Fitness, Unity and Competitiveness

Field hockey is a sport on the rise at The Summit Country Day School.

The Silver Knights spent the season shoring up fitness and conditioning and stick skills. Coach Emily Betz said everyone on the team showed a lot of improvement over the course of the season. The team finished with a 5-7 record.

The program has had individual standouts like the Class of 2017’s Claire Hellmann, a three-time Cincinnati Enquirer First-Team, All-City selection who committed to play college field hockey at Saint Louis University. Team success is a goal for program growth. 

The Summit competes in the Southwest Ohio Field Hockey League with Indian Hill, Mount Notre Dame, Saint Ursula Academy, Ursuline Academy, Talawanda, Kettering Fairmont and Oakwood. 

Emily Betz was named head coach of The Summit’s field hockey program in 2017 after spending one year as a Lady Knights assistant coach. She grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from The Agnes Irwin School in 2002. She played Division I field hockey at Davidson College in North Carolina through 2006 and was a team captain her senior year. Coach Betz oversaw a middle school field hockey program in Columbus before joining the Lady Knights’ program.