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Waynesboro's Sara Gsell signs to play DI field hockey

Sara Gsell prides herself in being a three-sport athlete at Waynesboro.

But up until her senior year, the focus was on softball - but sometimes you get an offer you can't refuse.

Gsell has signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her athletic career playing Division I field hockey at Lock Haven University.

"I loved playing basketball, field hockey and softball, and I focused on softball for a while, but I love field hockey equally," Gsell said. "I started emailing around and I talked to (Lock Haven) coach (Pat) Rudy and she really liked that I was a three-sport athlete. When I went on my visit to Lock Haven, everything just seemed right and it seemed to fit me well academically and financially."

Gsell will major in elementary education and special education at Lock Haven, and said that was a big reason she chose to play field hockey in college, despite receiving Division II and III offers to play softball.

"Playing field hockey will work better with my major," Gsell said.

Although the Waynesboro field hockey team has struggled recently, Gsell said getting to play in the Mid Penn Colonial Division All-Star games helped her in the recruiting process.

"I'm definitely excited for the new experience and being able to play at a higher level," Gsell said. "And I'm looking forward to the college experience and to be a part of a sport that will be like my second family."

Lock Haven is a Division I program that competes in the Atlantic 10 Conference.