Standout Star: Q & A With Senior Field Hockey Commit Reaghan Hicks

Reaghan Hicks in action for the Red Hawks.

Reaghan Hicks in action for the Red Hawks.

Cece Brisbois, Staff Writer

  • What school have you committed to?

I’ve committed to Endicott college, in Beverly MA for field hockey. 

  •  What has the journey been like to get here?

The journey has included lots of hard work and determination. I’ve had many obstacles in the way but I worked hard to overcome them, which I believe is very important. 

  • When did you start playing field hockey and what has it taught you over the years?

I started playing in fourth grade and it instantly brought me joy. It taught me to never give up on what you love because it will bring you happiness. I never gave up on field hockey and continued to play for seven more years, throughout middle and high school.

  • Do you have any pre game rituals?

Before every game I blast Hannah Montana to get hyped.  

  • What is your favorite part about playing your sport?

My favorite part is the satisfaction after a game. Even if we lose the game, I still feel so  proud that we worked as a team and tried our best. Teamwork is a major component of the game for me and what drives me to keep on playing. 

  • What do you hope to gain from continuing to play in college?

I hope to build more relationships with teammates and coaches in college and continue to play the sport I love for four more years. I want to sharpen my skills and continue to improve every time I play. 

  • What will you miss the most about playing here at Barnstable?

I will miss the feeling of wearing a high school jersey the most. I loved representing my school, Barnstable and showing that I belonged to this community. Everyone is so supportive and positive which will be missed very much as i move on to college. 

  • Is there something or someone that inspired your field hockey career? 

I was inspired to play field hockey because I began ice hockey in second grade so I figured field hockey was the same thing but just on a field. I started field hockey in fourth grade and my love for the game grew more every year.

  • What was the committing process like?

The committing process took a lot of thought but was very rewarding. I reached out to coaches and visited many schools to try to find a place that was right for me. I knew I wanted to go to Endicott right when I stepped foot on campus. Once I visited the campus, and met the coaches and players it made my decision to commit so much easier.


  • What advice would you give to people who just started playing field hockey?

To people just starting field hockey I would tell them that the work you put in is what you will get out of it. The best players I know are those that work hard for their success. It is worth all the effort and dedication when you reach your goals.