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Wilson field hockey team featured in national TV commercial

WILSON, Pa. - You may recognize some of the faces on a commercial during the Olympics.

Wilson Area High School’s field hockey team was chosen to audition and then selected to appear in a commercial for Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The team shot the commercial in New York several months ago.

They say they were shocked and excited to be selected.

"I thought it was really cool we were in a commercial with these famous Olympians,” said team co-captain Ava Mariani.

“Seeing them be able to do the commercial was rewarding,” said coach Kim Horton. “Some of these girls we've coached since they were 12, 13 years old...it's rewarding to see all their successes."

Horton and her husband Scott began coaching the team in 2016.

Before the Hortons took over, the team hadn’t won a game in four years but the program has since turned around.

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