West Essex Athlete of the Week

West Essex Field Hockey Star Lia Sinisi Named First WEHS Athlete of the Week

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — After a dominant start to her senior season, West Essex field hockey star Lia Sinisi has been named TAPinto West Essex’s Athlete of the Week.

Sinisi scored six goals in her three games this week and also added four assists. Sinisi and the Knights have already been ranked No. 1 in Group 2 and No. 2 in the Essex/Union Conference by NJ.com due to their early season success.

“There are high expectations for us all around New Jersey” Sinisi said. “We knew we needed to set the bar high and expect nothing less from ourselves.”

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Sinisi is coming off of a stellar junior season in which she accumulated 32 goals, 27 assists, and a variety of honors, including First Team Regional NFHCA All-American and Second Team All-State, All-Groups.

The Knights have gone 4-0 to kick off the season, including consecutive 8-0 wins that were led by Sinisi. She is expected to be a major leader this year, and hopes to focus on connecting with her teammates.

“My goal is to work with the forward line and connect even better than last year,” Sinisi said. “We have to make sure that we keep all of our traditions and rituals going.”

Sinisi has committed to Michigan State University to continue her field hockey career. West Essex field hockey coach Jill Cosse expects Sinisi to thrive in her field hockey career, especially due to her versatile skillset.

“Lia does more than just score goals,” Cosse said. “She is an athlete who can use her dynamic speed to break even the best of rival defenders.”

Sinisi hopes to carry this momentum into the Knights’ next game against Mount St. Dominic on Thursday, and through the rest of the season. However, this will take a lot of work, especially because of difficult matchups against Mount St. Dominic and Oak Knoll left on the schedule.

“We make sure everyone is drilling as hard as they can so that we know we are ready for game time,” Sinisi said. “I expect to go all the way in 2016 and win the Tournament of Champions final.”

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