Athlete of the Week – Paige Gladstone
SPORT: Field Hockey
YEAR: Second Year
HOMETOWN: Melville, New York
How Did You First Start Playing Field Hockey?
I actually started playing lacrosse first and then when I was going into sixth grade my parents thought I should play another sport in the fall season. My dad thought I should try field hockey because he thought it would be a lot like lacrosse.
Outside Of Field Hockey What Do You Like To Do?
When I’m not playing field hockey I like to spend my free time relaxing and hanging out with friends. It might sound kind of lame, but I also love playing board games or cards.
Who Are Your Biggest Role Models?
My biggest role models are definitely my parents. They inspire me to do my best and work hard and they call me out when I can do better.
Are You A Fan Of Any Professional Teams?
I am a proud New York Giants and New York Rangers fan.
Do You Have Any Superstitions?
I‘m not as superstitious as I used to be, but I do have a couple of songs that I have to listen to before a game to get me pumped up.
What’s Your Favorite Sports Memory?
My favorite sports memory was when our entire team rushed onto the field after beating Cortland in the SUNYAC Tournament for the fourth year in a row.
Do YOU Want To Be Athlete Of The Week?
Contact Michael Rosen at Rosenm2@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu