Girls Varsity Field Hockey · Westmoreland Athlete of the Week: Samantha Doherty


Samantha Doherty

School: Penn-Trafford

Sport: Field hockey

Class: Junior

Claim to fame: Doherty, who made 172 saves this season, earned a shutout to lead Penn-Trafford to a 2-0 win over Latrobe in the WPIAL Class AA championship at Fox Chapel on Oct. 30. Doherty, who finished with a 0.78 save percentage, allowed four goals in the 9-1 loss against Twin Valley in the first round of the PIAA playoffs Nov. 6.

“I think we had a really good season. The girls all tried really hard since we had a lot of new varsity players. They were sophomores and did really well,” Doherty said.

How does it feel to win your third WPIAL title?

That makes me really happy. I hope we can win one next year so I can leave high school with four medals.