Spotlight: Mercy’s Gabrielle Micallef wins Favorite Field Hockey Goalie

Gabi scoops up a 4Frenzy Fall Fan Choice Award

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Mercy High SchoolGabrielle Micallef

  • Favorite Subject: Sports Medicine
  • Favorite School Lunch: Sub Sandwich Bar
  • Favorite Artist: Tyler the Creator
  • Role Model: Taylor Swift
  • Favorite Famous Person to Spend the Day With: Billie Eilish

Junior Gabrielle Micallef, Gabi for short, says that field hockey is more than just a sport to her -- it’s more like a family. Her Mercy High School Field Hockey family took home many of our 4Frenzy Fan Choice Awards this season, including Gabi with her win for Favorite Goalie in the Field Hockey category.

Not One to Be Undercut

Gabi says that field hockey is great way to make friends, and her advice to players is not to be afraid to look for other opportunities to play if your school doesn’t have a team. Field Hockey is a relatively new sport to Michigan, but more and more high schools are adding it to their roster in recent years.

When it comes to field hockey, Gabi is very serious, but she still has a blast. While she plays field hockey all year round on the Pinnacle Travel Field Hockey Team, she says that when she is on her home field her team is “crazy, energetic, and supportive”.

“Our coach, Coach Sikora, she’s amazing at being a mom to us.” Gabi tells us that the coach also takes note of their fun attitudes, “It’s funny because she’ll call us cats sometimes because we’re all messing around. But we get the job done.”