The UR field hockey team played two games this past weekend. The first was the Liberty League semi-finals against Skidmore College, during which UR won in overtime, thanks to two goals by junior and captain midfielder Katie Flaschner. Her first goal sent the game into overtime, and her second came during overtime on a remarkable backhanded shot. UR advanced to the finals against William Smith College in which Flaschner managed another goal, although her efforts were not enough, as the UR ended up losing the game 1-3.
What is your major?
Political science with a minor in psychology. I am trying to design my second major (a film and media studies major).
When did you start playing field hockey?
I played ice hockey for twelve years competitively. I picked up field hockey in eighth grade as a side gig in the fall for my school.
What do you love about field hockey?
Field hockey for me was very fresh and just kind of clicked. I like the work because it is easy to work hard at it. It is easy to go to the field and take 300 reps of a shot if I want.
How did you feel after scoring the game winning goal in the semi-finals this weekend?
I blacked out. It wasn’t real. All I remember is I finally got down by their goal, I carried the ball across the top of the circle and I saw [the ball] hit [the back of the goal]. Then I saw my teammates jump on me, and then I saw the football team charging the field so I had a panic attack and jumped out. That’s the reason we play sports. It’s wild.
What is one thing about UR that you find special?
Absolutely the people. I love it because you don’t come here to be a celebrity or a famous athlete on campus. Everyone is so humble. Football guys have no idea what’s going on on the field, most people in the stands as well, but they come because they know you. It’s a community.
What is your favorite movie?
“Catch Me If You Can.” Anything with Leonardo DiCaprio. He is one of my favorite actors.
What is your favorite place in the world?
I went to Barbados with my team last fall. That was awesome. We were [on] a non-touristy side of the island and played field hockey with 15-year-old boys, on a [poorly] conditioned field. It was very humbling.
Davis is a member of the class of 2016.