Meet the Captains: Field Hockey

Nikki Griffin

When did you first begin playing the sport?

4th grade.

Do you want to play this sport in college?

I’m committed already.

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career? Why?

My dad because he always pushed me.

What other activities/clubs are you involved in?

Lacrosse.

How do you feel going into this season?

Good and well prepared.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season?/How do you plan to achieve these goals?

Winning states.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

Somerset.

Do you think the team will make tournament?/How far do you think you’ll make it?

Yes and hopefully far.

Audra Tosone

When did you first begin playing the sport?

I began playing field hockey in middle school.

Do you want to play this sport in college?

No.

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career? Why?

Marianne Murphy and Jen Quinn have both been prominent coaches in my field hockey career because they both know how to push us to work hard. They create a positive team atmosphere that allows people to improve and work their hardest.

What other activities/clubs are you involved in?

Lacrosse and hockey.

How do you feel going into this season?

I am really excited for the season. We have a few young players who have done an amazing job so far. I feel we have a pretty good shot at having a great season if we continue to work hard and together.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season?/How do you plan to achieve these goals?

Obviously our main goal is to make tournament and bring home another state championship title, but I also hope to create a fun and close-knit atmosphere and team that truly resembles the Porker sisterhood tradition.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

We have a very competitive schedule this year. Some tough games will be Needham, Wellesley, Somerset, Moses Brown and Chelmsford.

Do you think the team will make tournament?/How far do you think you’ll make it?

Yes, the field hockey team has a prominent reputation and is known for making to far in the tournament. Judging off of how we have done so far, I believe we have a very good chance at making it far.

Hanna Jacobs

When did you first begin playing the sport?

5th grade.

Do you want to play this sport in college?

Yes.

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career? Why?

Jen Quinn was is a very prominent coach in my sports career because of the way she values and recognizes hard work.

How do you feel going into this season?

Confidence in the team and in our abilities as a whole.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season?/How do you plan to achieve these goals?

Winning another state championship is always one of our goals as Porkers and as members of the field hockey program.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

Somerset-Berkeley and Moses Brown are going to be our best opponents this season.

Do you think the team will make tournament?/How far do you think you’ll make it?

Yes I believe we will make tournament and hopefully go all the way.

Caileen Quinn

When did you first begin playing the sport?

Third grade.

Do you want to play this sport in college?

I’m committed already.

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career? Why?

Jennifer Quinn. She has been my coach since I was little and has always encouraged me to do my best.

What other activities/clubs are you involved in?

Best Buddies, I did lacrosse freshman and sophomore year, Student council freshman year.

How do you feel going into this season?

I feel pretty confident about this season. We definitely have a young team but that is good to grow upon. We have a lot of team unity which is definitely going to help us.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season?/How do you plan to achieve these goals?

Be positive among each other, maintain our sisterhood and win states.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

Somerset. They have two boys a girl committed to Umass Lowell and three other very good players I play in club.
Moses Brown has a girl committed to Harvard and Princeton for lacrosse and a girl committed to Bryant for field hockey and multiple other good players.

Do you think the team will make tournament?/How far do you think you’ll make it?

Yes and probably at least to south sectionals.

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