Monta Vista Athletic Boosters
Please consider joining the Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters. You can learn about membership,
purchasing "MV gear", and more by visiting the boosters' site at:
MV Student-Athlete Participation Forms
Field Hockey Coaches - Contact Information
FIELD HOCKEY TRYOUTS 2013
Tryouts begin Friday, Aug 16, 8:30 am - 11:00 am AND 3:20 pm - 6:00 pm, and will continue the
following week 3:20 pm - 6:00 pm on the Monta Vista field hockey field. Field hockey sticks will
be available for use, if needed. Please come with shin guards and all completed athlete
participation paperwork. Contact Coach Eachus for more detailed information.
MV Field Hockey - Tradition & Parent Involvement
The Monta Vista Field Hockey program is rich in tradition and parent involvement. The team has competed in CCS playoffs many times
and has won three CCS championship titles and placed 2nd four times. Many of the athletes are also a part of the Futures program,
which is the Olympic Developmental Program for Field Hockey in the US. Many others are members of club teams, which play in the
spring. Some Monta Vista players have been selected to compete in the US National Futures Championship Tournament and the AAU Jr.
Olympics (national), both in which athletes are independently selected based on superior abilities. Many alumni have gone on to
play at the collegiate level at universities such as UC Berkeley, Stanford, Wellesley and Duke. Some have even been awarded
athletic scholarships to attend. This season is a promising one as the current team is filled with talent, dedication and
motivation. The coaches have no doubt that they will continue to command the respect of their competitors.
We pride ourselves on our strong parent support and involvement as well. We thrive on having more fans at our games than our
competitors, even when we are playing at tournaments 3 hours from home! The parents are the organizers behind the scenes; they
are as much a part of the team as the student-athletes are. There is even a day dedicated to having the parents on the field,
playing hockey with the athletes. Oh, what a game that is!
Field Hockey Coaches - Background Info
Head Varsity Coach Denise Eachus has been playing field hockey for over 25 years. She started at Lynbrook High School in 1983
and was instrumental in leading the team to 3 CCS championship titles the 3 years she was on varsity. In high school, she was
selected to play in the National Junior Olympics and Coach Eachus also earned the honors of All-American, of which only 24
athletes were chosen nationwide. She played for Chico State University and helped them into the NCAA playoffs, beating out
the likes of teams like Stanford and Berkeley. She continues to play today through the Northern California Field Hockey
JV Coach Bonnie Belshe started playing field hockey in 7th grade. She played goalie for six years in St. Louis in a
highly competitive private school league. She continues to play today though the Northern California Field Hockey Association.
Coach Belshe teaches social studies at Monta Vista as well as taking on the role of the JV softball assistant coach.