Feb. 19, 2014
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's field hockey team recently signed four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent; Bridget Denzel (Sunnyvale, Ca./Saint Francis High School), Joanna Hawkins (Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus High School), Megan Parsons (Chester Springs, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) and Mackenzie Schneider (Norfolk, Va./Maury High School).
"We are elated to welcome Mackenzie, Bridget, Megan and Joanna to the Hoya field hockey family," said Georgetown Head Coach Shannon (Karl) Soares. "We are excited about the future of the program and I look forward to spending the coming years working closely with these young women during their time on the Hilltop."
Sunnyvale, Ca./Saint Francis High School
Member of the San Jose Fly club team ... Served as her high school's team captain her 2013 senior season ... Made her school's varsity squad as a sophomore in 2011 ... Member of the 2011 Central Coast Section Championship team ...Participated in the 2012 Futures Nationals in Virginia Beach ...A 2013 Futures National selection ... Named MVP of the Blossom Valley League in 2013 ... Also played lacrosse and ran track & field ... Will wear #18 in the fall for the Hoyas ... Her sister Molly Denzel, a forward and midfielder, is currently a junior on the Georgetown field hockey team.
"I couldn't be more excited about playing field hockey at Georgetown," said Bridget Denzel. "After visiting the field hockey program, I found the girls are very welcoming and enthusiastic about the team experience. Playing field hockey at Georgetown will allow me to have a lot of fun while competing at the highest collegiate level. I am also lucky and looking forward to being teammates with my sister next year. Georgetown offers me the three things I was looking for in a university; a great nursing school, a chance to play field hockey and to live in an exciting city."
Defense/Penalty Corner Inserter
Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus High School
A four-year field hockey player including three as a full-time Varsity player ... A PIAA AAA State Silver Medalists her senior year ... Lost in the PIAA AAA State Semifinals her sophomore and junior seasons ... A four-time District 11 Champion ... A four-time Lehigh Valley Conference Champion ... On a team that went 102-4 in her four years ... A 2013 Lehigh Valley Conference All-Area Honorable Mention ... A 2013 Morning Call All-Area Honorable Mention ... Selected to the 2013 All-State and All-American Academic Team ... Awarded the 2013 Scholar of Distinction ... U19 Gold medalists at the National Field Hockey Festival in 2011 and 2012 ... NIT Qualifier in 2010, 2012 and 2013 ... Selected to the National Futures Championship in 2011, 2012 and 2013 ... Also played four years of varsity lacrosse ... Will wear #13 in the fall for the Hoyas.
"I chose Georgetown because of the outstanding combination of collegiate field hockey and academic excellence," said Joanna Hawkins. "As the daughter of two Georgetown alumni and former varsity athletes, I am looking forward to carrying on a strong tradition of athletic success for the Hoyas."
Chester Springs, Pa./Villa Maria Academy
Served as the co-captain of her high school's team for her senior season ... Led her team in scoring for the past two seasons ... Named to the AACA All-Star Team ... Named to the All-Main Line First Team ... Named to the All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Second-Team by the Philadelphia Inquirer ... Member of the All-Area First-Team by the Chester County Daily Local ... Selected to the Pennsylvania High School Field Hockey Coaches Association (PHSFHCA) All-State First-Team ... National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Region Second-Team Selection ... PHSFHCA All-Academic Team ... Selected to the NFHCA High School National Academic Squad ... Will wear #9 in the fall for the Hoyas.
"I chose to attend Georgetown University because of the balance I was seeking academically, athletically and spiritually," said Megan Parsons. "I couldn't be happier with this decision and am looking forward to pursing my nursing degree within the NHS and continuing my hockey career at the Division I level with a great group of players."
Norfolk, Va./Maury High School
Member of the TCOYO club team ... Served as her high school`s team captain for 2012 and 2013... Selected for the 2013 Virginia Senior All-Star Game ... 2010 All-District Honorable Mention ... 2011 and 2012 First-Team All-District ... 2013 First-Team All-Conference ... 2012 and 2013 Second-Team All-Region ... Member of the District Championship Team from 2010-2013 ... 2013 Disney Silver Medalist ... Will wear #2 in the fall for the Hoyas.
"I chose Georgetown because I wanted to compete on a Division I team at a university with high academic standards. After meeting the team, I knew Georgetown was the place for me," said Mackenzie Schneider.