Northport High School junior Hayley Hayden commits to University of Pennsylvania!
Player Name: Hayley Hayden
Grad Year: 2020
College Choice: University of Pennsylvania (D1)
Date Committed: September 20, 2018
State: New York
High School: Northport High School
Club: Lasting Legacy
Field Hockey Honors/Accomplishments:2019 Northport Varsity Team Captain, 2016-2018 National Futures Championship, 2017 AAU Junior Olympics
What will you major in/study?: Communications/Business
Why did you choose this school?: As soon as I stepped on campus for my unofficial visit, I knew that Penn is where I’m meant to be. The unrivaled academics of the Ivy League combined with the competitiveness of a strong D1 program and the incredible team work ethic made it feel like home!
Other Colleges Considered: Saint Joseph’s University, Rutgers University, University of Louisville, Harvard University, Georgetown University, Yale University
Anyone you would like to thank?: I would like to thank all of my coaches, especially John DeLiso and Ellis Chance from Lasting Legacy, and Coaches Walling and Courtmanche from Northport Varsity for putting their faith in me and helping me to develop as a goalkeeper. Also, I would like to thank my parents for giving me endless support and love throughout this process, the Gardiner and Smith families for running the Northport League and getting me involved in the sport, and finally, the Penn coaching staff for providing me with such an amazing opportunity. Go Quakers!