After years of offering field hockey as a club sport, Sacred Heart Academy has fielded its first varsity team this fall. Sacred Heart is the only Catholic school on Long Island with a varsity field hockey team.

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Sacred Heart Academy field hockey teammates, from left, Erin Batting, Sophia Guzzo and Annie Raleigh warm up at the start of practice  on Oct. 2, 2019.

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Maggie Fravert of Sacred Heart Academy practices with her field hockey teammates at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Ashley Hommel of Sacred Heart Academy practices with her field hockey teammates at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Courtney O'Brien, Sacred Heart Academy field hockey head coach, runs practice at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Stevie Lewis of Sacred Heart Academy practices with her field hockey teammates on Oct. 2, 2019.

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Abby Keiley of Sacred Heart Academy practices with her field hockey teammates at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Sophia Guzzo of Sacred Heart Academy practices with her field hockey teammates at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Maddie Cannon of Sacred Heart Academy practices with her field hockey teammates at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Sofia Pasqualina of Sacred Heart Academy practices with her field hockey teammates at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Kayla Lloyd of Sacred Heart Academy, right, practices with her field hockey teammates at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Sophia Guzzo of Sacred Heart Academy practices with her field hockey teammates at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Stevie Lewis of Sacred Heart Academy practices with her field hockey teammates at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Reece D'Emic of Sacred Heart Academy practices with her field hockey teammates at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Maeve Cashin, right, and goalie Katharine Considine of Sacred Heart Academy practice with their field hockey teammates at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Annie Raleigh of Sacred Heart Academy practices with her field hockey teammates at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Brenna Marquino of Sacred Heart Academy practices with her field hockey teammates at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Sophia Guzzo of Sacred Heart Academy practices with her field hockey teammates on Oct. 2, 2019.

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Maeve Cashin of Sacred Heart Academy practices with her field hockey teammates at the high school in Hempstead on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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