2008-08-21 / News

Greene takes field hockey skills to Junior Olympics

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

Megan Greene took her field hockey skills to the Junior Olympics, which were held in Detroit, Michigan from July 27 to Aug. 2. Greene is also a member of the North Kingstown High School state champion field hockey team. Megan Greene took her field hockey skills to the Junior Olympics, which were held in Detroit, Michigan from July 27 to Aug. 2. Greene is also a member of the North Kingstown High School state champion field hockey team. Islander Megan Greene is wrapping up a busy summer and can now call herself a junior Olympian. Greene was a member of the field hockey team at the Junior Olympics held in Detroit, Michigan recently.

Greene has been participating in the Futures Program for the past two years. She practices with that team during the school year and then commits a week for a tournament in the summer. Greene was chosen to play in the National Futures Championship in Virginia this summer which includes regional teams from across the United States. From there she was selected to play on the Junior Olympic team.

In Greene's first season as a field hockey player, she made it to Virginia, but this was her first time making it to the Junior Olympics. It may sound like a busy schedule but Greene said, "it is not a lot of field hockey, it is just a lot of work getting there, but it was really fun."

Greene enjoyed meeting new people from across the country and all the players received equal playing time. "The Junior Olympics is actually a lot more laid back than Virginia because there are not any coaches there and you are not being picked for anything, so it is just fun to go play field hockey," Greene said.

Greene started playing field hockey in eighth grade when she attended a camp, then tried out for the high school team her freshman year. Last season she was a key player for the state champion North Kingstown High School field hockey team. She is entering her junior year and has already started pre-season practice. She said the team looks good and is looking forward to the upcoming season.

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