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Field Hockey
Field Hockey Coaches - Contact Information
Varsity Coach
Denise Eachus

hockeycoach@teameachus.com
JV Coach
Bonnie Belshe

bonnie_belshe@fuhsd.org
366-7600 (x8804)

FIELD HOCKEY TRYOUTS 2014

Tryouts begin Friday, August 15, 8:30am - 11am and also 3:20pm - 6pm. Please read the Welcome Letter 2014 for more 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 Association.
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.