EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Sports

December 1, 2012

Around the Horn with Brooks soccer star Amelia Hulshult

She plans on trying to make her college team as a walk-on, but if that doesn’t work out, Amelia Hulshult certainly went out on top.

The senior from Salem posted three straight shutouts in the New England Prep A field hockey tourney to lead Brooks to the title.

Hulshult is following in the athletic footsteps of her parents. Her mother, Judy LaPlume Hulshult, smashed the area javelin record back in 1982 at Salem High with a 148-10 throw, which is 13 feet further than anyone else ever threw the old javelin. She was a second-team All-Big 10 field hockey player at Ohio State and is now a triathlete.

Her father, Dr. Eugene Hulshult, a dentist with a practice in Concord, N.H., was a scholarship football lineman for the Buckeyes.

Amelia talked about winning the New England title, playing freshman year with a broken finger and her love of abstract painting in this week’s Around the Horn.

What was it like winning the New England Prep A title? “It was awesome. It was a perfect ending to my four years at Brooks. My whole team rushed to me. You can’t describe it. It was awesome.”

Did you enjoy the pressure of an overtime game in the championship game? “It’s good. Our team does really well in high pressure situations. That last goal with 30 seconds left was a perfect way to end. Pressure just builds up, but then a giant sigh of relief.”

You must be pretty proud of three straight shutouts in the playoffs? “Shutouts are awesome. I think I had 13 this year. I can’t take all of the credit. My defense is tremendous. Emilie Klein has been with me all four years at center back.”

Were you always a goalie? “I came in as a goalie. Last year, so many people were hurt so I had to play in the field. It was very different. I’m glad I was back in net.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports

Local Sports Videos
Sports Videos
Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent First impressions of Giants' new up-tempo offense Athletic Gaines: Where LeSean McCoy, Kenjon Barner, and more prepare for NFL season Jack White's Cub Face How Emmanuel Mudiay Ended Up in China Sterling says he's not trying to block Clippers sale Selig: MLB 'more popular today than ever' Eli, Giants learning new offense Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Longhorns Coach Disses Texas With Compliment - @TheBuzzeronFOX How Will Wiggins Deal Impact Potential Love Trade? Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Dareus fails conditioning test, Watkins lifts spirits Clay Travis On Mettenberger Punch & "Dumbest Fanbase" - @TheBuzzeronFOX Bowlsby talks cheating in NCAA Kluwe: How can Tony Dungy advocate felons, not Michael Sam SNC Minute: Phils lose; Lee set to return Eagles less than a week away from training camp Could Cliff Lee's health affect trade value?
Boston Sports
Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child Who will Brady turn to if Gronk can’t stay healthy? Gronkowski cleared to participate in Patriots training camp Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent First impressions of Giants' new up-tempo offense Athletic Gaines: Where LeSean McCoy, Kenjon Barner, and more prepare for NFL season Shaughnessy: Dont count out the Sox just yet Blakely: Projecting the Celtics roster Daopolous: How will NFL cracking down on Defensive holding affect games? Jack White's Cub Face How Emmanuel Mudiay Ended Up in China Sterling says he's not trying to block Clippers sale Selig: MLB 'more popular today than ever' Eli, Giants learning new offense Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Longhorns Coach Disses Texas With Compliment - @TheBuzzeronFOX How Will Wiggins Deal Impact Potential Love Trade? Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Dareus fails conditioning test, Watkins lifts spirits Clay Travis On Mettenberger Punch & "Dumbest Fanbase" - @TheBuzzeronFOX