2020 Alden Boccella

TOP 50 Gwynedd Mercy sophomore Alden Boccella
commits to Lafayette College!


PLAYER NAME: Alden Boccella

GRAD CLASS: 2020

HIGH SCHOOL:  Gwynedd Mercy Academy (PA)

CLUB: WC Eagles

POSITION: Midfield/Defense

PLAYER RANKING: Top 50

HONORS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2017 U16 Stars & Stripes selection, U16 National Futures Championship, AAU Junior Olympics, High School varsity starter and #1 goal scorer as a freshman (19) and sophomore (42)

COLLEGE CHOICE: Lafayette College (Division I – Patriot League)

DATE COMMITTED:  November 23, 2017

LAFAYETTE IN 2017: Finished 7-11 (2-4 in Conference), did not qualify for Patriot League Tournament, NR in Final Coaches Poll, #53 in Final NCAA Rankings,

OTHER COLLEGES CONSIDERED:  St. Joseph’s, Lehigh, Harvard, Bucknell, Maryland, Duke, ODU, Penn State, Syracuse, Boston College, Princeton, UPenn

WHAT WILL YOU MAJOR IN/STUDY?  Math

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE LAFAYETTE?  ” I chose Lafayette for their commitment to academics and there field hockey program. I love the environment and campus feel. I am honored to be chosen for this great field hockey program.”

ANYONE YOU WOULD LIKE TO THANK?  “I would like to thank my parents who have gone above and beyond to help me be at the place I am now!  Without their support I would not be here!  Also, I want to thank a billion times over my High School coach Alex McMahan who has been so amazing with guidance on an off the field.  She has been an invaluable asset in this process.  Lastly, I want to thank my travel team WC Eagles for the amazing training and friends I have made. Without the support from them I would not be at this level.”

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