A year after helping the North Kingstown High School field hockey team to the state title, Annabel Lee and Kate Viera recently made their respective debuts at the collegiate level, with both throwing themselves headlong into a quest for more playing time.

Lee made the migration north to play for Franklin Pierce, which is currently 3-3 on the season after being shut out 2-0 by Adelphi on Sunday in the conference opener.

The former Skipper has appeared in every game thus far, coming off the bench in each contest with the exception of her debut, a 2-1 triumph over St. Thomas Aquinas on Aug. 31.

Partially as a result of her current status as a reserve, scoring chances have been few and far between for Lee, with her only shot to date coming last Tuesday against Merrimack as the Warriors picked up a 3-0 decision.

Further afield at Saint Francis, Viera has had little choice but to play the waiting game in terms of making a name for herself for the Red Flash, only playing in a pair of the team’s 10 games so far this fall.

The ex-Skipper by way of Moses Brown made one of those appearances in the team’s most recent contest on Sunday against Kent State, making a five-minute cameo toward the end of the opening half as Saint Francis dispatched the Golden Flashes 2-1.

The other occasion in which Viera logged minutes came on Labor Day in the consolation game of a tournament at Georgetown where Sacred Heart got the best of the Red Flash.


Ex-Mariner John Manocchia has appeared off the bench in all seven matches to date for the Emerson soccer team . . . Prout alumna Emily Angeli has played in every match for Connecticut College, which upped its record to 5-2 on the campaign via a 2-0 win over Colby on Sunday.

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