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Somers Senior Follows in Sister's Footsteps

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MaryKate Mollaghan and the varsity field hockey team had one of their best seasons in program history.
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Somers senior MaryKate Mollaghan was a team captain and midfielder on the varsity field hockey team.

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

I started playing field hockey in eighth grade, and I have loved the sport ever since. My two older sisters also played field hockey, so I wanted to follow in their footsteps.

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What goals did the team achieve this season?

One of our goals was to win 50 percent of our games, and we accomplished that and won 75 percent of our games. We also received the third seed in our class. 

What personal goals have you accomplished this season?

I have become a stronger player and have developed a better game sense. My send-ins have become more accurate, and I have gotten many assists because our forwards have been doing a great job of finishing.  I have also made my last year playing in high school unforgettable.

How have you led the team this season?

It is important for me to be a positive role model on and off the field. I encourage my teammates to be the best they can be, and I always support them.

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

I love exchanging gifts with my game day buddy. My buddy Grace (Farina) always gets me the best stuff.  I also love pregame team dinners because the food is always so good, and it’s a great way to bond with the team.

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

My parents have been my biggest role models over the years because they support me in everything they do, and they push me to always work hard and do my best.

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

I have never had a cold cut sandwich.

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 competitive field hockey in college, but I’m interested in playing either club or intramural.

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

I’m thinking about studying finance because I really like math.

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

David Wright and the New York Mets.

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

Pump up music that I can sing and dance along to with my team.

For a young athlete growing up in Somers, 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?

I have made so many friends and memories through the program, and I have had the opportunity to play a great sport with great people for the past five years. I would tell anyone to play field hockey because it is so fun, and it’s a great way to become involved in something in high school.

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