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PRESS PHOTOS BY ANDREW CASS Members of the Salisbury Township High School field hockey team try to avoid being sprayed by a teammate. PRESS PHOTOS BY ANDREW CASS Members of the Salisbury Township High School field hockey team try to avoid being sprayed by a teammate.
A member of the Salisbury Township High School field hockey team ignores the suds as she continues to hose down a car. A member of the Salisbury Township High School field hockey team ignores the suds as she continues to hose down a car.
The seniors pose for a picture together. The team has been holding fundraisers at the Mountainville Car Wash since their freshmen year. The seniors pose for a picture together. The team has been holding fundraisers at the Mountainville Car Wash since their freshmen year.

SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Field hockey team washes cars; raises money

For the fourth straight year, the Salisbury Township High School field hockey team held a car wash at Mountainville Car Wash to help raise money for the team, but the event functions as more than just a fundraiser.

"It's definitely a great way for us to bond as a team," senior captain Tori Cochrane said. "You get to know more about your teammates, get to talk to some of the newer girls and have a little fun."

The team charged $5 per car and the team split up into washers and dryers, while other members of the team were responsible for holding signs on street corners to direct the customers to the car wash.

Senior Kayleigh Dottery's parents own the car wash and have used it to hold fundraisers since her freshman year.

"I remember as a freshman it helped me feel like I was a little more involved and more part of the team," Dottery said.

Another team member said, "You get to talk to the older girls on the team who you don't always get a chance to talk to in practice."

Senior Mackensie Weilnau said the nature of competition makes it difficult to bond on the field.

"On the field it can get pretty intense and that's not the best way to get to know someone," Weilnau said. "This way is a lot easier."