The field hockey roster of the Fighting Irish at the Academy of Notre Dame in Radnor is an anomaly, writes Terry Toohey for the Daily Times.
There are six sets of siblings on the varsity roster. Of the 21 players, 12, or 57 percent, are sisters, including one set of twins.
“I never had anything like it,” Notre Dame coach Adele Williams said. “I think the most (siblings) I ever had was two (sets). This is a completely different level. Thank goodness there’s only one set of twins.”
That’s twin seniors Aly and Kyra Maguire. Then there’s senior Brennan Czajkowski and her sister, Reese, a junior; senior Sydney Dalton and her sophomore sister Riley, senior Chloe McCloskey and junior Mia McCloskey, Michigan-bound junior Saylor Milone and her freshman sister, Reese.
Finally, there’s the Seeger sisters, Maeve, a junior, and Maura, a freshman.
Aly Maguire, Chloe McCloskey, Sydney Dalton, and Maeve Seeger are team captains.
The sibling overload is helping the Notre Dame field hockey team. They are 14-5 overall, ranked ninth in Pennsylvania and 19th nationally.
“We have a big thing here at Notre Dame, sisterhood, and it shows on the field,” Maeve Seeger added.