Field Hockey

Fun Facts: New Canaan’s Shawna Ferraro

New Canaan’s Shawna Ferraro prepares to score the winning goal in the season opener against Darien. (Dylan Goodman)

(Fun Facts, where we find out more about FCIAC athletes, was a regular feature on The Ruden Report Overtime newsletter. Until we start publishing the newsletter again, we are going to move it here to the site.)

A new Fun Facts with New Canaan’s Shawna Ferraro, who is also our first Ruden Report-Fairfield County Bank Female Player of the Week

What are some activities you like to do when you’re not playing field hockey? Besides playing field hockey I also run and do a lot of long distance. I also love to bake and cook and I help to coach the youth program for field hockey, which I love to do.

Where is your favorite place to eat in New Canaan? My favorite place to eat in NC is Rosie’s and I always get the same thing every time, which is a cheese quesadilla and fries. 

— What is a song that your team or you like to listen to on the bus or before a game? My favorite warm-up song before games is Pompeii (Audien Remix). It’s SUCH a good pump-up song. One song my team really likes to listen to is T-shirt (remix) by Migos!

— What do you typically do before a game to prepare? Before a game I usually always have a big pregame meal and for every game I wear a different color wristband for good luck. 

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— What are some goals you have for your team this year? Since I’m not sure if this year they are having states or FCIACs, a goal our team has is to not lose any games and to have a really successful season. If there are FCIACs and states then our goal would be to this year hopefully win one of those.

— When did you begin playing field hockey? I began playing field hockey in fifth grade and I did the youth program from 5th to 8th for New Canaan and in 8th grade I started club field hockey for AGH.

— What is one strength you think your team has this year? This year our team has a very athletic and motivated team and we all work together very well and communicate throughout the field.

— Jackie Siegel