Patch stopped by the Severna Park varsity field hockey practice and spoke with senior Sydney Jolliffe about her field hockey career, this season’s expectations and her plans for the future.
Severna Park Patch: What are your goals or expectations for this season?
Sydney Jolliffe: I say one of the goals is definitely getting to states. I think one of our main goals is making sure we earn every win we have — by going out and playing hard every single game, and focusing as a team.
Severna Park Patch: What’s one of the key matchups you have this season?
Jolliffe: Cape Henlopen will be a good one because they are the Delaware state champs.
Severna Park Patch: What was your favorite field hockey moment or experience at Severna Park?
Jolliffe: Probably being on JV, and being on the sidelines for all the varsity games because you get to cheer on your big sister.
Severna Park Patch: What advice would you give to an aspiring high school field hockey player?
Jolliffe: I would just say every practice give it your all. Every drill make sure you are focusing so you can improve your skills no matter how redundant it may be.
Severna Park Patch: What are you plans after high school?
Jolliffe: My dream school is UNC Chapel Hill, so I really want to go there. I am not really sure what I want to do. I am leaning towards law, so that’s a possibility.