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Positive Somers Senior Leads by Example

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Katie Campbell has been a key factor behind the field hockey team’s success. She also plays lacrosse.
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Somers senior Katie Campbell is a team captain and midfielder on the varsity field hockey team. She’s also on the varsity girls lacrosse team.

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

I first started field hockey in seventh grade on modified. My older sister played, and I had quit soccer so I decided to try it out.

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What are some of the team accomplishments and goals the team has achieved so far that you’re proud of? What are some goals that are still yet to be achieved?

Our team has a great record this year, but besides that, we’ve been working so well together. Everyone on the team has been working really hard every day in practice and during our games to get us to where we are right now. Our main goal is to make it to section semifinals, as we’ve gotten out in quarterfinals for the past two years.

What personal goals have you accomplished this season?

Personally, I’ve been working on staying back and making sure I’m always on the goalie’s pads when our midfielders are sending shots in. I’ve also gotten more involved with goals and assists this season than I had in the past.

The team has had one of the best runs ever for a Somers field hockey team. What have you guys been doing right? What has that been like?

I think we just have a really great group of people this year who all are willing to work really hard to achieve their goals. It’s been great to have a season like this, especially for our senior year.

As a captain, how have you led the team this season?

I try to lead by example and always keep a positive attitude. Our attitude and motivation have made a huge difference this season, so as a captain I think it’s important for me to always be motivated so the rest of the team will follow suit.

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

I love blasting music and dancing in the locker room with my teammates before games.

You are a big lacrosse player as well. What are the team’s goals in the spring?

Our goal for lacrosse is always to win a section title, and go further if we can. And to just have a lot of fun while doing it.

What are your personal goals for lacrosse?

My goal is to have a great last season and enjoy every second I have left with my teammates.

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

My parents have definitely been my biggest role models over the years. They’ve taught me to always work hard to accomplish my goals and to always put my everything into whatever I’m doing.

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

I’m allergic to hot dogs.

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

I don’t plan on playing field hockey in college, but I do plan on playing lacrosse.

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

I want to be a physician’s assistant so I’m hoping to go into a six-year program. If not, I’d study biology in college. I’ve always been interested in the medical field and being a physician’s assistant sounds really cool.

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

The New York Giants and Rashad Jennings

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

I’ll listen to anything before a game, from pop to rap to country. I love everything.

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