West Springfield senior Alana Goodwin commits to University of Mary Washington!
Player Name: Alana Goodwin
Grad Year: 2018
College Choice: University of Mary Washington (D3)
Date Committed: February 20, 2018
High School: West Springfield High School
Club: Capitol Pegasus
Honors/Accomplishments: 2017 Varsity Team Captain, Second Team All-Conference, West Springfield Spartan Award
What will you major in/study?: Psychology/Sociology
Why did you choose this school?: I choose Mary Washington because the campus felt like home when I went for a visit. I felt that Coach Barbacow was open in her expectations and the team was very welcoming. I was confident that UMW would allow me to excel to the next level in both my education as well as being part of a great field hockey team.
Other colleges considered: Pace University, Franklin & Marshall, Goucher College
Anyone you would like to thank?: I am thankful that I had the support of my mom and dad throughout all the years of playing club and high school field hockey. I also want to thank my club coach, Lloyd Conyers, for pushing me to excel individually and my high school coaches, Tina Nham and Kari Kraus for all support, talks and snacks they provided. Also a huge thanks to the SYC coaches, Ann, Rosie and Lindsay for the encouragement and confidence they had in me from the start.