University; sweeper on the WPU Field Hockey Team; pitcher on the WPU Softball Team
-coaching experience in softball, soccer, and swimming
-current special education teacher in Howell Public Schools and private softball pitching instructor
Alicia Lyons, Assistant Varsity and JV Coach as Goalie Specialist:
-2009 graduate of Manasquan High School
-3-year starting goalie on Varsity; captain in 2009
-played on the Ramapo College field hockey team
-2014 graduate of Ramapo College
Antonette Vodola, Freshman Coach:
-2002 Graduate of Wall High School
-2009 Graduate of Brookdale Community College (Associate's), 2010 Graduate of Georgian Court (BA Psychology), 2011 Graduate of Monmouth University (Alternate Route)
-played Division II field hockey and softball at Catawba College
-coached field hockey at Wall High School for five years - JV coach for three years and Varsity Assistant for two
1-The schedule is subject to change (with some changes already noted above.)
2-Most Varsity games start at either 3:45 or 4:00, with JV to follow.
3-When Varsity and JV play home, Freshmen usually play away, but only when the school that we are playing has a freshman program. (The freshmen schedule can be viewed through the school website, as described above.)
4-Home games are played on the Pat Barnaba Field on North Main Street, behind the football field and across from Mac's Pond.
5-Our Division has not changed but some of our opponents have. The teams that belong to this division are: Holmdel, Monmouth Regional, Raritan, SJV, Rumson-Fair Haven, and Shore Regional. We play these teams twice: once home and once away.
6-Shore Conference and State Games are TBD. We must be .500 by mid-October to be allowed to participate in the Shore Conference Tournament, while ANY team may enter the State Tournament regardless of their record.
7-Division games that get cancelled MUST be re-scheduled and trump non-divisional games already in the schedule. If a non-divisional game gets cancelled, it might not get re-scheduled depending upon the time of the season.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Coach Cosse at her school e-mail address or phone number: firstname.lastname@example.org, or (732) 528-8820 ext. 1014.