A Look Back at the Pierson Field Hockey Team's Thrilling State Championship Win, Ten Years Later - 27 East

A Look Back at the Pierson Field Hockey Team’s Thrilling State Championship Win, Ten Years Later

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The Pierson Lady Whalers lift their winners plaque with joy after they became New York State Champions following the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013.  MICHAEL HELLER

The Pierson Lady Whalers lift their winners plaque with joy after they became New York State Champions following the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013. MICHAEL HELLER

Pierson's Kasey Gilbride gives coach Shannon Judge a tearful hug as the Lady Whalers became New York State Champions following the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013.  MICHAEL HELLER

Pierson's Kasey Gilbride gives coach Shannon Judge a tearful hug as the Lady Whalers became New York State Champions following the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013. MICHAEL HELLER

Ana Sherwood gives Cali Cafiero a tearful hug after the Lady Whalers became New York State Champions following the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013.   MICHAEL HELLER

Ana Sherwood gives Cali Cafiero a tearful hug after the Lady Whalers became New York State Champions following the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013. MICHAEL HELLER

Erica Selyukova leaps for joy as she heads back to the bench after the Lady Whalers became New York State Champions following the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013.  MICHAEL HELLER

Erica Selyukova leaps for joy as she heads back to the bench after the Lady Whalers became New York State Champions following the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013. MICHAEL HELLER

Pierson's Emme Luck backs up Allura Leggard during the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013.  MICHAEL HELLER

Pierson's Emme Luck backs up Allura Leggard during the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013. MICHAEL HELLER

The team members from Class A finalist Sachem East stood on the sidelines and cheered on the Lady Whalers during the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013.   MICHAEL HELLER

The team members from Class A finalist Sachem East stood on the sidelines and cheered on the Lady Whalers during the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013. MICHAEL HELLER

Pierson's Kasey Gilbride takes a shot on goal during the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013.  MICHAEL HELLER

Pierson's Kasey Gilbride takes a shot on goal during the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013. MICHAEL HELLER

The Pierson Lady Whalers after they became New York State Champions following the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013.   MICHAEL HELLER

The Pierson Lady Whalers after they became New York State Champions following the NYSPHSAA Class C Final field hockey playoff between the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers and the Cazenovia Lady Lakers at Cicero High School on November 17, 2013. MICHAEL HELLER

authorCailin Riley on Oct 25, 2023
Over the course of nearly a century, Pierson High School had only one state title to its name. For as long as anyone in the community could remember, the 1978... more

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