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Gateway U16 field hockey team

Members of the Gateway U16 Field Hockey Club include: Emily Adamson (MICDS), Nicole Burn (North Allegheny), Cecelia Fox (John Burroughs), Olivia Hewitt (Visitation), Morgan Hudspeth (Villa Duchesne), Liz Jackson (John Burroughs), Ryley Miller (Edwardsville), Lilly Sansone (Ursuline), Katie Schmid (John Burroughs), Kaitlyn Schneider (Edwardsville), Taran Stahle (Villa Duchesne), Whitney Williamson (MICDS) and Claire Woods (Nerinx Hall)

The Gateway club U16 field hockey team recently finished second in the National Disney Field Hockey Showcase in Orlando, Florida. This accomplishment has earned them the Cardinals' Team of the Week title. 

With a season record of 13-3-4 the girls proved they could work together and stay focused on the field. Coached by Melissa Lantz the U16 team has not only claimed second over 96 teams from both Canada and the US in the Disney Showcase but have taken second place in the National Hockey Festival as well.

They won four of their games and tied in two. The two oldest players, Claire Woods and Emily Adamson, took charge and helped lead the team not only point-wise but as role models to the younger players. 

"The girls played with great tenacity and so much heart." Gateway Director Kelly Yates said. "This was a phenomenal second place finish. This was the highest finish from any of our Gateway select teams in 20 years and it was the best finish."