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Little sister grows into role of team leader

Updated: September 23, 2009, 10:48 AM ET
By Mike Grimala | ESPNRISE.com

Back in 2003, Laura Galopim thought her Weston (Mass.) field hockey team had a good chance of winning the state title. Galopim was coaching an experienced, well-balanced squad, and senior star Andrea Posa gave the Wildcats an added dimension.

When the team lost in the state finals for the second straight year, Galopim was disheartened. The program hadn't won a championship since 1980, and Posa was graduating and moving on.

What Galopim didn't know at the time, however, ...

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