Caz field hockey honored with 'Believe to Achieve' Award

Many different honors went to the Cazenovia field hockey team in the wake of winning the school's first-ever state championship in a team sport.

The latest one came from the Syracuse Sports Corporation, who presented its "Believe to Achieve" Fall 2010 trophy to the Lakers in the Female Team Award category.

They received the award Tuesday in a ceremony at LeMoyne College, where the boys soccer state Class B champions from Skaneateles also were honored, as was CBA football quarterback Tyler Hamblin and three individuals from

Fayetteville-Manlius, including Bill Aris, coach of the five-time national champion girls cross country Hornets.

Under the direction of head coach Lorraine Scheftic, the Cazenovia field hockey team had won four consecutive Section III titles prior to 2010, but this time it went all the way.

With a record-setting attack and airtight defense, the Lakers went 21-2, culminating in the state title won Nov. 20 at Cicero-North Syracuse in a 1-0 overtime decision over Pierson-Bridgehampton.

The roster: Jenna Raleigh, Emily Clipston, Kelly Dougherty, Molly Hudson, Ellen Burr, Caroline Marshall, Jillian Vogl, Mary Kate Conley, Tori Widrick, Kara Stalder, Raeanne Clabeaux, Emmajean Speer, Jessy Silfer, Abby Eschen, Emily Mastropaolo, Megan Cooney, Shelby Chase, Megan Kurucz, Belle Hoagland, Rachel Nourse, Sarah Rose Gabor and Lauren Devine.

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