Owen J Roberts senior Bridget Guinan commits to Rowan University!
Player Name: Bridget Guinan Grad Year: 2018 College Choice: Rowan University (D3) Date Committed: October 2017 Position: Forward State: Pennsylvania High School: Owen J. Roberts High School
Honors/Accomplishments: 1st Team All State (PA); PAC 1st Team 2017; PAC 1st Team, 2016; NFHCA All Academic Squad, 2016 & 2017. Mercury All Area 1st Team 2017; Reading Eagle Tri-County Player of the Year 2017; Mercury 2016 All Area, 2nd Team. Mercury 2015 All-Area, Honorable Mention What will you major in/study?: Mechanical Engineering Why did you choose this school?: It was a good choice for my major and I felt at home there. I felt very comfortable with the team and the coaches. Other colleges considered: Stevens Institute of Technology, York College Anyone you would like to thank?: Thanks to my mom, dad, brother and all my coaches, family and teammates who have supported me!
Coaching Staffs Announce Rosters for U.S. U-17 and U-19 Women’s National Team Tours
MARCH 16, 2018, 1:19 P.M. (ET)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – March 16, 2018 – After an extensive training camp March 9-11 in Winston-Salem, N.C., rosters for the U.S. U-17 and U-19 Women’s National Team have been confirmed for their respective tours. The U-17 USWNT will venture to Uruguay from March 25 to April 4, while the U-19 USWNT will head to Ireland from March 22-29.
Unionville junior Madison Miles commits to App State!
Player Name: Madison Miles Grad Year: 2019 College Choice: Appalachian State University (D1) Date Committed: January 2018 Position: Midfield/Forward State: Pennsylvania High School: Unionville High School
Club: WC Eagles
Honors/Accomplishments: PIAA District III Champions 2015, State Quarterfinalists 2015 and 2016, NIT Pool champions 2015 and 2016 with WC Eagles What will you major in/study?: Undecided Why did you choose this school?: I chose App State because it is a beautiful area in the middle of the mountains with challenging academics as well as a great team and coach that I think will be a lot of fun to play with. Anyone you would like to thank?: I would like to thank my parents for coming to every single one of my games whether they were URA, middle school, or high school and always being there to push me harder and keep my mindset positive. I’d also like to thank Coach Curtis, my three year high school coach, for putting a short little freshman on varsity and always pushing me to do better. And, thanks to my whole high school team of all four years! They were the best team an athlete could ask for, always there for me on and off the field.
TOP 50 Wyoming Seminary sophomore Hannah Maxwell commits to Wake Forest!
Player Name: Hannah Maxwell Grad Year: 2020 College Choice: Wake Forest University (D1)
Date Committed: March 11, 2018 Position: Forward State: Pennsylvania Player Ranking: Top 50 High School: Wyoming Seminary
Club: Electric Surge Honors/Accomplishments: 2017 Pennsylvania A First Team All-State,3x National Futures Championship selection
Central Bucks East freshman Mackenzie Lever commits to James Madison!
Player Name: Mackenzie Lever Grad Year: 2021 College Choice: James Madison University (D1) Date Committed: February 19, 2018 Position: Forward/Midfield State: Pennsylvania High School: Central Bucks East High School
Honors/Accomplishments: 2017 U14 National Futures Championship (selected from Region 5), Varsity starter What will you major in/study?: Health Sciences/Biology Why did you choose this school?: I absolutely love everything about JMU – the coaching staff, the campus and the academic options it provides. Other colleges considered: Drexel University, Saint Joseph’s University Anyone you would like to thank?: I would like to sincerely thank my family for all of their love and support. I would also like to thank my high school and club coaches Michelle Finegan and Mindy Donnelly.
If you have been to the College Commitment section of the site since Friday, you will notice that we have revamped our College Commitments. College Commitments are the second most popular content on MAXFieldHockey.com, with 15% of our page views coming from college commitments (they received over 170,000 views last year!). To minimize our database costs, and to improve the mobile friendliness of the commitments, we turned to a new solution that we hope you will enjoy!
