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Sports

7 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2007

The Herald

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Brittney Paye By Nathaniel Peters-Kroll It will be hard to top the 184 record and NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal appearance that the William Smith field hockey team accomplished last year, but senior midfielder Brittney Paye has high hopes for the young, hardworking team. The offense, which lost nearly all of its production from last year, is being replaced by eager green underclassmen. With ten first-years joining the veterans, Paye believes that the team will come together and repeat last season’s success. “The underclassmen are all devoted,

hardworking, and filled with talent,” asserted Paye recently. Even if the offense struggles at points throughout the season, the suffocating defense from last year is still almost fully intact. The exceptional defense returns five out of six of its starters, pacing the ninth-ranked Herons to a 2-0 start this season. As long as the offense can produce, the team is sure to be the class of the Liberty League and make a run in the NCAA Division III Tournament. As for Paye, the senior student-athlete standout from Clinton, New York is obviously ready for the promising season and her life after

college. The Anthropology major and Child Advocacy minor wants to work for foundations brainstorming and designing programs that allow giving opportunities for underprivileged kids to grow and mature. For the time being, however, the senior Heron is concentrating on the 2007 field hockey season. It is inevitable that the team will endure obstacles, but with strong leaders like Paye, the Herons are certain to overcome them this fall.

HWS Athletics Events on Campus This Weekend

Saturday, September 15 William Smith Field Hockey vs. Oberlin (Heron Invitational), 10 a.m. William Smith Cross Country (Hobart Invitational), 10:30 a.m. Hobart Cross Country (Hobart Invitational), 12 p.m. Hobart Football vs. Carnegie Mellon, 1 p.m. William Smith Golf (William Smith Tournament), 1 p.m. Hobart Soccer vs. University of Rochester, 2 p.m.

Sunday, September 16 William Smith Field Hockey vs. Susquehanna (Heron Invitational), 2 p.m. William Smith Golf (William Smith Tournament), 10 a.m.

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