SU Field Hockey: Players to Watch This Spring
By Ben Spector
CitrusTV Field Hockey Reporter
This past Sunday marked the beginning of the spring season for the Syracuse Field Hockey team, and the Orange came out with lots of energy. SU (1-0, 0-0 ACC) dominated Saint Joseph’s (0-1, 0-0 A10) 4-1 thanks to two goals from Chiara Gutsche. While the senior played well, she is one of many on this roster to look out for during the unusual spring season.
The freshman netminder made her first career start on Sunday, and she did not disappoint. Streib allowed only one goal and made three saves in her debut. Saint Joseph’s did not generate that many opportunities, but Streib still looked poised. That comes as no surprise given the German’s success prior to arriving at Syracuse. She won multiple state championships at the high school level and she was a member of the team that finished third in the 2016 South German Championship. Look for Streib to bring a winning mentality to the Orange this season.
In the Fall, Quigley was a consistent scorer for the Orange. The Junior had 8 points, 2 goals, and finished the season on a two-game point streak. Her season-high is 3 goals in 19 games in the 2019 season. However, on Sunday, Quigley scored in the second quarter to tie the game. The midfielder can consistently put up points, notably goals, and she should have a strong spring season.
Charlotte de Vries
The sophomore started the spring season off with a fantastic offensive performance. She put a goal and an assist in the 4-1 victory, continuing the stellar play from the Fall. de Vries contributed 7 points and 3 goals in the fall, including three 2-point games. If de Vries is going to put up multi-point games in the Spring, Syracuse has a lot to get excited about.
Gutsche did not have a single point in eight games in the Fall, but 2 goals from the senior on Sunday is exactly what the Orange are looking for. If they can get secondary scoring from players like Gutsche, then Syracuse won’t have to rely on players like SJ Quigley, Charlotte de Vries, and Claire Cook for offense.
Syracuse made it to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in the Fall. However, they came up short against North Carolina. These four players should be key contributors in going for the ACC Championship on April 23rd.