Seventeen and a half hours there. Seventeen and a half hours back. That’s the length of the flight that Sophie Macadre takes when flying to and from her home of Wellington, New Zealand. n the summer of 2014, Macadre packed up her bags and made that flight for the first time. She began a whole new chapter of her life. New home, new places, new people, new accents, new food, new coaches, new teammates, new training techniques, and a new style of the game she loves to play: field hockey.