|Angie Mead 5
GENERAL: Mead has seen playing time both as a forward and midfielder in her first three years with the Saints and this season she figures to be a major part of the Saints? attack...Her versatility and stick skills give the team depth at a variety of areas...She is a strong physical presence who is willing to sacrifice her body for the good of the team...Last year, she saw action in all 17 games recording one assist?Prior to arriving at Siena, Mead played at North Warren High School where she was also a member of the basketball and softball teams...A Capital Region Second-Team All-Star selection following as a senior?Twin sister Erin is also a forward and four-year starter for the Saints...Recipient of the Irus Heonis memorial scholarship for excellence in athletics and academics?Twice selected best defender on team...Overcame a skiing accident in which she broke several bones and was forced to have her jaw wired shut in high school...The daughter of Stuart and Cindy Mead...Born September 10, 1982 in Glens Falls.
Why I Play Field Hockey
I play Siena field hockey for the love of the game. After graduating high school, I just could not imagine not playing sports anymore. I always wanted to be involved in high school so I enjoyed softball in the spring, and played basketball in the winter--because it was either that or cheerleading.
Field hockey, however, was the sport I enjoyed most, and the one in which we had the most wins ? by far. I?ve also found I?m very compatible with other field hockey players. My best friends also play field hockey, including my two best friends from home?three if you count (my twin sister) Erin. I don?t think it?s a coincidence; it?s more of a bond.
The sport of field hockey requires immeasurable hard work and devotion. It?s a finesse game requiring intelligent, precise actions. I love the physical nature of field hockey, but would enjoy it even more if physical contact were allowed. I also love to see progress. I feel my individual, and our team skills have improved greatly since I arrived at Siena. There is no greater reward than seeing hard work payoff.
I play Siena field hockey because I love it ? and I love to win.