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Trombetta named All-American

KATIE TROMBETTA Sachem East, Midfielder, So. Described by

Sachem East, Midfielder, So.
Described by coaches as “a phenom” and “the total package,” Trombetta had 28 points and led Sachem East to its first Class A state title. The 10th-grader is already a two-time All-Long Island and All-Region selection. Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Sachem East midfielder Katie Trombetta was named a third-team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, which released its selections today.

Trombetta, who last week had been selected to the NFHCA's All-Region team, led the Flaming Arrows to a Class A state championship last month and was among Long Island's top scorers with 28 points.

Going into the 2009 season, Sachem East coach Tina Moon spoke excitedly about an eighth-grader up from junior varsity whom she all but guaranteed would become an elite player in a few years. "She had the height, the speed, stick skills, good game sense, she was smart and picked things up quickly," Moon said. "She had everything you'd want in a young player." Add to it, Trombetta's mother, Patty, played Division I field hockey at Michigan and coached at Harborfields.

Katie sped up the process and "eventually" was almost immediate as she broke out as a freshman and was first-team All-Long Islander. She took another step this season, as a sophomore, again receiving Newsday All-LI honors, and she now has her name stamped on the sport's national map.


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