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Aug. 8, 2015 — A video is worth a million words

I’d like to invite you to take a few minutes to watch WGAL’s mini-documentary on the U.S. women’s field hockey team. This is part 1, and this is part 2. A number of team members are interviewed in the story, as well as coaches and administrators.

But I think the opening scene speaks volumes about the ambition and focus of the team. The camera follows Katie and Julie Reinprecht watching the news of the Americans winning 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup over Japan.

The women on the field hockey the team may train in a practice bubble, aren’t in a metaphorical bubble unaware of what’s going on in the world at large. They know that American women have done extremely well in team sports in the Olympics and in other world-championship events — in basketball, ice hockey softball, soccer, lacrosse, and team gold in women’s gymnastics.

It’s the determination to equal these achievements that I see in the Reinprechts during this story.

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