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Mahopac Senior Captain a Scoring Threat

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Senior Kim Brower is committed to Western Connecticut State University for field hockey.
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Mahopac senior Kim Brower is a captain and starting forward on the varsity field hockey team.

How old were you when you first started playing field hockey and how did you get started?

Seventh grade because my friend Kristen Maxwell wanted me to try out with her and my sister Julia.

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How has the team been performing offensively this season? What will be the key to keep aggressive play going and to keep putting the ball in the back of the net?

The team has been great this season on the offensive side. We are getting the ball in the back of the net almost every game. To keep aggressive play going my team and I have to keep our determination and focus on the ball.

As a senior captain, how do you see your role on the team, and how much do you value being a team leader?

My role on the team as captain has been a very laid back and focused on helping my team get their goals achieved. Being a team leader is very important to me and I’m so glad I’ve been given that opportunity.

What is your favorite team activity, pregame or postgame ritual that you share with your teammates?

Our team bondings, especially when we roast marshmallows around a campfire.

Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?

My biggest role model over the years has been my mom because she has taught me to never give up on what I want and she supports me in everything I do.

Tell us one thing about yourself that not a lot of people know?

I like to wakeboard on Lake Mahopac.

Do you plan on continuing to play field hockey in college? If yes, where are you going and why did you select that school?

Yes, I am planning to play D-III field hockey at Western Connecticut State University. I chose that school because I had a great connection with the coach and I’m very interested in the nursing program.

Do you know what you want to study in college? If yes, what and why?

I’m planning to study nursing in college because I want to be a nurse practitioner when I get older.

Who is your favorite professional athlete?

My favorite professional athlete is my club field hockey coach Suhki, who played for the international Indian team.

What is your favorite music to listen to warming up for a game?

My favorite music before a game is a little bit of everything, but mostly country.

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

I would be able to fly, so I can visit my good friend Jose at college in Ohio.

If you could pick one place to visit on vacation that you’ve never been to, where would you go and why?

Ireland, so I can visit my third cousins who I’ve never met.

What is your favorite food to eat before or after a game?

Before a game, any kind of pasta. After a game, ice cream.

Best place to eat in Mahopac and why?

Gino’s Italian restaurant because of their spinach ravioli.

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Why?

Instagram, because it has all my friends and pictures on it (kimbrower_).

For a young athlete growing up in Mahopac, what would you tell them about the experience of being part of the field hockey program and why should they go out for the team?

The field hockey program is one of the best in Section 1. We are a tight-knit family led by coach (Dona) DiMaggio. They should try out for the team because it’s so much fun and it’s exciting.

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