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Balancing work and school
February 22, 2024

Dynamic Duo: Morgann Orobono

Photo courtesy of Orobono.
Photo courtesy of Orobono.

Described by her teammates as a supportive and persistent player, Morgann Orobono’s love for her sport has allowed her to excel in her craft. Orbono’s recognition as a player so young- only in her sophomore year-  is thanks to her dedication and hard working attitude. 

Orobono, who has been playing field hockey since she was only five years old, fell in love with the sport through influence from her sister, saying, “I did play soccer, softball and lacrosse, but ultimately found my love for field hockey because of all the time I spent watching my sister and her teammates [play].” 

Since then, her love for the sport has only grown, as she plans to play on a collegiate level one day. “Some of my dream schools are the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, Boston College and Wake Forest,” Orobono said, though her ultimate goal is to one day be named to the U.S. Women’s National Team. 

Orobono’s skill in her position as a centerback is what makes her a hard-to-miss player on the team. A centerback is a primarily defensive player.  Their role on the team is to defend the opposing team’s forward and keep the ball out of reach of the goalie. A centerback helps to push the ball up the field so the forwards can score.

 Teammate Emma Cari applauds Orobono’s defensive skill saying, “[She] picks up our team and plays a strong defensive role. She is able to persevere and work hard through tough moments on the field that really brings up the team’s energy. I think [she] does a great job pacing the defense and being the leader of our defensive unit.”

Talking about her connection with the team, Orobono says, “My coaches have been one of the biggest support systems throughout my career. They continue to push me to become the best player I can be. [And] my teammates are always there for me through all of it. Good or bad I know that I can count on my teammates to help me through it all! We are a family!”

She, however, seems to be reciprocating that family feel towards her teammates. About Orobono, teammate, Senior  Jordyn Poll says,  “She is an amazing person and friend on and off the field. I love seeing her in the halls at school and talk to her all the time. I picked her to be my ‘little sister’ because by being in the middle of the field together our relationship has grown stronger these past years.” 

“What I love most about the sport is being able to play with girls who share the same interests as me and who continue to push me to be the best I can be on and off the field,” Orobono shares, “One of my favorite game memories was playing Downingtown West and being able to play that game with my best friends and knowing how bad we all wanted to win that game before the game even started,” Orobono shares.

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