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Staples Field Hockey Team Continues the Legacy of Jinny Parker

Staples Field Hockey Team Continues the Legacy of Jinny Parker

November 30, 2016

By: Camryn Ragland ’18 and Alexandra Sprouls ’19 On a November morning in 1974, Staples super fans crowded the bleachers to watch their school’s field hockey team play in its first state championship game. The varsity team, led by Coach Virginia (Jinny) Parker, battled a tough game ending in a...

Athletes debate the safety of turf fields

Athletes debate the safety of turf fields

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014

What does Jinny Parker field, Staples Stadium and the field at MetLife Stadium all have in common?  They’re made of turf, and they might be more dangerous than their grass counterparts. The turf fields located at Staples are crumb rubber fields, made up of reused, shredded tires.  A study conducted...

New bleachers grace Jinny Parker field

New bleachers grace Jinny Parker field

Sarah Ellman, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

A rolled ankle, torn ligament. and two weeks of riding the bench was the price that field hockey player, Maddy Sampath ’16 had to pay after an inconvenient tumble her Freshman year. The accident did not occur during a game, nor did it occur at a practice. In fact, the incident didn’t even happen...

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