It is unclear whether or not qualifying for the postseason was enough for the Northern Lebanon field hockey squad. But what is certain is that Carrie Shuey played a key role in helping the Vikings get where they needed to go.
On Wednesday night at West Perry High School, Shuey and the 13th-seeded Vikings’ season reached a conclusion during a 4-1 setback to fourth-seeded Newport, in the opening round of the District Three Class AA playoffs. While Northern Lebanon’s journey was an up-and-down one, the big picture revealed that the fall was mostly a success for the Vikings.
And it was Shuey who led the way.
With advanced hand-eye skills, a nose for the ball and blossoming leadership abilities, Shuey paced Northern Lebaon in scoring during the fall of 2018. The fleet forward notched a total of 18 goals, and assisted on 15 other Viking scores.
The Vikings, who registered some big wins on their way to recording a 12-6 overall mark, finished third in Section Three of the Lancaster-Lebanon League.
– Jeff Falk