Shylayne Davidson comes by her talents naturally.
Davidson, a Grade 12 student at Cowichan Secondary School who turns 18 on March 17, is the third member of her family to play field hockey.
She’s also part of the current crop of players following the valley’s long tradition of producing great field hockey talent.
“We’re really lucky, Cowichan has a lot to bring to us,’’ said Davidson.
“We can develop a lot more than other places because we have so much offered.’’
Davidson started playing in Cowichan’s spring league at the age of 10.
She’s progressed from there each year and has a huge repertoire that now includes three years of indoor, ladies’ league, regionals, spring league hockey and a stint with the Cowichan Secondary team that finished second in the province last fall.
Davidson really enjoyed her time in the high school program and “it’s hard to take in that is my last year,’’ she said.
Davidson was a figure skater from the age of two up to nine and then got into soccer and field hockey about the same time.
“I think that was my big one,’’ she said of soccer accentuating her field hockey. “They’re very similar.’’