El Estoque

From coach to future olympian

From coach to future olympian

Jayanti Jha

December 10, 2019

For 19-year-old MVHS field hockey coach Zaid Hassan, the Olympics isn’t just an event he watches on TV — it’s his goal. Hassan is currently working to be on the U.S. men’s national field hockey team by winning a series of games and tournaments along the way as part of the U21 national te...

Athlete of the Month: Madisen Vongnakhone

Athlete of the Month: Madisen Vongnakhone

Swara Tewari, Managing editor

November 25, 2019

Senior Madisen Vongnakhon doesn’t think of herself as a leader on the field — the idea of other players looking up to her still baffles her. As an experienced player, she just tries to offer support and positivity to her teammates.  Having just completed her fourth season of field hockey as an o...

Defining Success

Defining Success

Rucha Soman and Sophia Chen

September 27, 2019

How teams measure success besides winning

Field Hockey: MVHS falls 6-0 to Los Altos HS

Field Hockey: MVHS falls 6-0 to Los Altos HS

Sreya Kumar and Lance Tong

September 22, 2019

Matadors fail to pull off the upset on the higher ranked Los Altos HS

Field Hockey: Team takes home first win of the season

Field Hockey: Team takes home first win of the season

Sreya Kumar

September 10, 2019

Despite a shaky start, Matadors emerge victorious against Valley Christian HS

Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

Sreya Kumar, Tyler Cho, and Justine Ha

October 28, 2018

It was an unnatural feeling for her. For the past three years, she has always held up her stick, cheering for seniors as they walked down the field. But now, it was finally her turn. She stood at the end of a line with her teammates, filled with nervous energy as her hands wrapped around her parents’....

Field Hockey: Team suffers loss against Cupertino HS

Field Hockey: Team suffers loss against Cupertino HS

Sreya Kumar

September 28, 2018

The Matadors took the field on Sept. 26, anxious to face their competitors, who were in a higher league. Captain and senior Heather Migdal commented on how players were feeling lethargic from their previous game earlier in the week. “Monday, we were really pumped up [when we played against Pres...

Field Hockey: Matadors score their first goal of the season in 1-1 tie against Saratoga HS

Field Hockey: Matadors score their first goal of the season in 1-1 tie against Saratoga HS

Ankit Gupta and Anish Vasudevan

September 26, 2018

After losing the first five games of the season, the MVHS field hockey was looking for their first win against a tough Saratoga HS team on September 20. Going into the game, the Matadors were optimistic because the other team was lacking in numbers. “It was hot so we knew that our play might not be the best. We...

Field hockey: Team defeated 0-2 by Cupertino HS

Field hockey: Team defeated 0-2 by Cupertino HS

Maggie McCormick

October 22, 2017

fter losing to Cupertino HS earlier in the season, the MVHS field hockey team was looking forward to their second chance to beat their rival on Oct. 20. Practice was centered on taking shots at the goal rather than playing long passes. Knowing that CHS was going to play offense, MVHS decided to practice...