With Leopard alum Amanda Magadan starting for the US Team, Leopard fans and alums were not in short supply at Spooky Nook, home for US Field Hockey on Saturday. The US gave Germany all it could handle on the field as the crowd of over 4500 fans cheered for their country with all the enthusiasm it could muster, and Amanda’s former teammates were behind her at every moment during the 2-3 loss against the number 5 ranked team in the world, Germany.
The game had all the atmosphere of an Olympic contest, national anthems, cheering fans and great hockey. The Leopards in attendance, Brittany Blass, Meg Lillis, Aliza Furneaux and Theresa Delahanty did not hold back as their friend and teammate gave her all on the field.
It was almost like old times as our alums were joined by Lori Lillis, my wife Pam. the Delahanty’s, Peggy Furneaux, and Silvia and Aldo Magadan also engaged in the festivities. All that was missing was the. pre and post game tailgates.
It was time for a little catch up as the alums explained where they are now. Brittany has accepted a job with a hospital in Minnesota in the critical care unit as a Physician’s Assistant. Meg Lillis is in DC as is Aliza who just finished her masters and is working for the EPA. The most recent graduate, Theresa Delahanty is decompressing while evaluating job applications after receiving her degree in Mechanical Engineering, All four young women still play a little hockey on a club team and agreed to get together to play in the future.
Silvia Magadan is Amanda’s number one fan ( easy to guess in her game day garb)! She will be traveling to Chilie to watch the Pan Am games and has volunteered to work with the team.