I broke it during the summer of 2011. It was a bad break and took awhile to get better. It wasn't ready to play that fall. I had to do a lot of exercises, and I worked hard at strengthening my foot and rebuilding my leg strength. And I walked and ran until I felt ready.
I felt as if I was part of everything. Just being there with your teammates, you can feel it. And one of the nicest things about this Garrison team is that it includes everyone, no matter what your situation or your job. It's the best thing.
What do you like besides field hockey? Do you participate in any other school activities?
I like being with my friends, reading and doing puzzles. At school, I share leadership of the Latin Club with two other girls and I work with KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program. I'm on KIPP's junior board with my teammate Claire Schuler.
This team has won two straight championships. You're off to an amazing start this season. What do you think the future holds?
I think we've come back faster this season, with better stick skills. … We've been a core group for so long. We know how each other plays, and we're ready [for another title].
What's one thing your best friends know about you that others don't?
Out of my really hard shell, I really am a soft and caring person. I'm very funny and I'd do anything for them. But I do thrive on my sarcasm. It's who I am, and what I do.
Do you have a goal for the season?
I'm a senior. I can feel it. My time here is coming to an end. I want to make the best of it.