2014 All-Region Seniors Make Impact as Freshmen in College

 

As we complete our second full year of covering the high school and college seasons, we are excited to begin connecting the pieces of our coverage!  Our goal is to follow players from the early times when they are playing youth and club, on to high school, and then on to college and beyond.  This is the first opportunity we've had to follow players we covered in High School, as they now compete in college.  We wanted to take a look back at our 2014 Senior High School All-Region players and see how they fared this Fall as freshmen in college and see who made the greatest impacts on their college teams.

 

BY THE NUMBERS:

Total number of players selected to 2014 MAX Field Hockey All-Region Teams:  105

Total number of seniors selected:  66

Total number of those seniors that went on to play field hockey in college: 61

Breakdown by Division: 

Division I: 56
Division II: 2
Division III: 3

View the MAX Field Hockey 2014 All-Region Teams Here

 

OUR PICKS FOR THE TOP IMPACT PLAYERS:

While several players were able to make an impact early on as freshmen, here are some of our top picks:

SOPHIA TORNETTA
Princeton University
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Agnes Irwin School

Ivy League Rookie of the Year, First Team All-Ivy League.  Started all 18 games for the 11-7-0, #7 ranked Tigers.  Tallied 7 goals and 9 assists.

MELINA MOORE
Cal- Berkeley
Los Gatos, CA
Los Gatos High School

America East Rookie of the Year, Second Team America East, All-Rookie Team.  Led the Bears in scoring with 10 goals, also contributed 3 assists.

ASHLEY HOFFMAN
University of North Carolina
Mohnton, PA
Twin Valley High School

The greyshirt started all 24 games in back for the 21-3-0, #2 ranked ACC Champion Tarheels.  Tallied 7 goals and 1 assist.

AMELIA IACOBUCCI
University of Connecticut
Malvern, PA
Villa Maria Academy

Big East Co-Freshman of the Year.  Started in 8 of the 23 games she appeared in for the 22-1-0, #5 ranked Huskies.  Tallied 10 goals and 2 assists.  Was the top goal-scoring freshman in the Big East.


ELISE WONG
Princeton University
Lake Forest, IL
Lake Forest High School

First Team Ivy League. Started all 18 games for the 11-7-0, #7 ranked Tigers.  Tallied 6 assists.

KATIE DEMBROWSKI
Pennsylvania State University
Palmyra, PA
Palmyra Area High School

Started all 19 games in the midfield for the Nittany Lions.  Tallied 2 goals.

EMILY LOPRETE
College of the Holy Cross
Watertown, MA
Watertown High School

Started all 18 games. Patriot League Rookie of the Week.  Tied for team-leading scoring with 10 goals, also added 1 assist.

KACIE SMITH
Stonehill College
Norwood, MA
Norwood High School

Second Team All-Northeast 10, Northeast 10 All-Rookie Team.  Team's leading scorer with 14 goals behind teammate & DII Player of the Year Erika Kelly.  Also tallied 7 assists.


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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

The following is a breakdown of all 66 All-Region seniors, where they ended up, and how they fared in 2015:
Click on the player's name to view her official college profile

PLAYER NAME COLLEGE COLLEGE IN 2015..
Emily Adamson MICDS (MO) Wake Forest University (D1)
Appeared in 14 games.  Tallied 1 goal off 2 shots
Caroline Andretta Oak Knoll School (NJ) Duke University (D1)
Appeared in 19 games.  Tallied 1 goal off 14 shots
Kendall Ballard Charlottesville High School (VA) Ohio University (D1)
Started 17 games, appeared in 18. Tallied 1 goal, 1 assist.  All-MAC Second Team
Jordan Barry Durham Academy (NC) Stanford University (D1)
Appeared in 19 games.  Tallied 1 assist.  America East All-Rookie Team selection
Maggie Bettez Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (MA) University of Michigan (D1)
Appeared in 22 games, started 6.  Tallied 2 assists
Morgan Bitting Lower Dauphin High School (PA) Duke University (D1)
Appeared in 21 games.  Tallied 1 goal and 4 assists
Rylie Blanchet Skowhegan Area High School (ME) Husson University (D3)
Appeared in 16 games, started 7
Jennifer Bleakney Atholton High School (MD) Syracuse University (D1)
Appeared in 15 games, started 2
Julia Booth (GK) Greenwich Academy (CT) Hamilton College (D3)
Appeared in and started 11 games.  .763 save percentage
Samantha Broadhurst Cape Henlopen High School (DE) Unknown
 
