Chelsea Field Hockey Senior Maggie Cole first started playing field hockey in seventh grade and was a natural. It was like the athletic Cole was tailor made for the sport. She has excelled at it on all levels and has received much deserved recognition for it.
And this season was no different as she led her Chelsea team in goals and points scored helping lead her team to their first Division 1 regular season title and to the state championship game. And she didn’t do it alone as Chelsea had more players than any other school voted to the MHSFHA first team all state team, 4 players.
As well as being named Division 1 1st Team All-State, Cole was chosen for the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Midwest Region team for an unprecedented third time! For a young 18 year old that is a rare and outstanding achievement.
“I am so proud of myself for achieving this award for a third time,” Cole said. “It took lot of hard work, and I couldn’t have done this without my coaches, teammates, and my family. This selection was a good reminder to me that I am ready for college play at MSU, but I need to work even harder to put my stamp on the program.”
Cole was also chosen as Division 1 State Runner-Up, as well as the MVP of Chelsea Field Hockey. Cole will attend Michigan State University (MSU) in the Fall of 2016. On November 11th Cole signed her letter of intent. She will also be spending much of her spring and summer playing on travel field hockey teams.
Not only is Cole an overachiever on the field she is one off of it too as she has a 3.9 grade point average and is in National Honor Society (NHS). She also is the starting guard on the Chelsea basketball field. She spends what little free time she has at her job, doing homework, going to movies, and hanging out with her friends.
Cole is the daughter of Jennifer Tracht and Matt Cole, both of Chelsea. She has an older sister Mackenzie who attends MSU and also excelled at sports. She also has a twin sister, Meghan, who also excels at field hockey and will be playing in the Fall with her “older” sister at MSU.