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Shrewsbury – Regina Wilson's final regular season collegiate hockey game was a home contest of sorts, as the Shrewsbury native and her University of Southern Maine teammates traveled to Worcester Feb. 21 to take on the College of the Holy Cross women's hockey team at the Hart Center in Worcester.
Southern Maine took a onegoal, third-period lead, but Holy Cross scored three unanswered goals and defeated the Huskies, 3-1. Southern Maine fell to 13- 8-4 with the loss, while Holy Cross improved to 22-2-1 with the win.
"I'm trying not to be sad," Regina said. "I know this will be the end of my competitive hockey career, but I know I'll still play in women's leagues and men's leagues because I love the game so much. I'm trying to focus on how much fun the game has brought me, not that my college career is coming to an end."
Regina started playing hockey when she was 5 years old, a direct result of the fact that her three older brothers – Paulie, now 32, Jeremy, 28, and Michael, 25 – all played. Paulie played at Shrewsbury High while Jeremy and Michael both played at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham. Jeremy went on to play collegiately at Merrimack, Michael at Franklin Pierce.
As for the 22-year-old Regina, the youngest of the five Wilson children born to Cynthia and Paul (Regina also has a 31-yearold sister, Katrina), she played as a freshman and for part of her sophomore season at Shrewsbury High before transferring to Proctor Academy in Andover, N.H., and then matriculating to Southern Maine.
In addition to being a four-year letter-winner in hockey for the Huskies and a captain this season, Regina was a four-year letterwinner on the women's soccer team as well.
Regina recently changed her major to health fitness, a switch that will require an extra year academically at Southern Maine, even though her soccer and hockey eligibility has been exhausted.
"I'm planning on going out for the tennis and softball teams next year just to be doing something," Regina said. "I don't want to just sit around and do nothing."
LL baseball, softball tryout
The Westboro Little League will hold tryouts for all 9- to 12-yearold baseball players who were not already on a major team in 2008, Saturday March 7 in the Mill Pond School gymnasium.
Nine-year-olds with a last name beginning between the letters A-D, 9 a.m.; E-K, 9:30 a.m.; L-R, 10 a.m.; S-Z, 10:30 a.m.
Ten-year-olds A-F, 11 a.m.; G-N, 11:30 a.m.; O-Z, noon.
Eleven-year-olds A-F, 1 p.m.; G-N, 1:30 p.m.; O-Z, 2 p.m.
All 12-year-olds will try out at 2:30 p.m.
Players and families interested in playing in the league this year but who have not yet registered can do so by logging onto www. westborolittleleague.com.
Tryouts for all softball players in grades 3-8 will be held Sunday March 8 at the Mill Pond School gymnasium.
Third-graders, 11 a.m.-noon; fourth-graders, 12:15-1:15 p.m.; fifth-graders 1:30-2:30 p.m.; sixth-graders 2:45-3:45 p.m.; and seventh- and eighth-graders 4-5 p.m.
Players and families interested in playing in the league this year but who have not yet registered can do so by logging onto www.westborolittleleague.com.
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