Courtney Byler Norfolk Academy (VA) Davidson College (D1)
Appeared in 16 games, started 11. Tallied 2 defensive saves and 1 assist
Leah Cardarelli Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (MA) University of Michigan (D1)
Appeared in 21 games, started 1.  Tallied 2 goals
Nicole Catalino Gwynedd Mercy Academy (PA) Princeton University (D1)
Appeared in and started 18 games.  Tallied 6 goals
Taylor Clink Whitney Point High School (NY) RPI (D3)
Appeared in and started 16 games.  All-Liberty League Second Team selection
Casey Cole Crestwood High School (PA) Ohio State University (D1)
Appeared in 19 games, started 18.  Tallied 1 goal and 2 assists.  Big Ten Freshman of the Week
Austyn Cuneo Eastern Regional High School (NJ) University of North Carolina (D1)
Appeared in 20 games.  Tallied 3 goals and 1 assist
Megan Cunningham  Wilton High School (CT) Rutgers University (D1)

Kaylie Decosmo Pinkerston Academy (NH) Northeastern University (D1)

Katie Dembrowski Palmyra Area High School (PA) Penn State University (D1)
Appeared in and started 19 games.  Tallied 2 goals
Elizabeth Dennehy Weston High School (MA) Boston College (D1)
Played in 19 games, started 2.  Tallied 3 goals and 1 assist
Leyna DiMarco Glastonbury High School (CT) Bryant University (D1)
Appeared in 8 games
Maddy Dobecki Scarborough High School (ME) Saint Michael's College (D2)
Appeared in and started 18 games. Tallied 3 goals and 2 assists. Northeast 10 All-Rookie Team
Alexandra Doggett Watertown High School (MA) Boston University (D1)
Appeared in 21 games, started 10
Emily Duarte Rye Country Day School (NY) Harvard University (D1)
Appeared in 17 games
Julie Duncan Shawnee High School (NJ) University of Maryland (D1)
Appeared in 20 games.  Tallied 1 goal and 1 assist
Emma Eggleston Kinkaid School (TX) Ohio University (D1)
Appeared in 18 games, started 9.  Tallied 3 goals and 1 assist
Kara Enoch Tabb High School (VA) Boston University (D1)
Appeared in 22 games.  Tallied 3 goals, 4 assists
Bailey Fanikos Lynnfield Hockey School (MA) University of Virginia (D1)
Appeared in 14 games.  Tallied 1 goal
Molly Fitzpatrick Lakeland High School (NY)
Playing lacrosse in college
Abigail Gannon Dover-Sherborn High School (MA) Providence College (D1)
Appeared in 15 games, started 2
Elizabeth George McDonogh School (MD) Princeton University (& Lacrosse) (D1)
Appeared in 18 games, started 5.  Tallied 3 goals and 3 assists.
Samantha Giordano Bridgewater-Raritan High School (NJ) Fairfield University (D1)
Appeared in 6 games
Gabriella Girardi West Essex High School (NJ) Monmouth University (D1) Appeared in 18 games, started 13.  Tallied 1 goal and 1 assist
Alex Halpin (GK) Lakeland High School (NY) University of Massachusetts (D1)
Ally Hammel Loomis Chaffee School (CT) Boston University (D1)
Appeared in 22 games, started 17.  Tallied 7 goals and 1 assist.
Emma Haupt Frank W. Cox High School (VA) University of Virginia (D1) Appeared in 2 games
Bailey Higgins Assumption High School (KY) Michigan State University (D1) Appeared in 17 games, started 6.  Tallied 1 assist and 1 defensive save.
Ashley Hoffman Twin Valley High School (PA) University of North Carolina (D1) Appeared in and started 24 games.  Tallied 7 goals and 1 assist
Emily Howarth Bridgewater-Raritan High School (NJ) University of New Hampshire (D1)
