Boys taking part in field hockey isn't new, yet the dominance exerted by some is reaching new levels. That was never more true than in Pennsylvania, where a German student named Cornelius Tietze, pictured below, almost singlehandedly piloted Wyoming (Pa.) Seminary to a state title this fall.
Now, Massachusetts wants to do something about it, with the focus of a recent Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association board of directors meeting to analyze how to level the field hockey playing field in a state where more and more boys are competing with the girls.
According to the Boston Herald, no one at the MIAA board meeting openly advocated eliminating boys from field hockey -- which is played as a girls-only sport in the U.S., but is competed in boys gender abroad --but two prominent coaches made arguments that the state scholastic sports association ought to consider introducing rule amendments to limit the ability of boys to dominate.
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