|Lori Barletta 2
GENERAL/AT SIENA...Extremely hardworking and tireless player on the field who frequently sets the tone of the game for the Saints...Is expected to again start at midfield, contributing both in critical offensive and defensive situations...Possesses one of the strongest drives and long-hits on the team...Started nine of 14 games as a junior, recording one assist and eight shots...Will take penalty corners again this season, and anchor the Saints midfield...Spent much of sophomore season as a junior varsity coach in Briarcliff, N.Y. picking up the intricacies of the game...Played in 15 games as a freshman, starting four times on defense...
PERSONAL/BEFORE SIENA...Was selected All-State, All-Section and All-Elite as a senior at Mahopac...Recipient of Sportsmanship Award and named to the Honor Roll senior season as well...An English major at Siena who aspires to be a teacher...Chose Siena because of the "beautiful campus" and reputation...Daughter of Brian and Kathy Barletta...Born December 30, 1983 in White Plains.
How has field hockey changed you and what role has it played in your life?
Field Hockey has taught me what inner strength is all about, and for that I am grateful. I have learned that no matter what the circumstances are, on or off the field, the inner strength you need from being an athlete will help you get through anything. After playing this sport for 10 years I can say that through all the glory, pain and hard work I have learned some of life's greatest lessons.