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New Field Excites Park View Athletes

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on April 22, 2014 – 1:09 pm

Soccer

Sam Onyeador (left) thinks a new field will help the school’s athletic programs rise

The student athletes at Park View High School said their old multi-sport field isn’t bad, but it has its blemishes.

Sophomore Joy Hogarty said the grass in Sterling, Va., gets a little “choppy” at the beginning of girls’ soccer season. Freshman linebacker Nikolai Hopkins said rain completely changes the makeup of a football game. Sophomore Connor Hotaling said snow drove the football team into the gym for practices, which affected the Patriots’ conditioning.

These issues should subside by the end of 2015, when construction of a new synthetic, multi-sport field is scheduled to complete thanks to a $1,000,000 funding partnership between the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, the NFL Grassroots Field Grant Program and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.

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