TOP 50: Archbishop Spalding High School junior Shelby Bumgarner commits to Duke University!
Player Name: Shelby Bumgarner
Player Ranking: Top 50
Grad Year: 2021
College Choice: Duke University (D1)
Date Committed: November 12th, 2019
High School: Archbishop Spalding High School
Club: Freedom HKY
What will you major in/study?: Undecided
Honors and Accomplishments: 2019 First Team All-State, First Team IAAM A Conference, Second team All-Metro, MAX Field Hockey Mid-Atlantic Region Player to Watch, U16 National Futures Championship, O16 Stars & Stripes Game, AAU Junior Olympics, Team USA Indoor Development Team, U16 National Club Championship MVP (selected by USA Field Hockey)
Why did you choose this school?: I was fortunate enough to attend many camps and clinics at Duke, and every time I left Durham with a special feeling. The coaches, the counselors, the players and everyone we seemed to meet on our visits loved both the school and the Duke True field hockey family. Ultimately, to be able to study at such a fantastic university while playing the game I love for one of the greatest coaches/teachers in the game is simply a blessing.
Other Colleges Considered: Liberty University, University of Virginia, Ohio State University, Wake Forest University
Who would you like to thank?: First and foremost I would like to thank Jesus Christ for giving me the opportunity to play the sport I love. I would also like to thank my incredible parents and my little sister Stella who has been nothing but supportive of me in this process. Another thank you to my teammates who are also my best friends! Lastly, my past and current coaches: Coach Brady, Aunt Cindy, Coach Em, and my club coach Sarah Dawson.