Arapahoe veteran hockey player loves her sport

Brynn Dzengelewski from Arapahoe High School has been playing field hockey for a long time.

“I’ve been playing field hockey since sixth grade,” she said. “Most Colorado players don’t start until high school, so I was the youngest on my team for a few years.”

It is paid. The senior was an all-state first-team selection last year. She earned letters in each of her years at AHS. She was a member of the United States national field hockey team. She’s a team captain this year and she’s starting the recruiting process to play in college.

“I was looking for a new sport. I went to a camp and thought it was interesting and unique,” ​​she said. “So I kept playing and fell in love with field hockey. I played a lot of sports growing up, including soccer, golf, tennis, and gymnastics.

As is the case with many team sports, Dzengelewski spends a lot of time on his game.

“I have to travel for out-of-state tournaments because there aren’t many opportunities to play in Colorado,” she said. : I miss a lot of school and hanging out with friends, but I still maintained good grades and relationships with my friends.

In 10 games this season, the Warriors have won six and tied two. Dzengelewski led the team in scoring with 11 goals and eight assists.

“The season is going much better than I expected, considering that 12 players graduated last year,” she said. “Our team is ranked fourth in the state. I lead my team with goals and assists. In the state, I’m first in assists, second in goals and second in points.

With all of this for her team, Dzengelewski said there was one thing that surprised her.

“We bonded Regis,” she said. “They were the two-time returning champions, so this tie was pretty exciting.”

University recruitment is underway.

“I’m going to go out of state to go to college because there are no college field hockey opportunities in Colorado,” she said. “Field hockey has taught me that I can try new things, not be afraid to make mistakes and if you put in the time and work you can succeed.”

Dzengelewski and the rest of the Warriors travel to Poudre for a contest at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11.

“The field hockey community in Colorado is very small, but it’s been great for me,” she said. “I owe so many coaches in the state so much. I wouldn’t be the player I am today without them.

Arapahoe High School,

Field Hockey at Arapahoe High School,

Brynn Dzengelewski

Catherine J. Martinez