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North Salem Athlete Spotlight: Mikaela Spennicchia

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Goalie Mikaela Spennicchia clears during a regular season game this past season. Credits: File
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North Salem senior Mikaela Spennicchia was a goalie on the varsity girls soccer team. She’s also on the basketball and softball teams.

Q. How old were you when you started playing soccer and how did you get started?

I started playing soccer in kindergarten and I played in the AYSO program, which my parents signed me up for.

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Q. What was the team’s most memorable moment this season?

Probably finally beating one of our rivals, Haldane. We haven’t been able to beat them the last two years and they ended our season in the semifinals in 2015 and 2016. So it felt really nice to finally beat them twice and especially for all the seniors, we got our revenge.

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

I always do my best to encourage my teammates and keep everyone optimistic. Being able to see the whole field helps me communicate to my teammates, as I am very vocal on the field. As a senior goalie, I feel like I’m a role model to the younger girls on JV and I like helping them.

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