Teresa Maguire was a four sport athlete for BH-BL. In field hockey, Terrie joined the team as a freshman. She led her team to an 8-0-1 record as a sophomore, 9-0-2 as a junior, and an undefeated 10-0 as a senior. The field hockey team led the Section 2 tournament during her senior year under the coaching of her inspiration, Dawn Dickenson O’Neil, and Terrie was honored as a member of the Mohawk Field Hockey Association All-Star First Team. Terrie also played four years of varsity volleyball and basketball. In tennis, Terrie played for three years on the varsity team, and was undefeated each year.
Among her many honors were winning the Top Physical Education Fitness Award in 11th and 12th grade, as well as being named the 1972 All-Around Athlete for the yearbook. Terrie also received the Lisa Lang Award, Leader’s Club Award, BH-BL Meritorius Award for three years, and the BH-BL Teacher’s Association Scholarship.
Terrie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ithaca College in 1976, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education/Athletics. She was the valedictorian of her class, and competed in four sports. She helped lead her team to two New York State Championships in field hockey, and competed in swimming for three years, basketball for one year, and tennis for one year.
Terrie earned a Master’s Degree in Health Education from Russell Sage College, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from The College of Saint Rose. She has worked for the North Colonie School District since 1976 as an elementary physical education teacher. For 30 years, she has coached three to four sports a year, including field hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis and softball. Terrie resides in Niskayuna, NY.