The 25 most distinctive high school field hockey nicknames

Given the hue and cry every time a professional sports team picks a really bad nickname to make it distinctive from the usual Lions or Tigers or Bears (oh, my!), isn't it refreshing to see civic pride in school teams whose names were picked for perfectly good reasons 100 years ago and retain their local quirkiness even today? Here are 25 unique nicknames given to field hockey teams:

Nickname School St. Report
Obezags Annapolis Key School MD "Gazebo" spelled backwards; distinctive campus feature
Villa Novans Woonsocket RI Named for the main street in town
Fighting Clan Vineland NJ Logo is a kilted Scot; perfect for this sport!
Koncrete Kids Northampton Area PA Honors area manufacturing
Shipbuilders Morse ME Regional manufacturer of large vessels
Mawrtians Baltimore Bryn Mawr MD A play on the school's name
Wreckers Westport Staples CT Refers to 1920s football game with rival Norwalk
Headless Horsemen Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow NY Honoring the literary legend of Washington Irving
Snails McLean Madeira School VA Taken from the school's motto
Valkyries Louisville Sacred Heart KY Named for the Norse female warrior race
Amazons Louisville Collegiate KY Named for the Greek female warrior race
County Seaters Belvidere NJ Belvidere is the county seat of Warren County
Bubblers Boiling Springs PA A play off the town's name
Trevians Winnetka New Trier IL Named for a geographic feature of its German sister city
Stateliners Phillipsburg NJ Located on PA border, once was a member of PIAA
River Rats Ann Arbor Huron MI A nickname bestowed by an opponent was adopted
Caxys Lake Forest Academy IL Greek onomotopoiea for the sound made by a tree frog
Galloping Ghosts Abington PA Honoring legendary football player Red Grange
Auks Archmere Academy DE Rotund bird isn't found anywhere else on the high school level
Acorns Morgan Hill Live Oak CA Named for the school
Cubs Washington Georgetown Visitation DC School unites "Tigers" and "Bears" intramurals under varsity name
Thunderbirds Dearborn Edsel Ford MI Student body found T-bird a better car to represent school
Little Dutchgirls Annville-Cleona PA Named for location, in Pennsylvania Dutch country
Honkers Yuba City CA Oddly enough, city is billed "Peach Bowl of the World"
Dodgers Madison NJ Not sure of the New York suburb ever had trolleys


Ants Centereach NY School nickname are the Cougars, but a stylized ant has adorned gear because of motivational saying regarding teamwork by former coach Nancy Cole.
Porkers Walpole MA School nickname are the Rebels. Porker nickname given by English observer of how players hunched over the ball while dribbling. Home field is the Porker Pen.