WDEL Athlete of the Week

Friends' Tschantz - WDEL HS Athlete of the Week

By Sean Greene Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 5:47pm
VIDEO: Interview with Margo Tschantz
Wilmington Friends' field hockey's Margo Tschantz is this week's WDEL High School Athlete of the Week.

The senior scored her 5th goal of the season in a 2-1 victory over previously unbeaten Wilmington Christian Tuesday afternoon.

Margo didn't play field hockey until middle school, but says playing with the Quakers has made the sport enjoyable.

"I started playing field hockey in 7th grade in middle school here. I've been playing with the same teammates for the past six years, so that's definitely a big part of the sport. We have such a good team and a good bond together."

Hockey runs in Margo's blood, as her brother Dwyer was a 6th round draft pick of the St. Louis Blues this year, and says the lessons learned after school help her on the field hockey pitch.

"We would always play street hockey together when we were younger, so some of those skills apply out here on the field. That definitely helped me growing up."

Margo says she hopes to play club hockey in college, while potentially majoring in business or finance.

"My favorite class at Friends is definitely math. I've always been a math person because I really enjoy problem solving, and it's different than all of my other classes because I get to use numbers."

I asked Margo what drives her to succeed.

"The support from my family, my parents and my brothers, and also my teammates. They help me try my best."

Wilmington Friends figures to get more tests this week when they host Tower Hill Thursday and travel to Charter of Wilmington on Friday.

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