Fall Sports Captains

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Field hockey captain, senior Maureen Leitner, sweeps the ball up the field during a home game against Choate Rosemary Hall September 25. Courtesy of Rose Leitner

 

Field hockey captain, senior Maureen Leitner, sweeps the ball up the field during a home game against Choate Rosemary Hall September 25. Courtesy of Rose Leitner
Field hockey captain, senior Maureen Leitner, sweeps the ball up the field during a home game against Choate Rosemary Hall September 25.
Courtesy of Rose Leitner

Convent of the Sacred Heart fall sports team captains are putting work and sweat into leading their teams to victory this season. The captains are working to not only get their teams up to par physically, but also mentally.
Crew captains, senior Marissa Licursi and senior Regina Ferarra both began rowing as freshmen. What Marissa values the most about her team is the bond she shares with each member.  They are all working on their own techniques, while  building a close knit crew community.
“We respect one another and have gotten to know one another really well.  I couldn’t be more proud to lead such a loving team of rowers,” Marissa said.
In addition to the team’s approach to creating a family atmosphere, the captains also hope that the team can work together and “push themselves to their limits,” Regina said.
With her experience as a captain, Regina has learned to have patience with her teammates. She offers advice to next year’s captains and suggests that they do not let the pressures of rowing stress them out. She also encourages them to sustain a positive attitude. Regina hopes to pursue her love for crew in college.
“Over the past three years I’ve realized I love being out on the water, so I’m sure I would miss it,” Regina said.
Volleyball co-captains, senior Bianca Chiappelloni and senior Maggie Ellison are also focused on their team’s unity. Ever since they joined  the varsity volleyball team their freshman year, the two have strived to compete at a high level while still having fun.
They get this attitude from their team mantra, “each point is the best point ever,” Maggie  said.
Field hockey captain, senior Maureen Leitner, better known as Mo, has been playing field hockey for eight consecutive years. Although she loves field hockey, Mo is primarily focused on her lacrosse career. She plans on playing at the University of Pennsylvania next spring.
Mo aims to focus on the team’s goals this season. These include, “finishing in the circle, treating everyday like game day, setting the tone from the start, and playing as one unit,” Mo said. “All of these goals will help us accomplish all the great things we are capable of achieving.”
Senior Colleen O’Neill,  varsity soccer captain, has played the sport for 11 years.  As a dedicated athlete, Colleen also plays basketball and lacrosse. Although she thinks her team could improve on their communication and passion on the field, she is very proud of the chemistry her team has developed.
This year’s fall captains are utilizing their dedication and passion for their sport to help inspire their fellow teammates.
– Cheyann Greirson, Staff Writer