Manasquan High School

Home of the Warriors

HEAD VARSITY COACH:                               PAM COSSE
ASST. VARSITY/JV COACH:                         BETH ENGLISH
ASST. VOLUNTEER/GOALIE COACH:       ALICIA LYONS
FRESHMEN COACH:                                       COURTNEY THIBEAULT
MIDDLE SCHOOL COACH:                           ANTONETTE VODOLA
CAPTAINS:                                          EMMA PETTIT, LINDSAY GLADDEN, CHLOE COX
 
PRE-SEASON FOR THE 2015 FALL SEASON WILL BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12TH AT 7:30 A.M. IN THE H.S. GYMNASIUM. PLEASE E-MAIL COACH COSSE AT HER SCHOOL ADDRESS (pcosse@manasquanboe.org) TO REQUEST AN INCOMING FROSH LETTER THAT PROVIDES ALL OF THE DETAILS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMING OUT FOR THE PROGRAM, AND FOR A FULL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE. (THIS FROSH LETTER AND SCHEDULE WAS MAILED OUT TO ALL INCOMING FROSH GIRLS MID-JULY.)
 
Manasquan High School Field Hockey History (since 2009):
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
2014: Varsity (Cosse/Stohrer) 5-13-2 JV (Stohrer) 11-2-0 Frosh (Vodola) 6-3-3
 
RECAP of 2014 SEASON:
 
-This was a major rebuilding year for us. We had graduated 7 seniors, 6 of them starters, and had big shoes to fill.
-Although we didn't qualify for the SCT, we did participate in States, which is when we beat Pt. Boro 3-0 on their home field after having tied them 0-0 at the beginning of the regular season. We ultimately got knocked out of States by Rumson-Fair Haven who went on to win the Group II State title.
 
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; and captains' conditioning practices and 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. It is worth noting that for the first time ever, Manasquan Elementary School plans to start a middle school field hockey program this September. We are all very excited to see this program get off the ground and reap the benefits of it at the high school level in the years to come.
 
This year, team pre-season for all three levels (freshmen, JV, and Varsity) will begin on Wednesday, August 12th at 7:30 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. Here is the 2015 Varsity/JV pre-season schedule: 2015 Varsity/JV Pre-Season Schedule. And here is the 2015 Freshmen pre-season schedule: 2015 Freshmen Pre-Season Schedule
 
Equipment:
In order to play field hockey, certain equipment is necessary, which I have detailed in the following link: incoming frosh field hockey letter. This letter is being mailed to all incoming 9th grade girls this week.

 

Coaching Staff:
 
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, an after-school spring program for beginners; current head director/coach of Field Hockey with Moxie, a summer day camp for beginners
-current Child Study Team Social Worker for Manasquan Public Schools

 Beth English, Asst. Varsity/JV Coach:
-1997 graduate of Wall High School
-2001 graduate of Villanova University
-Head Field Hockey Coach, Freehold Township High School, 2008-2013; Central Jersey Group IV State Champs 2009, 2011, 2012; A North Divisional Champs 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; Star Ledger Monmouth County Coach of the Year 2009, 2011; Asbury Park Press Coach of the Year 2012
-current English teacher at Freehold Township High School 
 
Alicia Lyons, Assistant Volunteer Coach and 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
 
Courtney Thibeault, Freshmen Coach:
-2004 graduate of Manasquan High School; played field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse all 4 years; captain of all three sports her senior year
-2008 graduate of Susquehanna University; member of the field hockey team 2004-2005
-Assistant field hockey coach, Voorhees High School, 2014

Antonette Vodola, Middle School 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
 
2015 Varsity/JV schedule (as of 8/20/15; subject to changes; JV game follows Varsity game):
 
Scrimmage #1     Mon, 8/24     Long Branch (H) at 10:00 a.m.
Scrimmage #2     Wed, 8/26     Red Bank Reg (A) at 10:00 a.m. 
Scrimmage #3     Fri, 8/28        Jackson Liberty (A) at 10:00 a.m.
Scrimmage #4     Tues, 9/1       Red Bank Catholic (A) at 4:00 p.m.
 
Game #1              Fri, 9/4          Pt. Boro (H) at 4:00 p.m. 
Game #2              Tues, 9/8       Wall (A) at 4:00 p.m.
Game #3              Thurs, 9/10    Monmouth Regional (A) at 4:00 p.m.
Game #4              Mon, 9/14      St. John Vianney (A) at 6:30 p.m. (JV game TBD)
Game #5              Wed, 9/16      Howell (A) at 4:00 p.m.
Game #6              Fri, 9/18         Holmdel (H) at 4:00 p.m.
Game #7              Tues, 9/22      Raritan (H) at 4:00 p.m.
Game #8              Thurs, 9/24    Matawan (A) at 4:00 p.m.
Game #9              Sat, 9/26        St. Rose (H) at 10:00 a.m.
Game #10            Mon, 9/28      Rumson-Fair Haven (A) at 6:00 p.m. (JV game TBD)
Game #11            Wed, 9/30      Monmouth Regional (H) at 4:00 p.m.
Game #12            Fri, 10/2         St. John Vianney (H) at 4:00 p.m.
Game #13            Mon, 10/5      Neptune (H) 4:00 p.m.
Game #14            Thurs, 10/8    Holmdel (A) at 6:00 p.m. (JV game TBD)
Game #15            Sat, 10/10      Brick (H) at 10:00 a.m.
Game #16            Mon, 10/12    Raritan (A) at 4:00 p.m.
Game #17            Wed, 10/14    Matawan (H) at 4:00 p.m.
Game #18            Fri, 10/16       Rumson-Fair Haven (H) at 4:00 p.m.
 
Shore Conference Tournament and State Tournament TBD
 
Special Notes:
 
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: pcosse@manasquanboe.org, or (732) 528-8820 ext. 1014.
 
GO WARRIORS!