Sisters Corissa and Railyn King have plenty of fond memories together sharing experiences in ice hockey, rodeo and agriculture. As of last year, field hockey was added to that list. San Benito High debuted its field hockey program in 2015, and participation has been high in both years.
Entering its second year as a program, the San Benito High field hockey team promises to make opponents pay if any of them takes it lightly.
San Benito High wrestling coach Steven Salcedo never thought he would see this day. Same goes for junior varsity football coach Chris Cameron. The list goes on and on, with scores of people within the Haybalers athletics program dying to see the school replace the archaic weight room and wrestling facility with a modernized version.
When Austin Perez suffered a second torn anterior cruciate ligament during her sophomore year—her second in three years—it would’ve been easy for her to give up athletics permanently.
The inaugural season for the San Benito High field hockey team was a rousing success. The Haybalers finished 3-10 overall and 3-6 in Monterey Bay League play. First-year programs at the prep level tend to struggle mightily for obvious reasons, but San Benito won its final two matches against Salinas and York, respectively, both by 1-0 scores.
Cassidy Aalgaard and Shelby Littleton are the last line of defense for the San Benito High field hockey team. Littleton, a senior sweeper, and Aalgaard, a junior goalie, are two of the many reasons why the Haybalers (2-10 overall, 2-6 league) have been competitive for a first-year program.
All but one of the players on the San Benito High field hockey team had prior experience playing the sport before the season started. One would expect the Haybalers to go through some growing pains, but every time they take the field, progress is being made.
When Tessa Chapman became the coach of the inaugural San Benito High field hockey program, she wanted to make sure her girls would have the best possible chance of success.
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Jake Last’s last name doesn’t correlate with his swimming aptitude. A San Benito High junior, Last is closer to first whenever he finishes a race. Last’s teammate, senior August Spurzem—or Gus as he has been called from the time he could remember—comes from a swimming family.