The Torrey Pines field hockey team won the Palomar League championship for the second straight year by trouncing Westview 3-0 last week at Falcons Stadium. And they did it on Senior Night, when the team honors players who are about to graduate.
The Falcons’ roster features just two seniors this year: co-captains Clare Young and Alayna “Tom” Tomlinson, both of whom are looking to play field hockey at the college level.
Young, a midfielder, has committed to Amherst College in Massachusetts, a perennial NCAA Division 3 field hockey power. Tomlinson, a high-scoring forward, hopes to play at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.
Tomlinson and Young were two of the key players in a squad that blazed through the Palomar League undefeated, including double victories over archrival Canyon Crest.
Coached by Torrey Pines alumna and former national team player Jessica Javelet, the Falcons finished the regular season with a 12-game win streak and entered this week’s CIF Division One playoffs as the No. 2 seed in San Diego County.