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October 10, 2013

Catching up with ... Govs field hockey player Sarah Dupere

Amesbury native Sarah Dupere is in the midst of her fourth season as a starter on The Governor’s Academy field hockey team. This season, the senior ranks second on the Govs (3-4-1) with three goals.

For the past three springs, Dupere has been the ace for the Govs softball team. Over three seasons, she has pitched the Govs to a cumulative record of 48-6 with three Independent School League titles. Last spring, the Govs had their first undefeated season in Dupere’s tenure.

Dupere answered a few questions for The Daily News yesterday afternoon.

How is your field hockey season going?

“I think we’ve been doing a lot better than people expected. Our team is the most athletic we’ve had since I’ve been here. We don’t have many field hockey players, but we have athletes, and I think that’s showed.”

Have you been happy with your own play?

“I think we need to work on our offense, finishing in the circle. One of our top scorers, Elena Driscoll, is out with an injury. When she gets back, that will help.”

How has it been different taking the field as one of the older players?

“It’s really different being an upperclassman. I always try to be a leader on the field, but being a senior is so much better. The younger kids look up to you.”

What’s the best thing about The Governor’s Academy?

“I love the sense of small community. Everybody knows everybody. I love all of the challenging classes. I love being on the sports teams. It’s something I couldn’t experience anywhere else.”

Are you a day student, or do you board on campus?

“I’m a day student. It’s 15 minutes away, so I drive to school.”

Have you decided on a school for next year?

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