Fall Athletes turn in their uniforms for the real world

By Meghan Merkel
December 7, 2000

“After playing offense for over ten years, switching to defender was a big transition for me. However, I adapted well and was able to also play midfield,” senior Heather Stinger reflected about her final field hockey season.

Before each game began, she would look forward to her parents arriving early to watch the team warm up. “I always looked for support from my parents and anticipated my dad’s pep talks,” Stinger commented.

She also feels strongly about the support of her coach, Jackie Neary. “She is not just a coach, but a friend. I had the opportunity of playing two sports with her every year, so I was able to work with her almost year round,” Stinger stated.

Stinger will miss her teammates. “There are girls that don’t play both [field hockey and lacrosse] so I can’t look forward to being on the field with them anymore. I am really going to miss them,” she said.

Stinger, a duel major of elementary and early childhood education, plans on teaching in the fall.

Meghan Merkel

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