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November 15, 2012

Beverly star Woods headed to Field Hockey National Festival in Florida

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“It’s going to be so much fun, but we’ll also be very busy with two games a day. My mother (Betsy) is going with me. We’ll all stay in the same hotel, and they’re going to have a big turkey dinner for us because the festival opens on Thanksgiving and goes for four days.”

Feole told the players to get in top shape by practicing dribbling and shooting on a field this week, Woods said. Going for runs was also recommended.

“Running isn’t my favorite thing, but I’ll do it,” Woods said. “There are going to be tons of college scouts there, at least one from each school, so I want to play well. I’ve been getting emails from some saying they’ll be at the festival.”

Woods, who has been starting at Beverly High since her freshman year, had 10 goals and 21 assists for the Panthers, who were the No. 1 seed in the Division 1 North state playoffs. She plans to go to the New England Premier Showcase at UNH again this summer.

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