Field Hockey - Varsity Girls
Rachael Klohr - Head Coach | EMAIL
Coach Klohr is a native of Mifflinburg, PA. As a high school athlete, she played four years of varsity field hockey, and was selected for the 1st team All-Region. Klohr also played field hockey at Messiah College where she competed in the D3 National qualifiers, quarterfinals and finals. During that time she was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team in 2005 and was recognized as 3rd in the nation in defensive saves for the NCAA at the D-3 level. Coach Klohr earned a BS in Biology from Messiah College and a Masters in Education from the University of Pittsburgh, and currently teaches science at the middle school level at Covenant Day. Coach Klohr has more than ten years of coaching experience at both the college and high school levels in field hockey, lacrosse, soccer and basketball. She was an assistant field hockey coach at Robert Morris University (D1) in PA, and the head field hockey coach at Houghton College (D3) in NY. She also served as the head women's lacrosse coach at Houghton, where she pioneered the program. In 2015, Coach Klohr started the field hockey program at Covenant Day, which has grown to include a middle school team as well.
Jake Doster - Assistant Coach
Coach Doster is a native of Charlotte, NC. He grew up as an all-around athlete, and chose to focus on playing basketball during his high school career at South Mecklenburg High School. Doster earned his bachelor's degree in education at University of North Carolina - Wilmington and has a K-12 certification for Health and Physical Education. He also attended Gardner-Webb University where he obtained a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership Studies (K-12). Coach Doster coached basketball at Friend School in Wilmington and Mint Hill Middle before joining the field hockey coaching staff at Covenant Day in 2017.
Field Hockey - Varsity Girls
Game Recap 9/17/2019 vs Charlotte Country Day
The Lions hosted conference opponent, Charlotte Country Day, on a blazing hot afternoon at Fullwood Field. Both teams maintained possession in nearly equal measure throughout the game with great scoring opportunities on both sides. After the Bucs scored early in the game, the Lions quickly responded with a goal of their own in the ensuing minute of play, giving the girls confidence and conviction to continue to play their best. The game ended in a 1-2 result, but the Lions had much to be proud of at the final whistle. The team will travel to Cape Fear Academy on Saturday, 9/21 for their next matchup.
Game Recap 8/31/2019 vs Carolina Day School
After the prior day's win against Asheville, the Lions went into this game with a united focus on finishing. Our girls capitalized on more opportunities to score and produced an excellent offensive performance. Olivia Hartley netted an impressive 4 goals, while Carolina Dancu had 1 goal and 1 assist. Jackie Haynes contributed 2 assists to the team's collective attacking effort, and Lilly McKissick, Grace Watson, and Bailey Edwards each had one goal on the day. Next up for the Lions is an away game at Providence Day on Wednesday, 9/4.
Game Recap 8/30/2019 vs Asheville School
The Lions hit the road and played a solid offensive game against Asheville School, emerging with a final score of 4-0. The team had some trouble finishing corner plays as they had twenty opportunities and only managed to convert 1 to a goal. Katie Boatwright scored 2 goals, and Annalisa Burns and Josie Mae Gruendel each scored their first goals of the season to add to the Lions total. Carolina Dancu racked up 2 assists and Olivia Hartley and Josie Mae also had an assist each. The team will play Carolina Day School tomorrow to finish up the road trip for the Lions.
Game Recap 8/28/2019 vs South Mecklenburg HS
Our Lions hosted the Sabres of South Meck for their first home game of the season. The team has been working diligently on tactical passing patterns and the Lions were able to put them into practice during the home-opener. The Lions put together some excellent attacks led by Carolina Dancu and freshman Olivia Hartley who each scored two goals on the day. Mary-Frances Neil, also a freshman, scored her first-ever varsity goal during the matchup as the Lions closed out the Sabres, 5-0. Coach Klohr was extremely proud of the team's efforts on the field, and is excited to see what the rest of the season holds.