(Brighton, MI) More than 60 Michigan high school senior field hockey players, representing 28 of the 32 schools in the MHSFHL, gathered together on Sunday, October 30th, at Legacy Center Sports Complex to participate in the 1st Annual Division 1 and Division 2 Senior Games. Participating seniors were selected by their high school programs and were divided into East and West teams for each Division.
The first game of the day was D1 West vs. D1 East. Teams representing D1 West were: Clarkston, Forest Hills, Hartland, Novi, Pioneer, Rockford & Skyline. Teams representing D1 East were: Bloomfield Hills, Dearborn, Edsel Ford, Farmington, PCEP, Saline & West Bloomfield.
The final score for the Division 1 Senior Game was West - 5, East - 0.
In the break between divisional games, the All-Senior Recognition Program honored Senior All-Academic Award recipients (those with a cumulative GPA of 3.70 or higher) as well as the 2022 Roxy Block Award Recipient, Senior Brecken Winkel, from East Grand Rapids High School. Seniors were also asked to step out for congratulatory recognition if they were Team Captains, State Championship Winners, All-State Award recipients, Dream Team Selections, and if they plan to play at the college level in 2023.
Rosters and player stats for all participating seniors can be found in the 2022 MHSFHCA Senior Game Digital Program. Senior All-Academic Award Recipients can be found in the 2022 State Champions Tournament Program.
The Division 2 game followed the Senior Recognition Program, where East met West on the field for the second celebratory game of the day. Teams representing D2 East were: Detroit Country Day, Grosse Pointe North, Grosse Pointe South, Marian, Mercy & University Liggett. Teams representing D2 West were: Academy Sacred Heart, Chelsea, Cranbrook, Dexter, Greenhills, East Grand Rapids, Father Gabriel Richard & Pinckney.
The final score was D2 West - 2, East - 1.
The games were sponsored by the Michigan High School Field Hockey Coaches Association, Great Lakes Regional Field Hockey, Michigan Chapter of USA Field Hockey & Legacy Field Hockey. The Michigan Chapter sold merchandise in the spectator mezzanine, and GLRFH representatives shared information on the water-based field hockey turf planned for the Legacy Center, rousing community support around the 2 million dollar Field First Fundraiser Campaign.
All proceeds from the games will go towards grant funding to support both new and existing field hockey programming in the state.
Tag(s): Adult Open High School MHSFHA VARSITY MHSFHL D1 MHSFHL D2 Pioneer Dexter ULS Greenhills Sacred Heart St. Catherine of Siena Fr. Gabriel Richard Regina Detroit Country Day Marian Cranbrook Chelsea Pinckney East Grand Rapids Grosse Pointe North Grosse Pointe South Mercy Bloomfield Hills Brighton Clarkston Dearborn Farmington Forest Hills Hartland Huron Novi Rockford P-CEP Saline Skyline West Bloomfield Independent KLAA SEC