Pennsylvania Field Hockey Players Take Careers Overseas
During our time in helping student-athletes further their sporting careers overseas, we have worked across a number of different sports.
Field Hockey is one that has been a particularly popular to those players that are coming towards the end of their college career. The chance to experience a high level of European field hockey, playing for both a U.K. university team and a local club team whilst also studying for a masters degree has been seen as an attractive option for many.
Of the field hockey players we worked with in the last year, we noticed a number of them competed in or close to Philadelphia. In this latest article we take a look at those players that previously played hockey in the State of Pennsylvania, before making the move overseas.
As a First Team All-Patriot League player (2019) and three time member of the Patriot League Academic Honour Roll, Allie’s ability as a player and academic standing as a student made her a great candidate to pursue a postgraduate playing opportunity in the U.K. and as a result of this, we were able to secure a wide variety of opportunities to choose from.
During her four year career with Bucknell University, Allie played a total of 70 games which included 55 starts. Since arriving in the U.K. Allie is now pursuing her masters degree in Public Health with the ambition of attending medical school in the future.
West Chester University
Kaitlin’s career at West Chester University was decorated with honours. She broke the school record for the number of assists in a season and finished her four year career as the second highest scoring player in school history. Her performances helped West Chester University to two PSAC Championships and an NCAA D2 National Championship, where she scored the game winning goal!
Individually Kaitlin was recognised for her performances where she picked up multiple All-Conference honours, whilst also being named the PSAC Player of the Year, ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, Region Player of the year along with being named the NCAA D2 National Player of the year.
Kaitlin hopes to pursue hockey to a high level for as long as possible but is also looking to work in the health field. Whilst in the U.K. Kaitlin is working towards an MSc Public Health and Health Promotion.
West Chester University
After starting her career at American University, Kathryn transferred to West Chester University where she become a teammate of Kaitlin Thompson and assisted in their NCAA D2 National Championship winning season. Kathryn played a huge role in helping her team to a successful season and her performance saw her named a 3 time PSAC Offensive Player of the Week, ECAC Offensive Player of the Month and NFCHA All-American 2nd Team.
Now in the U.K. Kathryn remains a teammate of Kaitlin and is pursuing her masters degree in Childhood Studies.
University of North Carolina
Megan had an exceptional college field hockey career for the University of North Carolina. During her time representing the Tarheels, Megan was part of a team that qualified for four consecutive trips to the final four, won three ACC Championships and two NCAA National D1 Championships. Megan competed in every possible game throughout her career, including starting every game as a Junior and Senior.
Whilst Megan moved to North Carolina to for her university years, she also originates from Philadelphia having spent her high schools years at Gwynedd Mercy Academy. Having majored in Sport Science with a minor in Biology at UNC, Megan decided to further her studies and is pursuing a masters in Sport Science during her time in the U.K.
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In order to see what postgraduate field hockey opportunities we can find for you in the U.K. the first step would be to apply via the following link:APPLY