Senior a Scoring Threat for Indians

Ivy Marshall advances the ball up the field against Scarsdale in the Somers tournament. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall

Mahopac senior Ivy Marshall is a forward player on the varsity field hockey team.

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

I was in eighth grade when I first started playing field hockey, but my best friend Erin Girven introduced it to me in seventh grade.

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How did the team perform in the Somers tournament? Is there anything the team can take from this experience to help them in the season to come?
We played a lot better than we thought we were going to play together because we are a new team. Now that we know how we play against another team, we know what we need to work on to make ourselves better.

As a forward how do you think you will be able to contribute on offense in efforts to score goals?
I will contribute my aggressiveness on the field as well as my quick shots on goal to hopefully score a lot of goals this season.

As a senior, how do you see your role on the team, and how much did you value being a team leader?
I feel like the underclassmen on my team really look up to me for advice in a lot of things, not just field hockey. I greatly appreciate this responsibility and hope to be a good influence on them.

What is your favorite team activity, pregame or postgame ritual that you share with your teammates?
Breakfast after an early morning practice and team dinners before game days.

Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?
I don’t have one specific role model because I look up to different people for different perspectives on life.

Tell us one thing about yourself that not a lot of people know?
I dance competitively at A&E Dance Studio. Also, some people think I’m funny.

Do you plan on continuing to play field hockey in college? If yes, where are you going and why did you select that school?
I am undecided, but if I play, it will probably be on a club team.

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

I want to study geology because our world is constantly changing and I want to help in research studies and finding new resources and ways to keep our planet healthy. If that doesn't work out, I would study meteorology because I think storms and the weather are very interesting and unpredictable.

Who is your favorite professional athlete and pro or college sports team?

My favorite professional athlete is my cousin Alex Lewis on the Baltimore Ravens NFL team. I don't have a favorite pro or college sports team, so it’s the Ravens by default.

What is your favorite music to listen to warming up for a game?
Hip hop and electronic/dance music.

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
To be able to do or say the right thing all the time because people tend to take some things the wrong way and I hate holding grudges.

If you could pick one place to visit on vacation that you’ve never been to, where would you go and why?
Australia because my grandma traveled there with her best friends when I was little and had an amazing time and I’ve wanted to go ever since.

What is your favorite food to eat before or after a game? 
My favorite food to eat after a game is literally anything from a protein bar to a full course meal.

Best place to eat in Mahopac and why?
Cacciatori’s because I always get their pizza when I don’t know what I want to eat.

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Why?
I don’t have a Facebook account. I barely use Twitter anymore, so I use Instagram the most because it’s fun to see quality pictures that friends and family and famous people share daily.

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 they should they go out for the team?

Even though field hockey is a tough sport, it is a great program that gives you a lot more chances in college than any other sport, and your teammates can become your best friends.

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