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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Field hockey team reaches national club tourney for second straight year

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Courtesy Claudia Colabella

Last year when the University of Rhode Island field hockey team earned a berth in the college club championship tournament, it was unprepared.

“Last year we did not expect to go, so we had to scramble to raise money to get to Virginia Beach,” said captain Claudia Colabella, a sophomore kinesiology major from Lindenhurst, N.Y.

“Two years in a row, we were ranked 13th (out of 88 teams at the end of the regular season), but we were definitely ready to make the trip this year,” said Julie Miezejeski, a senior kinesiology major from Ivoryton, Conn.“We didn’t even think it was possible last year.”

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