Cape hockey celebrated the school’s 12th state championship March 15 at Legends Stadium with a ring ceremony followed by ice cream and cake.
The only team with more field hockey state championships in Delaware is Tower Hill with 18.
Cape won titles in 1979 (coach Carolyn Ivins), 1995 (coach Ruth Skoglund), 2011 (coach Nicole Catanzaro ) and 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 (coach Kate Austin).
Six players from the 2021 team were all-staters, including Reagan Ciabattoni, Emma Duffield, Ella Rishko, Sam Connors, Lulu Rishko and Noelle Sabbagh.
The Vikings finished the season as the No. 5 team in the Mid-Atlantic Region with a record of 17-2, having outscored opponents 138-10.
Coach Kate Austin was recently honored by Max Hockey as the Delaware Coach of the Year. Coach “Windy” has led Cape to nine of its 12 state titles and also played on Caesar Rodney’s 2004 state championship team coached by her mother Debbie.