The Newport Harbor High field hockey team has used the catchy slogan "Chix With Stix."
After winning three straight Los Angeles Field Hockey Assn. Tournament of Champions titles, "Chix With Hardware" might be just as appropriate.
But second-year Coach Amanda Boyer knows that her team, which scrimmages Bonita at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at Newport Harbor before opening its regular season Thursday at Harvard-Westlake, refuses to rest on its laurels.
"We're a new team, and they want to make this season about this new team and not about defending championships," Boyer said. "They want to reach their full potential, and if a championship is at the end of it, then that's great. When I asked them what goals they wanted to reach, it was to reach their full potential and finish strong as the Newport Harbor field hockey team of 2011. That impressed me … as much as I would love for them to continue the legacy that [former coach] Devon Kelly started and that I got to continue on with last year, I'm really trying to tell them that it's not about that. It's about reaching their potential as a team."