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Greene teammates commit to rival colleges

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Julia Amell and Laura Durdon have grown up together as best friends and teammates on the Greene Field Hockey team. But, come next fall, they'll be suited up as rivals. Amell signed her letter of intent to play field hockey at Mercy College on Thursday while a few feet away, Durdon signed hers to play at Kutztown University.

They both couldn't imagine sharing this day with anyone else, but admit that it will take some time to get used to the idea of playing against each other next year.

"We've been playing sports and been best friends ever since we were little and we've always been teammates," Durdon said. "Now it'll be different being rivals, but it'll be fun."

"It'll be a little challenging," Amell said. "I know we have a couple games against each other so, it'll be different being rivals. But you got to learn and you got to live."

Amell will study nursing at Mercy. Durdon will study biology and plans to go pre-med at Kutztown.