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Loomis Chaffee coach fights through cancer

October 05, 2011|By LORI RILEY,, The Hartford Courant

WINDSOR — — Being diagnosed with breast cancer wasn’t going to stop Bobbi Moran from coaching the Loomis Chaffee field hockey team this fall.

But after she was in a moped accident in August — well, one of her friends felt like they had to have a little talk with her.

“It was about a month and a half ago, just before preseason started,” Moran said. “I was laying in bed, I couldn’t really move anything. She was like, ‘Bobbi, enough already, you’ve got to slow down. Please, please take it easy. Take a leave of absence.’ ”

“I thought, ‘OK, but I don’t want to give up field hockey. These kids, I love these kids. They make me so happy. Is there a way I can do this, just the coaching thing, but not the work thing?’ ”

That is one tough coach. No way that there are any players complaining about running sprints.


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Phillips Andover grad a two-sport star at Harvard

From, written by Michael Muldoon

The academics at Harvard obviously can be daunting.

But sophomore Kyleigh Keating of Windham still finds time to play two Division 1 sports.

She played lacrosse last spring, scoring two goals from her midfield position, and added field hockey this fall.

“I just want to be go, go, go all the time,” explained the Phillips Andover grad, who was an Eagle-Tribune All-Star in both sports.

“For me, it works really well. The way I look at it, I get to play games year-round while others only get to play half a year.”

What may be a bit surprising is how well she’s done in field hockey. Heading into the weekend, she had three goals, tied for second most for the 7-0-2 Crimson.

“It’s kind of surprising,” she admitted.

“But I had one season under my belt at the Division 1 level and it was a pretty successful one. Though my stick skills suffered from having taken basically two years off, I had already been in intense practices and the pressure of Division 1 games.”

Coach Sue Caples told the Harvard Crimson student newspaper,

“It takes an exceptional person and an exceptional athlete to be a two-sport athlete … and be a student at Harvard. … I was convinced that she had been playing field hockey for the past two years. She looked like she hadn’t missed a beat.”

Most people would be doing well to go to Harvard. Even fewer people can go to Harvard and play a DI sport. Keating goes to Harvard and just owns two sports. Very nicely done!

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