Record-setter Kim Flacco looking forward to playing in college

Kim Flacco scored two goals on Tuesday to set the school record. MARC NARDUCCI / Staff
Kim Flacco scored two goals on Tuesday to set the school record. MARC NARDUCCI / Staff
Posted: October 15, 2012

Senior Kim Flacco set the Haddon Township school record for field hockey goals last week. She has been a four-year starter, and despite receiving extra defensive attention since her freshman year, Flacco has been a prolific scorer throughout her career.

She scored twice in Tuesday's 4-0 win over Haddonfield, giving her 79 career goals. Flacco had been tied with Bridget Settles with 77.

Question: So how does it feel to own the school record?

Answer: What was great was that it came over such a top program like Haddonfield and in a big win for us. I tried not to think about it, but it was pretty cool when it happened and I was congratulated by my teammates.

Q: How long have you been playing field hockey?

A: Since sixth grade. My cousin Steph played field hockey at Audubon, and my mom asked me to play, and I really liked it.

Q: Speaking of cousins, you have another one [Joe Flacco] who happens to be the starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens. It's probably not that difficult to guess what your favorite NFL team is.

A: I am a big-time Ravens fan. It's really cool watching them play on Sundays and rooting for them.

Q: How about your future plans?

A: I am looking forward to attending college, and I would like to play field hockey. It's a sport that I just love to play.

Q: What is the best part of being on the Haddon Township team?

A: Everybody gets along so well, and we just have such a good time together.

Q: You have three brothers. What has that been like from an athletic standpoint?

A: It is tortuous at times (laughing). We all get along and have a lot of fun, and they have helped me be aggressive in sports.

Q: Didn't it seem like it was just yesterday that you were a freshman, trying to find your way on the varsity field hockey team?

A: I really can't believe it, and I hate that it has gone so fast. I am looking forward to playing in college, but I have had so much fun playing in high school for Haddon Township.


Contact Marc Narducci at mnarducci@phillynews.com, or follow on Twitter @sjnard. Find his Rally columns at www.philly.com/narducci

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