Some of the best memories of Amanda Boyer's high school days come from being part of a team affectionately known as, "Chix with Stix."
Boyer, formerly Amanda Wittman, was the goalie for some of Newport Harbor High's best field hockey teams.
Now she's looking to make some new memories as the team's varsity head coach.
Boyer is in her first year, after taking over for Devon Kelly, who stepped down after nine years as head coach.
High school field hockey proved to be a special time for Boyer. In addition to the cute name for the team, the Sailors were in the Los Angeles Field Hockey Assn. Tournament of Champions title game each of her four years, winning it once in 2003, her senior year.
"It was one of my favorite high school experiences," Boyer said. "That's where all my best high school memories are. It was kind of natural to want to give back."