Girl’s hockey team skates towards success

Katelyn DeAgro

Winter season is in full swing and the girls’ hockey team is back, ready to earn a winning record.

Last year was a rebuilding year for the team. But this year, it has strong leadership from captains Meg Fay ’15 and Cassie Miolene ’15. There are also several promising new players, among them Erin McGroarty ’18 and Steph Walsh ’18.

“This year we are poised for a breakout season,” goaltender Claire Parry ’17 said. For Parry this means she has a strong defensive unit giving the team a chance to win in every game. “It is going to be an exciting season,” Parry said.

The girls on the team, new and returning, are excited to be back on the ice and have hopes to represent Staples at State Championships.
According to Emily Porter ’17, the team works well together and has a sense of camaraderie.

Erin McGroarty ’18 agrees. “Everyone on the team is so nice and accepting. I already feel like I have made some great friends,” McGroarty said. “Plus, it’s so fun so we always have a good time.”

So far the training has worked. With success in the early portion of the season, the team has big goals for the year.

“We have set big goals for this year: a winning record and qualifying for FCIAC and States,” Parry said.