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Parting Ways

May 3, 2012 Kelsey Damrad 0

With the 2012 spring semester coming to a close, departing senior athletes take one last glance at their colorful times spent competing on the SUNY New Paltz fields. One senior in particular reluctantly draws the blinds around her involvement on the Women’s Lacrosse team, laying her crosse down to rest. “I started playing lacrosse when I was in fourth grade,” fourth-year Captain Samantha DelGaudio said. “I came in my freshman year of college when the team was just being reinstated. It’s like my legacy.” Having grown up in Northport, Long Island, DelGaudio said she played Div. III all throughout high school, while the majority of the girls were Div. I. Lacrosse, she said, is a popular sport in her hometown and nearly everyone is involved on some level or another. While she admitted her high school coach had a tendency to make her cry on more than one occasion, SUNY New Paltz offered a unique experience in playing her favorite sport that kept her going. It’s something she said she will never take for granted. […]