Medal winners at Nationals!
Tsawwassen was well represented by three local athletes who also picked up some medals at the recent U16 National Field Hockey Championships held in Surrey , B.C. Vanessa Pearson and Annika Taylor in goal were on the BC Blue U 16 team which came away with the gold medal. They finished 2nd in pool play and came up against a very strong team from Ontario in the final. BC scored first from a penalty corner in the first half but Ontario came back to tie it up in the second half. The game went into overtime but was still tied at 1-1 at full time. A very exciting shoot-out followed with BC going on to win and take the gold medal.
Josh Kitagawa was a member of the BC Blue which came first in pool play but unfortunately lost 2-0 to Ontario in an exciting final and went on to take the silver medal.
Even though most of their summer was spent training at a fairly intense level for this national event all three players maintain that it was a fantastic experience to represent your province and even better to come away with a medal !
All three are members of the Falcons Field Hockey Club in Tsawwassen and play in both the Ladies/Mens Fall League and the Spring Junior League .