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Kim Egizi, seniors have changed face of Westwood hockey

Clockwise from top: Westwood High team captains Ela Hazar, Kim Egizi, Siobhan Burke, and Kelly Healey; Hazar moves the puck against Franklin; coach Justin DeSorgher instructs forward Kailey Jacobs.
Clockwise from top: Westwood High team captains Ela Hazar, Kim Egizi, Siobhan Burke, and Kelly Healey; Hazar moves the puck against Franklin; coach Justin DeSorgher instructs forward Kailey Jacobs.Credit: Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe

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Kim Egizi remembers how different things were when her sister Kathryn skated for the varsity girls’ hockey team at Westwood High 10 years ago. Back then, a number of talented players in town went elsewhere in search of top-notch competition.

This year’s senior class has done their best to change the perception of the program.

When Egizi and 12 other freshmen joined the team in 2010-11, the program was devoid of seniors and coming off a 7-11-2 campaign.

That first season, Egizi was teamed up on a line with classmates Ela Hazar and Kelly Healey. Westwood advanced to the Division 2 semifinals as sophomores, setting the program record for wins in the process. Last year, Westwood reached the semis for the second straight year.

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