Doan is Field Hockey Player to Watch
MAX Field Hockey, a national field hockey news source, announced that Chelsea Field Hockey’s Payton Doan is among the top 25 players to watch in the West/Mid-West Region for the 2017 High School season, as well as a top 150 “2019” Player to Watch in the nation.
Goalkeeper Doan from Chelsea High School and two Midfield players from Huron High School in Ann Arbor represented Michigan in the top 25. Doan was one of three goalkeepers to be selected. The West/Mid-West Region encompasses California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.
“Payton is a skilled goalkeeper who was awarded a 2016 regional award and earned First Team Division 1 in Michigan in 2015 and 2016,” says Chelsea Field Hockey Head Coach Leslie Fry. “In addition to her goalkeeper skills, she has been a team leader, both on and off the field since her freshman year.” The National Field Hockey Coaches Association awarded Doan the 2016 Midwest Region Team award to which Fry refers.
Doan was a key player on Chelsea Field Hockey’s 2015 Division 1 Championship team that also earned State Championship Runner Up. Since 2014, Doan has also been competing with Pinnacle Field Hockey, an Ann Arbor-based club team. Doan has been instrumental in the club achieving a top 20 U16 national ranking by the USA Field Hockey Association.
“Payton’s positivity and encouragement has allowed her teammates to work toward achieving their full potential on the field,” adds Chelsea Field Hockey Varsity Coach Casey Fry.
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