Wolverine Warrior: Eve Hauptle

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Wolverine Warrior: Eve Hauptle

(Courtesy. Craig Sterbutzel, The Connection Newspaper

(Courtesy. Craig Sterbutzel, The Connection Newspaper

(Courtesy. Craig Sterbutzel, The Connection Newspaper

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Eve Hauptle is the face of the promising crop of juniors dominating the West Potomac Field Hockey team. On a team stacked with underclassmen talent, her 97 saves are the most of any goalkeeper in Northern Virginia, and the second in the entire DC area. She is is aided by her junior classmates Amy Holm, Lizzie Wood, and Hannah Skudlarek, who are the team’s three leading goal scorers. All top five goal scorers on the Wolverine squad are underclassmen, setting the team up nicely for a prosperous future.

Despite the promise that next season holds, Hauptle has her eyes firmly set on the remainder of this year’s campaign. After last season, in which she received second team All Met honors in the Washington Post, she says that she took this past offseason more seriously in pursuit of first team honors. In addition to her own personal goals, she wants to see her team do well. “I feel like we can go to regionals, and do well at regionals. We just have to do well in our next few games,” said Hauptle. When asked about her role in the upcoming postseason push, she stated “I feel like I am important, but I’m not the most important person. I feel like we’re all ‘co-important.’”

Now in her second year as the starting goalkeeper, Hauptle has assumed a leadership role. Fellow field hockey star Lizzie Wood praised her leadership. “She’s a good motivator, a good leader. She gets everyone pumped up before games and during halftime.” About her own leadership, Hauptle said “I hope my influence can help to form a strong team in future years.

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