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High school rivals make friends as Simmons Sharks


The Republican Journal, a newspaper covering Waldo County in Maine, has an article about two of Simmons' top field hockey players who used to be fierce rivals at competing high schools.

Renna Smith '14 attended Belfast Area High School and Monica Doucette '14 attended Camden Hills Regional High.

Anyone here from Maine who can attest to the rivalry?

After successful high school field hockey careers, both decided to put their competition aside and play for the Sharks. As teammates, the two women joined forces to make an immediate impact on the team.

When asked about her decision to play at Simmons, Renna said:

"It made my transition from high school to college way easier and way better than people that didn't play a sport," said Smith. "From the second I stepped onto campus at Simmons College I had 20 automatic friends, most of which were upperclassmen and had already been to Simmons for one or two years. I had a coach, an assistant coach, an athletic director and an athletic trainer that I could go to if I needed something. So there was that support system that I already had that a lot of girls didn't already have."

That kind of support came in handy when she was unexpectedly asked to be the team's goalie -- a position she had never played!

Read more about Renna, Monica, and Simmons' field hockey team in Swimming with Sharks: Smith, Doucette excel at Simmons.

(Photo courtesy of Monica Doucette via Village Soup)

Posted by Amanda Voodre
Topics: athletics

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