GMHS grad inducted into state Field Hockey Hall of Fame

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On Sept. 15, Susan Witkos Grigely was honored and inducted into the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame. Susan, also known as “Grigs,” graduated from Granby Memorial High School in 1986. She played varsity field hockey for four years under the coaching of Dot Johnson, her greatly respected coach. She was a twelve-letter varsity athlete and voted most athletic in her senior year.

Thanks to Grigely’s leadership and talent, Granby field hockey earned the Class S State Championship titles in 1982 and 1985. She earned All-State honors and played on the 1985 Junior Field Hockey team in Iowa.

Grigely was recruited to play Division I field hockey at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. She graduated with a BA in Communications in 1990 and has been employed at ESPN for over 29 years.

Grigely continues to play sports, and plays on a women’s ice hockey team, the Northern Connecticut Edge.  She has competed in three Ironman events and has been involved in multiple charity events.  She is an active member of the Connecticut Chapter of Achilles International that trains and races alongside adaptive athletes.

Her true compassion comes from helping others achieve their dreams.

Grigely lives in Simsbury with her husband, Paul and her daughters, Maggie and Katie.