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2000 - Michelle Dorscheid - Siena College

Michelle Dorscheid

Penfield, N.Y.

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GENERAL: A tri-captain this year, Dorscheid will be asked to lead the Saints’ defense…A versatile athlete with strong all-around skills...Has started 46 games in her first three seasons with the Saints...Last year she finished third on the team with six points (2G, 2 A) despite seeing the majority of her time on defense…She also notched a game-winning goal and tallied 12 shots…Selected Second Team All-NEC and NEC All-Academic as a junior (also All-Academic as a sophomore)…Prior to arriving at Siena, Dorscheid was a three-year starter at Penfield High School in Rochester, N.Y...She was named All-County and First Team All-State her senior year...She also ran track and played field hockey at Penfield...Her Sister Emily attended St. John Fisher College, and sister Annette went to Niagara University...A psychology major at Siena, Dorscheid would like to work in elementary education upon graduation...Recipient of the Linda Howlett Memorial Award and named team MVP and All-State in field hockey in high school...Came to Siena because of its Catholic tradition, small size and the friendly people...The daughter of Robert and Amy Dorsceid...Born October 15, 1981 in Rochester, N.Y.

Why I Play Field Hockey

I first picked up a field hockey stick in the fourth grade in my front yard. My two older sisters both played field hockey in school, so they taught me the rules at a young age. By the time tryouts arrived in 7th grade, I was at a higher skill level than the other girls. Field hockey has raised my self-esteem through the years, especially in middle school when I really needed it. I played volleyball and soccer as well in middle school, but nothing compared to field hockey. The type of people who played field hockey in my middle and high school teams were different from the soccer and volleyball teams. Unlike the soccer and volleyball teams, everyone was accepted and felt part of the team. I wouldn’t have made the friendships I did has I not played field hockey. Many people find the transition from high school to college very difficult. Coming to college for me was not a difficult transition at all, because I had friends even before most freshmen arrived. Playing field hockey allowed me an advantage in make friendships weeks before the rest of the freshmen class arrived.

Field hockey has obviously kept me in better shape then other students too. Such a healthy lifestyle will benefit me later in life as well. When I watch my teammates play field hockey it makes me want to play even more. The most addicting thing about field hockey is the sound of the stick hitting the ball. Not only on a shot but as well as a dribble. That sound makes me miss the game immediately and my desire to pick up a stick skyrockets.

That’s why I play field hockey.