Below are the links when I was named a player of the week. One of the links also is from when I got nominated for being one of the best goalies in the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference during the 2016-2017 (Sophomore year). The links go in order from my sophomore year to my junior year.
Recently an article came out on NJ.com for goalkeepers to watch for the 2018 season and my name along with a brief summary of last season's accomplishments. Look for Bridget Kenny, Hackettstown, Sr.
I would like to be recruited to play sports in college because I am passionate for the sport and am always willing to put the hard work in to succeed. I am not afraid to be criticized and am always willing to take comments if it will help me improve. I also want to play field hockey in college because I enjoy being apart of a team with people who share the same passion for field hockey as I do.
One way that I am a leader on the field is that I am a vocal person. For being a goalkeeper for five years, it has taught me that you cannot be afraid to tell others what to do or where to go on the field. I am not afraid to tell my teammates where to go on the field as it is my priority to not let any goals in or as few as possible. Goalies see everything that goes on and are the eyes of the field and team as they can tell other field players to block a player or go to the ball. Having a loud voice is important and can be the difference between winning a game and losing a game
One way that I am a leader off the field is that I volunteer coach in the summer as well as ref field hockey games. For the past two years, I have volunteered my August nights to help coach other goalies for the rec league in the area. I mainly work with the 5-8 teams who have goalies and I teach them drills and techniques that I was taught when I was in their position. My hope for the goalies that I helped is that I have helped them gain more knowledge of the position and that I have encouraged them to continue the sport in high school. As mentioned before, I started to ref field hockey games for the rec league. I mainly ref the 2-4 grade teams and I enjoy doing it because it brings back memories to when I was in the 2-4 league and how much since then I have grown to love the sport. I hope to continue to ref field hockey games throughout college.
In the summer before preseason, I usually try to run about 1 - 1.5 miles per day to get ready for what is to come in August for preseason. I go to the nonmandatory summer practices that my coaches have to gain more practice experience and training before August as well. During the season, I try to stick to a healthy diet, usually eating fruit and a protein bar for lunch on game days at school, as well as not eat too much junk food and sugary foods overall during both preseason and season. I don't smoke, drink, vape as I know that not only am I harming my body, there is no point in doing so if I am an athletic as all of those things can slow down/decrease my performance.
I am involved in my church's youth group as well as volunteer my time over the summer at summer programs for elementary school students held at the local elementary school. It is important for me to volunteer and to continue with it because I enjoy knowing that I am doing something good for others and I hope that my actions will inspire younger kids to pursue volunteer work when they are older.
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