Top 50 2023 GK Kylie Walbert
commits to University of North Carolina!
Player Name: Kylie Walbert
Grad Year: 2023
College Choice: University of North Carolina (D1)
Date Committed: June 17, 2021
High School: Virginia Academy
Club: WC Eagles
Honors/Accomplishments: 2021 USA Women’s National Indoor Development Team, USA Women’s IPAC Team Alternate, Nexus Championship Selection, U19 Regional Club Championship First Place (WC Eagles), U19 National Indoor Tournament First Place (WC Eagles Diamond)
What will you major in/study?: Undecided
Why did you choose this school?: I chose UNC for two reasons. First, the UNC Field Hockey program will challenge me to develop and improve my skills every single day. The coaching staff and players are so gifted and talented that it was a real honor for me to receive an opportunity to join the program. Second, the academic offerings of UNC Chapel Hill are renowned and offer the chance to prepare myself for a career after my playing days are over.
Other Colleges considered: Princeton University, University of Louisville, University Of Michigan, University Of Virginia
Who would you like to thank?: I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Jun and Richard Kentwell and the WC Eagles coaching staff for taking an interest in me and providing the environment, mentorship and opportunity to develop and grow as a goalkeeper. I also want to thank Anne Zinkavich and Shahid Ali Khan for the countless hours of drills, sweat, laughs and tears they invested in me to build my skills. I would also like to thank Brambleton EP, specifically Jarred, for creating my fitness training program, and devoting time to coaching me on a weekly basis. Additionally, I would like to thank Virginia Academy for providing an educational environment that supports my life goals and giving me the ability to thrive in everyday life. Lastly, I would like to say a big thanks to my WC Eagles teammates who work so hard every training to make us all better.