As part of our South Jersey high school field hockey coverage, we want to know a little bit more about some of the region’s players. Madison Morano, a senior midfielder for Eastern, talked over a variety of things with freelance reporter Daniel Spevak.
Madison Morano from Eastern High School
DS: How long have you been playing field hockey?
MM: My mom and my sister played so I think second grade was my first league. So pretty young.
DS: On a team like Eastern, you’ve obviously had a lot of success. What has been your favorite memory so far during your time playing with the team?
MM: My favorite memory was last year when we played Episcopal Academy. They were No. 2 in the nation and we just came out on fire and it was the best I’ve ever seen our team play of all my three and a half years.
DS: What are your personal goals for this season?
MM: My personal goals are I want to incorporate everyone on the field into the game and not just using one or two players. I want to be able to use everyone around me and work the ball up together.
DS: Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?
MM: No. I don’t really believe in superstitions.
DS: Which team in your conference do you think will be the toughest?
MM: I would say Shawnee. I think that they have a lot of talent and they can really come out on fire when they want to.
DS: When you head to Penn State next year, what will be your major?
MM: I am going into the business school.
DS: What do you like to do in your free time?
MM: i also play softball in the spring. I love the beach and I love my friends and family. I’m with them all the time.
DS: Favorite TV show?
MM: Game of Thrones
DS: Favorite movie?
DS: Favorite musical artist?
DS: This year you’re replacing Austyn Cuneo. How do you think that’s increased your role and how do you plan to make up for her loss?
MM: She’s a huge loss, so my role gets even bigger now and I’m just trying to, again, incorporate everyone because the only way that we’ll be able to do what she’s done in the past is by working together and doing it together.
DS: What’s your favorite thing about playing field hockey?
MM: I love the freedom it gives me. I just love how I don’t need to think. I just come out here and play.
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