TOP 100: Eastern Regional High School freshman Izzy Bianco commits to University of Louisville!
Player Name: Izzy Bianco
Player Ranking: Top 100
Grad Year: 2022
Date Committed: April 2019
College Choice: University of Louisville (D1)
State: New Jersey
High School: Eastern Regional High School
Honors/Accomplishments: 2018 Varsity player as freshman for #1 team in the nation Eastern Regional, U14 National Futures Championship, AAU Junior Olympics, U14 Stars & Stripes Elite Game, U14 JPOL Top Scorer
Why did you choose this school: For me the University of Louisville had everything I was looking for. Amazing coaching staff, beautiful campus, incredible field and facilities, strong academics and a really comfortable home and family feel. As soon as I walked on the campus I knew it was where I wanted to be.
What will you major in/study: Education
Other colleges considered: Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State, Rutgers
Anyone you would like to thank: First and foremost I would like to thank my High School Coach and Club Owner Danyle Heilig. She has been such a huge part of my overall development from when I first picked up a stick and started going to her camps in the 2nd grade. I have so much respect for her and the incredible program and culture she has built at Eastern High School and now with Uprise Field Hockey Club. She has truly been a blessing for me in my development and love for the game. For me there has been nothing better than being able to put on both the Eastern and Uprise uniforms and compete for those two amazing programs. Kristina Foster who really has been a major part of my improvement, development, & knowledge of the game. Austyn Cuneo for showing me what kind of work ethic, focus, and skill set you need to maintain in order to be successful. To all other Uprise Field Hockey Coaches, Eastern High School Coaches, & all other coaches and trainers who have worked with me over the last 7 years thank you for all you have done for me, taught me, and pushed me to be better every day. To my parents for being incredibly supportive and encouraging since the first day I picked up a stick. They have given my every opportunity I could of hoped for. Finally I would like to thank The University Louisville Field Hockey Coaching Staff Coach Sowry, Coach Piccioli, & Coach Schneidtmiller for blessing me with an incredible opportunity to play for this awesome program and study at an amazing University!! I could not be more proud then I am today being part of the Cardinal Family.