The women’s field hockey team said goodbye to many seniors this year. Adrienne Maiocco was among one of the seniors that will not be returning to the team next season.
Maiocco started playing field hockey in eighth grade for her middle school’s team. She did not play in seventh grade, when most young girls decide to play field hockey because she was a cheerleader. In eighth grade, Maiocco hung up her pom-poms and picked up her wooden field hockey stick.
Field hockey is a team sport. Maiocco’s favorite thing about the sport is being part of a team. She enjoys the special bond that has grown between the women on her team as the years have passed. “The thing I am going to miss the most will be the friendships that I have made with the girls on the team,” Maiocco said. “When the season ends, you don’t see everyone as often. I hardly ever see the girls who live off-campus, or even the girls that don’t live in my building.”
Maiocco’s most memorable moment in her field hockey career at Cabrini was last year when the women beat Wesley College in the PAC semi finals. Wesley was ranked number one and Cabrini was ranked number three. “I will never forget the day that we beat Wesley,” Maiocco said. “It was the best feeling ever!”
Maiocco will be a great loss to the team in the future. She was awarded All PAC honors for three out of her four years playing on the field hockey team. “Enjoy the time on and off the field with your teammates,” Maiocco said when asked what she would tell future field hockey players at Cabrini. “You will never get it back and it goes by so quickly. Cherish every moment!”