PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Three local field hockey standouts are headed to College Park, Maryland this coming weekend to take part in the 2010 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game.
Drexel forwards Christina Mastropaolo and Susan Ciufo and Temple goaltender Sarah Dalrymple are among the 38 players from around the country chosen to take part in this annual event.
Mastropaolo is the CAA Player of the Year and she is looking forward to heading to Maryland:
“I feel honored to represent Drexel. So I’m not just happy to get one more chance to play as a Drexel Dragons, just the honor of that opportunity is something I’m very, very thankful for.”
Listen to the entire interview with Christina Mastropaolo.
Ciufo scored 13 goals this past season, and she is thrilled about getting this opportunity to play with some of the country’s best players:
“For me it’s another chance to play competitively. I think it is something that we (Ciufo and Mastropaolo) are really proud of that we were chosen for this and being able to go there and represent Drexel. Drexel is an up and coming school and it’s only going to get better from here.”
Listen to the entire interview with Susan Ciufo.
Dalrymple started all 21 games for Temple this season, stopping 73% of the shots she faced with a 1.63 GAA. So what does she think makes her a good goalie?
“I would say that the biggest thing that helps me out is just knowledge of the game and knowledge of all the positions on the field and not just my own. I’m able to not only help my defense, but also I’m able to read the attacking side of it as well.”
Listen to the entire interview with Sarah Dalrymple.
The NFHCA Division I Senior Game will be held Saturday, November 20th.
Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio