Molly Katzman scores first varsity field hockey goal

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Seniors Julia Tullman (right) and Molly Katzman (left) pose after a game.

“Louder!” Senior Molly Katzman chants to her teammates for them to cheer for her before she hits in her first goal as a varsity field hockey player against Villa on September 9th, 2021.

With about 3 minutes left in the game, Lucy Lochmoeller stays in Villa’s goal zone with Katzman to pass her the ball. Ava Verstappen sends the ball from the defensive down into where Lochmoeller and Katzman are waiting. The ball comes their way, and Molly takes her shot. Both Ladue and Villa players begin crowding around Molly, cheering her on as she has the ball in front of the net ready to shoot.

“It was really cool,” senior Ava Verstappen said. “Molly’s been such a big part of our team since freshman year and she totally deserved that goal.”

Molly has been playing with the field hockey team her entire high school career, and this is her first year on varsity. Her constant cheering and support can be seen on and off the sidelines. Her energy stays consistent throughout every practice and game. 

“When Molly scored, the feeling was incredible,” senior Julia Tullman said. “The energy on the field was something I have never felt before and there was so much happiness all around. 

Katzman has a strong relationship with not only the girls on the Ladue field hockey team, but with girls and coaches from club programs such as Gateway Field Hockey. Molly has made a impact on the entire St. Louis field hockey program.

“It was a true demonstration of love and inclusion that our team values on and off the field,” Tullman said. “Katzman is the heart of our team and we would not be the same without her.”