Delaware high school Athlete of the Week Nov. 12: Tressie Windsor

Delaware high school Athlete of the Week Nov. 12: Tressie Windsor

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Delaware high school Athlete of the Week Nov. 12: Tressie Windsor

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TRESSIE WINDSOR

Senior * Delmar * field hockey

Made three saves on Saturday as Delmar edged Wilmington Friends 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the DIAA Field Hockey Tournament.THE WEEK:

The third-seeded Wildcats trailed 1-0 with 13 minutes remaining, but Booter Ellis and Paige Twilley-Webster scored to push Delmar into the semifinals against second-seeded Tatnall at 6 p.m. Thursday at Dover High. “I don’t think any one of the players on our team was ready to go home,” Windsor said. “We weren’t ready for it to end in the quarterfinals. We’re pretty set on winning the state championship.”THE COMEBACK:

Windsor is one of 10 seniors on the Delmar roster. The Wildcats have lost to Cape Henlopen in the last two state finals. “With 10 of us, we all know what it’s like to have been in the state championship,” Windsor said. “The third time’s a charm, you know. It’s our last shot.”THE GOAL:

Windsor isn’t shy about coming out of the cage and diving to make a save. “I feel like if I’m not aggressive, then it’s way easier for anyone to score on me,” she said. “If I’m not aggressive, then they can just take any shot they want. If I’m aggressive and go out to them, they don’t necessarily have the chance to maybe take as many shots.”THE ASSERTIVENESS:

Windsor credits defenders Tessa Jarvis, Mackenzie Kowalski and Kyra Webb for keeping many of the opponents’ shots from reaching her.THE TEAMMATES:

Windsor played in the field as a freshman, but Delmar coach Jodi Hollamon encouraged her to try goalkeeping. “I saw something in her, a natural instinct, that I thought maybe she could transfer to the goal cage,” Hollamon said. “She has definitely done that.”THE COACH SAYS:

“I like the sciences, like biology and chemistry,” Windsor said. “I want to go into the medical field, so it kind of all comes full circle.”THE CLASSROOM:

Windsor will continue her field hockey career at Salisbury University, where Hollamon believes she will thrive. “She has turned into a tremendous keeper, and she’s still really raw,” the coach said. “When you think about it, she put the pads on in the summer going into her 10th-grade year. She still has a long way to go.”THE FUTURE:

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