Union's Seney starts season with mind in DC
All Union College
hockey freshman forward Scott Seney wanted to do was adjust to college
He wanted to
do well in his classes, wanted to make a contribution to the hockey
team and wanted to enjoy the entire college experience.
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But for the
past few weeks, Seney had something else on his mind – his
Seney is a native
of Silver Spring, Md., a suburb of Washington, D.C. Silver Spring
is in Montgomery County, where the majority of the sniper attacks
took place. One of the victims was murdered in Silver Spring on
shooting in Maryland was within a five- to 10-minute drive from
my house," Seney said last Wednesday, a day before the alleged
perpetrators, John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo, were arrested.
sniping spree left 10 people dead and three seriously wounded. It
left residents in the Washington area fearing for their lives.
Seney was worried
about his family's safety.
to my parents every other day just to get updates on it," Seney
said. "It's scary, obviously, for them and all my friends and
family back home because it's so close to where I live. [They were]
keeping my brother and sister out of school in reaction to the shooting.
But at the same time, you don't want it to let it dominate your
life. You want to try live your life as normal as you can.
tried to reassure Seney that they were fine.
talk to them on the phone, they don't sound scared," Seney
said. "But you know deep inside, they are. I'm scared for them.
It's hard dealing with that on top of hockey."
to his parents after Muhammad and Malvo were arrested.
pretty much a sigh of relief for them," Seney said. "Everything
can start going back to normal now. I feel better, too. I don't
have to worry about them now and their everyday
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