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Liz McKeon, the triple threat athlete

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Liz McKeon, the triple threat athlete

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Sam Stravach, R3 Sports Editor

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This year’s Westfield Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and 1999 WHS graduate Liz McKeon currently serves as the head coach of the WHS girls varsity basketball team and the assistant coach of the WHS girls varsity field hockey team.

As a Blue Devil, McKeon was a top competitor in three sports: field hockey, basketball, and softball. While she had many athletic accomplishments at WHS, to her, the most important was becoming a 1,000 point scorer in basketball.

“I definitely cut it close by scoring my one-thousandth point in my second to last game, but I remember it like it was yesterday,” said McKeon. “I hit a three from the top of the key and finished with a career-high 31 points. I didn’t know how close I was, but the look on my mom’s face when I hit the shot said it all.”

After high school, McKeon went on to play Division 1 basketball at Lafayette College. “I always wanted to play basketball in college and dreamed of playing at a D1 school,” she said.

To McKeon, being inducted into the Hall of Fame is an enormous honor.

“I have a lot of great memories from my high school career,” McKeon said. “I had some amazing coaches who not only helped me get better in the sport, but made me a better person and a stronger woman. I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today without these people.” 

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