Athlete of the Week: Julia Weiner

By: Brad Joyal

Topics: School Sports , Hockey

Cape Cod Furies defenseman Julia Weiner. BRAD JOYAL PHOTO

Even while manning the blueline as a defenseman for the Cape Cod Furies, senior captain and Harwich resident Julia Weiner is still determined to use her skills and athleticism to make an impact at the offensive end of the ice.

That’s exactly what Weiner did during Saturday’s senior night game against Old Rochester; the blueliner scored two goals and assisted on another to help send the team’s four seniors out in style with a lopsided and dominant 8-0 victory over the visiting Bulldogs.

“It just kind of happened,” Weiner said of her outpour of offensive production. “It was fun. I wanted to help get some of the other girls assists, too.”

Weiner continued to come up big for the Furies on Monday night when she scored to help extend the team’s win streak to seven with a 4-2 victory over Barnstable in Hyannis.

While senior night is often a bittersweet moment for seniors, Weiner said the feeling of moving on from the program has yet to hit her.

“We’re not done, so it still feels all right,” she said.

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