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An Interview with Hockey's Casey Sheehy

Robert Emerson, Staff Columnist

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By Robert Emerson

Staff Columnist

Interview with Casey Sheehy

Lowell,MA-Fan sections are a commodity at any given high school athletic event. Most notably fan sections include football, basketball, and anytime a team enters a deep playoff run. But the unsung hero of these fan sections is hockey. Hockey, although one of the world’s most popular sports, is, sadly, forgotten by most high school students.

The hockey games provide a certain entertainment that you don’t find at most sporting events. The ringleader of the scrappy Lowell High School (LHS) hockey team is captain Casey Sheehy. Casey is a 3 season athlete, a staple at distance running in the fall and spring and a captain of the hockey team in between.

In the bleachers of the LHSl gym where Casey rarely goes for athletic events,we talked a little about sports. In a pair of Lowell hockey sweats and a cardinal red jacket, Casey reflected on how his athletic career has had an impact on himself.

When asked about if he thought the team was performing to its fullest potential this year, he said “although we had better teams in the past, this team is young.”

The captain talks about how the team has overcome difficulties throughout the season.

“We had some slack on the mental preparedness, but there’s still a little level of success we’re trying to get to,” he continues.

Casey believes that the team should be ready for the future.

“We have 10 seniors this year, compared to the one we had last year. Although the seniors take up a bulk of playing time, the underclassmen should be ready. Next year, there’ll be big shoes to fill, and I think they’ll fit perfectly.”

Casey knows the hardships of leadership.  He compares his hockey captainship to his role as [co-captain?] part of a much larger cross country team.

“…We had a lot of seniors in cross country, but here [the hockey team], it’s just me. I have to make sure they’re prepared to go,” he explained referring to his departure and next year’s team readiness.

But he said it gets easier. Like cross country, he has the seniors by his side ready to help him.

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