Appeared in and started 19 games.
Amelia Iacobucci Villa Maria Academy (PA) University of Connecticut (D1) Appeared in 23 games, started 8.  Tallied 10 goals and 2 assists.  Big East Co-Freshman of the Year.
Grace Imhoff Kent Denver School (CO) American University (D1) Appeared in 5 games
Cassie Kline Penn Manor High School (PA) Penn State University (D1) Appeared in 11 games
Riley Kniptash Ladue Horton Watkins High School (MO) University of Iowa (D1) Appeared in 10 games
Rachel Lanouette Windham High School (NH) Brown University (D1) Appeared in and started 17 games.  Tallied 1 assist
Emily Loprete Watertown High School (MA) College of the Holy Cross (D1) Appeared in and started 18 games. Patriot League Rookie of the Week.  Tallied 10 goals and 1 assist.
Lauren McNally Ocean City High School (NJ) Penn State University (D1) Redshirt
Melina Moore Los Gatos High School (CA) University of California- Berkeley (D1) Appeared in 19 games, started 12.  Tallied 10 goals and 3 assists (led team).  Second Team America East Selection, All-Rookie Team
Christy Palazzese Episcopal Academy (PA) Duke University (D1) Appeared in 18 games.  Tallied 2 assists
Emily Perryman Lebanon High School (NH) Bryant University (D1)
Appeared in and started 19 games.  Tallied 5 goals and 2 assists, including 2 game-winning goals
Janaye Sakkas Monta Vista High School (CA) University of California- Berkeley (D1) Appeared in 19 games, started 17.  Tallied 7 goals and 2 assists (2nd on team)
Erin Scherrer Cape Henry Collegiate (VA) Duke University (D1) Appeared in 15 games
Kennedy Schumacher Kent Denver School (CO) Stanford University (D1) Redshirt
Ellie Seid Mamaroneck High School (NY) Brown University (D1) Appeared in 17 games, started 4.  Tallied 4 goals and 1 assist, including 2 game-winning goals
Karen Seid Mamaroneck High School (NY) University of Pennsylvania (D1) Appeared in and started 16 games.  Tallied 1 assist.
Kacie Smith Norwood High School (MA) Stonehill College (D2) Appeared in 21 games, started 19.  Tallied 14 goals and 7 assists. Second Team All-Northeast 10, All-Rookie Team
Lucy Stillman Rice Memorial High School (VT) St. Lawrence University (D3)
Appeared in 10 games, started 9.  Tallied 1 assist
Katherine Tarlas Cor Jesu Academy (MO)
Not playing in college
Rachel Thomson Reading High School (MA) University of New Hampshire (D1) Appeared in 9 games
Eva Toffoloni Phillips Academy (MA) Yale University (D1) Appeared in and started 17 games.  Tallied 1 goal
Sophia Tornetta Agnes Irwin School (PA) Princeton University (D1) Appeared in and started in 18 games.  Tallied 7 goals and 9 assists
Emily Tran Serra High School (CA) Missouri State University (D1) Appeared in and started 18 games.  Tallied 1 goal
Sterre Van Ede Colorado Academy (CO) Cal-Berkeley (D1) in 2016
Took a gap year
Kate Venezia (GK) Sacred Heart Academy (KY) Unknown
 
Katie Walsh Ballard High School (KY) University of Louisville (D1) Appeared in 12 games
Elise Wong Lake Forest High School (IL) Princeton University (D1) Appeared in and started in 18 games.  Tallied 6 assists
Renee Wright Skowhegan Area High School (ME) Unknown
 
Kathleen Young Essex High School (VT) Harvard University (D1) All Ivy League Honorable Mention.  Appeared in 17 games, started 6.  Tallied 5 goals and 4 assists