We now have separate pages for each Class of commitments (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) that can be accessed via the top menu bar under “College Commitments.” You can also view all commitments under the “View All Commitments” option.
Commitments are now easier to view as each row alternates color. You can sort commitments view the header options (Last Name, State, College, etc.). You can also do a search via the Search box at the top. As you type, the commitments narrow down. It is much more engaging and takes less time to process the searches. You can search by one word. Utilize the search tool AND sort by the header to narrow down your results if you are looking for a query that requires more than one criteria like the old search.
The commitment tables are also now mobile-responsive, so no matter what device you are viewing commitments on, the formatting and user experience is greatly improved! This was very important to us as we recently went through our site analytics and saw that 66% of users are viewing MAX Field Hockey’s content on some sort of a mobile device. You will notice on your phone that you can scroll left to right within the table and text is automatically sized to fit to your screen. This is a great improvement from our previous setup!
Along with our new method of displaying College Commitments, we also now have a new method of submitting commitments. We have now combined our “Report a Commitment” and “Commitment Feature” forms to save people from having to submit duplicate information and to centralize the process. We have also added social media sharing information into the form. Check out the new form here: https://maxfieldhockey.com/reportcollegecommitments/
A couple of notes about commitments:
*We prefer commitments coming directly from the student-athlete or their parent. If you are a high school or club coach, please make sure before submitting the commitment that you have permission to do so or encourage the student-athlete or parent to submit it themselves.
*With this new college commitment system, commitments will no longer automatically populate onto the tables. This is so that we can approve them properly, make sure they are not already in the system, and follow up with necessary feature or social media sharing. We hope to get these in within hours, but please allow 24-36 hours for them to be entered.
*If your commitment has already been submitted and you would like to add a commitment feature- please complete this new form with the required info and we will just use it for a feature story.
*We have hired an intern to assist with some various content areas on MAX Field Hockey and College Commitments is one of the main areas they will be helping us grow. We look forward to catching up and enhancing our college commitment coverage even more!
Freehold Borough senior GK Belly Reynoso commits to Lock Haven!
Player Name: Belly Reynoso Grad Year: 2018 College Choice: Lock Haven University (D1) Date Committed: February 5, 2018 Position: GK State: New Jersey High School: Freehold Borough High School
Club: Jersey Intensity
Honors/Accomplishments: 2017 All-A-North First Team, All-Shore First Team, All-Group 3 Second Team What will you major in/study?: Education Why did you choose this school?: I would like to become a high school biology teacher and they have an excellent Marine Biology program. Other colleges considered: LIU Post Anyone you would like to thank?: Jersey Intensity Coaches: Matt and Anthea Jobson, Nigel Traverse, Kathleen Stefanelli, former coach Melissa Katz, High School Coach: Donna Hein, Mr. Parker, Mom and Dad
Warwick senior Biz Van Scoten commits to James Madison!
Player Name: Biz Van Scoten Grad Year: 2018 College Choice: James Madison University Date Committed: December 31, 2017 Position: Back/Midfield/Forward State: Pennsylvania High School: Warwick High School
Club: Sutter’s Brigade
Honors/Accomplishments: Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star What will you major in/study?: School Counseling- Education Why did you choose this school?: I chose JMU for three main reasons: Number 1; the coaches are amazing people first and incredible coaches second! There is no doubt that compared to other programs Coach Morgan and Coach Stuart demand their team is held at a higher standard of excellence as much off the turf as on it. Number 2; With all of the support staff from nutrition, academic and fitness training to athletic psychology I feel that the field hockey team at JMU is taken care of every step of the way. I believe this will allow me to fulfill my highest potential as a Division 1 athlete while growing as a person to be as successful as possible following graduation. Number 3; I believe Coach Morgan will win another national championship at JMU and I want to help the Dukes accomplish that for her. Other colleges considered: UMD, Delaware, Shippensburg Anyone you would like to thank?: I am so thankful to have the great coaches, parents, grandparents and brother & sister that all support me every single day. Thank you Coaches Derr, Hess, Hahn and Van Scoten (Mom).