Cougar of the Week: Maureen Coakley

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by Mai Hayshi
Scarlet Staff

Name: Maureen Coakley
Sport: Field Hockey
From: Worcester, MA
Position: Defense
Year: Senior

Photo by Mai Hayashi

Q. How long have you been playing field hockey?

A. I have been playing field hockey for 9 years. My cousin played field hockey, so I started playing when I was 12-years-old.

Q. What is the best thing about field hockey?

A. I love being part of the team, and it keeps me in good shape.

Q. The field hockey season is over. How did it go?

A. Unfortunately, we couldn’t make the playoffs this year. But I love the team, and the girls. They are personable and fun during practice and games.

Q. Do you have any memorable moments?

A. This year, we beat MIT for the first time! It was a home game and score was 4-1.

Q. What is your motivation for playing the sport?

A. All of my family plays sports, so I feel like I was born to play sports.