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one of the awesome 11 players playing field hockey. very brave and courageous for let those rock hard balls fly at her. and no it is not just about stopping the ball it is about breaking the other teams confidence level. Definatly one of the coolest players on the field but she also realizes that she could not do it without her team mates and at the end of the game the teammates should run to he so that she is part of it. She out of all the players deserves the most respect she has one of the hardest jobs. when the goalie closes her eyes she sees the ball go into goal when a field player closes their eyes they just see the ball go bye them to someone else.
you know a field hockey goalie is awesome just look at what they wear and tell me they are not tough
by bring it on yeah August 04, 2008
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Probably one of the most important players on a field hockey team- you can't win without a good goalie.
Only the toughest and strongest girls can be good field hockey goalies. They are brave enough to let girls drive balls at over 90mph straight at them. Most people think that goalies are just one big wall of padding, but some pads have gaps in coverage that can result in extremely painful injuries if hit. Imagine getting hit with a ball going over 90mph, straight in your thigh or hip- that's what it's like to be a goalie. Balls often pop up, so goalies need to deal with shots to the arms, hips, and thighs.

Goalies have to be quick and agile, even in bulky pads. Not only is it a physical game for goalies, but it's mental, too. Goalies have to be able to bounce back quickly if (god forbid) a goal is scored on them. If an offender, middie or defender misses the ball, there's always a chance to reclaim possession. If a goalie misses a ball or misjudges her timing, then the other team scores. Offenders, mids, or defenders take heat for not winning the game, but the goalies take heat for loosing the game. Goalies have a hard job because if the defenders aren't doing what they're supposed to do, or are playing like crap, then the goalie has no hope, and will still be blamed for the loss.
Goalies are tough, courageous, determined, and extremely skilled players in one of the most aggressive sports out there. There's no one else like them.
Field Hockey Goalie: (gets slammed with a drive straight to her hip, and doesn't even break her stride as she clears the ball out of the circle)
by Cimorene96 October 06, 2010
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