My family has been involved in sports for as long as I can remember. My early memories include my father, mother & brother (he's my twin) playing in the yard. Sometimes tag, sometimes football, sometimes basketball, sometimes baseball, or sometimes just swinging on the play set.
My mom was an athlete in college (field hockey at JMU) and my dad played sports in high school, so activity was how they grew up and loved sharing it with us.
My dad tells the story of how we were driving in Mt. Airy, MD (the town next to ours) and seeing curb signs that advertised Tee-Ball clinics for 3-4 year olds. He said that they were looking for inexpensive ways to get my brother & I active, so the spring after we turned three, we were learning how to run & turn left (running around bases), make bunny ears (how to hold a baseball), & use alligators (picking up ground balls). I am told that I liked picking clover more than my brother but I know this was the start of my path to being physically fit and, in some ways, playing field hockey.
From that first organized little league clinic our fate was sealed. We were destined to be a sports family. I have at some point been involved in soccer, swimming, springboard diving, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, softball, and of course field hockey. I started playing field hockey when I was 7. My mother was my first coach and eventually, a couple of years ago, the other sports faded into the past.
I have always loved being part of a team atmosphere and my parents have always said that being involved in sports is a family affair. I don't think there are more than a dozen times when I played in a game and neither of my parents where there. I would also guess that my whole family goes to 70-80% of the events that my brother and I play in. It is getting harder as we get older, but we also travel longer distances now in order to play tougher teams. I still like when the game day is finished and it's time to eat. We have a lot of fun at the dinner table and even though my dad sometimes likes to talk too much about the game, we usually find something that is more fun to talk about.
Being active, to me, is a lifestyle choice. I think it is one that I will continue to choose and I am happy I have had the chance to do it.
Paige Reese has committed to Towson University
2017 - A Season to Remember
I could not have scripted a better ending to my days playing high school field hockey. In my 66th and final game playing for Glenelg High School, our team captured the Maryland State 2A...
I am very excited to announce that I have verbally committed to continue playing field hockey at the collegiate level with Towson University! Coach Jackson has shown interest since 2015 and when...
First Game in the Books!
My team, the Glenelg Gladiators, opened the season with a win over the reining 4A champion South River on Tuesday 9/5/17. Here is the Baltimore Sun Article:...
Our Team is Ready!
Finally moving into my last High School season and we are very excited to begin. Our team has been conditioning all summer and we are working to pick up where we left off. The Baltimore Sun has...
U19 Howard Stampede Club Field Hockey Places 2nd at 2017 NIT
Paige Reese (2018) and the U19 Howard Stampede Club Field Hockey Team enjoyed their highest U19 NIT finish in club history on Feb. 26th. The team failed to qualify in 2015 but have been in...
In the News
Paige is interviewed with here friend Grace by the Baltimore Sun / Howard County Times. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/sports/91650436-132.html
Our Sports Family: Field Hockey, Baseball, Softball, Swimming, Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, & Diving
My family has been involved in sports for as long as I can remember. My early memories include my father, mother & brother (he's my twin) playing in the yard. Sometimes tag, sometimes football,...