Interview by Zoe D'Angelo Nomination & Photography by Debbie Gray - The Gray Senior Virginia
The Nomination: Abby is a rising 2020 senior at Poquson High School. She is an active member of the Key Club and her church. She plays field hockey for her school and her team was State Runner Ups last year. Abby is a hard worker and a great role model for her peers.
My field hockey career started when I was in first grade to stay in shape, but since then, field hockey has become so much more than just the exercise that I get from it. Field hockey has brought me so many opportunities to travel, to meet new people, and it has also brought me many challenges. As a goalie, I am the last line of defense for my team, and it also means that I am responsible for everything that happens on my side of the fifty-yard line.
While this job puts a lot of pressure on me, it has allowed me to develop my leadership and communication skills which I am able to apply to my daily life. I have been on many different teams, all with a diverse group of girls, who I am glad to call my friends, and I have also had many chances to share my knowledge of the sport with younger girls, so that they can work to excel in the sport that I love. While it has provided me with many opportunities, field hockey is a lot of work, and during high school season, it involves waking up at 5:30am and missing other outside opportunities, so that I can be the best goalie and leader that I can be.