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Did You Know that the Bronxville Field Hockey Team Paints the Shed Every Year?

Photos by A. Warner

By Staff

Nov. 8, 2023: Did you know that the Bronxville Field Hockey team paints the shed every year?

According to Bronxville Field Hockey coach, Jacquelyn Frawley, this tradition started over 20 years ago. At that time, there was a shed near Hayes field, which was used to store field hockey equipment in the fall. Every year, the team would paint the team member names on the front of the shed.  

Then in 2017, the grass field was replaced with turf and the original shed was demolished. Thankfully, this didn't stop the tradition. Instead, with approval from the athletic and facilities departments, the team continued this tradition by painting a different shed near the Chambers Field scoreboard. 

Over the years, painting the shed became a homecoming tradition not only for the team but also for the parents who set a time to prime the shed the week before homecoming. 

Also, over the years, the tradition evolved from painting the team member names on the shed to "themed sheds."  According to team captain, Frannie Krause, the captains normally pick a theme and surprise the team the day of the painting. She said that she loves the tradition because she remembers walking past the shed when she was young and dreaming of painting it one day. When the day finally came, she and the team were so happy that they were "finally there."

Themes have varied widely over the years.  For example, last year it was "Welcome to the Stable." This year the theme, which is shown in these pictures, is "Alice in Wonderland."  It an amazingly creative depiction of the characters in this iconic story.

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