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Pace University Community Rallies For All Star Athlete

Jenna Sanossian, left, a sophomore at Pace University in Pleasantville, has been invited to play field hockey in a tour of South Africa. She is trying to raise funds for the trip. Photo Credit: Jenna Sanossian/Facebook
Jenna Sanossian, a sophomore and athlete at Pace University in Pleasantville, is trying to raise money to help fund a trip to South Africa, where she has been invited to play in a field hockey event. Photo Credit: Jenna Sanossian/Facebook

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Exactly $110 had been raised as of Tuesday afternoon on a GoFundMe Page for a Pace University student hoping to play field hockey overseas.

Sophomore athlete Jenna Sanossian hails from Long Island and was recently chosen to participate in the two-week-long South Africa Field Hockey Tour, the page says.

Her goal is to raise $4,000 for the tour, which takes place in late June. The money covers travel, housing. and food, but not a passport or any personal items the players may need while on tour, Sanossian said.

"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to go travel outside of the United States and to play the sport I love all in one," the biology major said. "I would really appreciate any help you can offer because I live with my single mother and brother, who also attends college, and need help with the finances of this trip."

Sanossian, who is from Miller Place, helped lead her Rocky Point High School team to its first ever County Championship with two goals and two assists.

She received  All-Tournament, All-State and the MVP awards, and was among the top scorers for Pace University. Sanossian was also the first-ever field hockey player to earn Setter of the Week.


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