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2021 In Review: Field Hockey

EDITOR’S NOTE: As a step in getting ready for the start of 2022 fall sports league seasons, is taking a look back at the 2021 season in District 2.


Wyoming Seminary won Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class A, District 2 Class A and Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 titles.

Hazleton Area and Crestwood won the District 2 Class 3A and 2A titles.

Wallenpaupack was the WVC Division 2 champion.

State impact

Wyoming Seminary extended its state record with a fourth straight championship.

The Blue Knights dominated, outscoring their four PIAA opponents, 24-2, and beating Oley Valley, 6-0, in the final.

Wyoming Area made it two WVC teams in the Final Four in Class A before losing to Oley Valley, 2-0, in the semifinals.

Hazleton Area and Crestwood each lost in the first round.


WVC Division 1: Wyoming Seminary 11-0, Wyoming Area 10-1, Crestwood 9-2, Lake-Lehman 7-4, Honesdale 7-4, Hazleton Area 5-6, Lackawanna Trail 5-6, Wyoming Valley West 5-6, Wilkes-Barre Area 3-7-1, Dallas 1-8-2, Delaware Valley 1-10, Holy Redeemer 0-10-1.

WVC Division 2: Wallenpaupack 10-1-1, Pittston Area 9-2-1, Abington Heights 8-2-2, Nanticoke 7-5, Tunkhannock 4-8, Berwick 1-11, Hanover Area 1-11.


Wyoming Seminary defeated Wyoming Area, 4-1, in the District 2 Class A final.

Crestwood defeated Selinsgrove, 2-1, in the District 2-4 Class 2A final.

Hazleton Area topped Honesdale, 2-1, in the District 2 Class 3A final.

Both Wyoming Seminary and Hazleton Area were second seeds that defeated top seeds in the final.

The only other win by a lower-seeded came in the District 2 Class 2A quarterfinals when fifth-seeded Wyoming Valley West shut out fourth-seeded Pittston Area, 1-0.

Power Rankings

Wyoming Seminary finished as the No. 1 team in the Golden Dome Abstract Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Wyoming Area was second, followed by Crestwood, Lake-Lehman, Hazleton Area and Honesdale.


Ella Barbacci, Anna Mozeleski, Maddie Olshemski and Emma Watchilla all represented Wyoming Seminary on the Class A first team of the Pennsylvania State Field Hockey Coaches Association all-state team. Morgan Janeski, Toni Minichello and Bianca Pizano from Wyoming Area and Rachel Galasso, Madison Lasinski and Faye Post from Lake-Lehman joined them on the first team. Honesdale’s Kathryn Corcoran was a first-teamer in Class 3A while Emma Guydish and goalie Isabella Caporuscio from Crestwood were first-teamers in Class 2A. The second-teamers included: Honesdale’s Claire Campen in Class 3A; Wyoming Valley West’s Olivia Yelen and Georgia Tsioles and Crestwood’s Emma George in Class 2A; Wyoming Area’s Megan Beppler and Alexys Moore, Lake-Lehman’s Isabella DeCesaris and Sophia Lenza and Wyoming Seminary’s Milaw Clause in Class A. Another 11 WVC players received honorable mention. … Wyoming Seminary extended its WVC streaks to 34 straight wins, 61 games unbeaten and 5 straight Division 1 titles. … Wyoming Seminary and Wyoming Area have finished 1-2 in Division 1 for four straight seasons with Wyoming Seminary going 46-0-1 and Wyoming Area going 41-4-3, including 41-1-2 against everybody but Sem, during that time.

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