The Taconic Tribune
Seniors in SportsFriday, October 30, 2009 By Sandra S
Here at Taconic Hills athletics are a way of life. We have 3 sports seasons with 22 different sports and levels. Most athletes here have grown up playing their sport since their early modified years. Sadly, at some point one’s high school career comes to an end. During this fall season many teams are losing a strong group of senior players. I would like to introduce three high school seniors and share their sports experiences here at Taconic Hills. Meet Katie, a three year varsity goalie for the Titans field hockey team, coached under Ms. Angela Webster. After talking with Katie, she noted that she is a prospective college athlete. She would like to continue her field hockey career with the Oswego State Lakers. Katie, who has a sister who also played for the Lady Titans and Oswego, has been playing field hockey for six years. In six years an athlete has played an immense amount of games, attended numerous practices, and gained many memories. I asked Katie what her most memorable moment was on the field hockey team. “Definitely the Ichabod Crane game last year. It was so intense and exciting because of the overtime strokes and being in goal.” When asked who has been the most influential person in her life pertaining to field hockey, she said her coach, Ms. Webster. “She is one of the best coaches. She is out to benefit the team; she’s not just there to coach.” When talking about her teammates, Katie commented on what she had learned from them this season. “We are always there for each other no matter what. We can have a good time together and still be successful.” She also said, “There is definitely no ‘I’ in team.” The Titans have been on a huge winning streak this season with an impressive 14-1 overall season. Katie said that their key to success is that they are like a big family. “We get along as a team, not just individuals.” As her senior field hockey season is slowly winding down, I asked Katie to share with me her perfect ending to her high school hockey career. With a smile she stated, “An undefeated season, to get as far as we can in sectionals, to be State Champions, and to make 1 st team all-star again.” As the Titans clinch the Patroon title with a perfect 10-0 season, Katie gets her undefeated season. With the seeding for sectionals announced Sunday October 25 th let’s hope Katie and the Varsity Titans field hockey team bring home a championship! Coming soon...Emma G. & Nolan B.