Congratulations, Bridget Gallagher – Liberty University

College commit story by PhilaFH

College Commitment: Liberty University
NCAA Division I / Big East
Advanced to Big East Tournament, 2nd round
committed February 13, 2018

Intended major: International Relations/History

On choosing Liberty: “I knew as soon as I stepped foot on campus that I could see myself playing and learning there for the next four years. The beautiful campus and comfortable atmosphere feel like home away from home. The coaches were extremely welcoming and their vision for their program is something I know I want to be a part of.”

Other programs considered: Lehigh University, University of Massachusetts – Lowell, College of the Holy Cross, Providence College

Field hockey honors:
2017 Keith Waldman – Optimal Performance Associates/NFHCA High School National Academic Squad
2017 Philafieldhockey.com Student-Athlete of the Week
2017 National Hockey Festival Pool Champions
2017 PIAA State Field Hockey Championships
2017 PIAA District 1 Field Hockey Playoffs – Finished in 4th place
2017 Shooting Stars Easter Showcase Pool Champions
2016 and 2017 NIT Pool Champions
2015 and 2016 Pioneer Athletic Conference (PAC) Champions

Other sports: Track and Field

Other honors: National Honor Society, Honor Roll

Best field hockey moment: “Making it to our the PIAA state quarterfinals for the first time in our high school’s program history.”

Field hockey goals: “I want to continue to grow as a player, leader, and teammate. My immediate goals are to win the Pioneer Athletic Conference Championship and go deep into district and state playoffs. My long-term goals are to push myself as a player, make an immediate impact at Liberty, and help them win the Big East Conference.”

Gallagher’s shout-out: “I want to first thank my parents for allowing me to become the player, student, and all-around person I am today. Without their support and the time they gave up to drive me to different tournaments and events, I never could have achieved these goals. I would also like to thank my club coaches Alex McMahan and Jenna Knouse for allowing me to develop my abilities and grow as a player even as a new member of Mayhem. I’d like to thank the coaches that I’ve had along the way, especially Erik Enters and Clarence Jennelle. I’d like to thank my high school coaches Amy Hoffman, Kay Royer, and Tony Montes for allowing me to play year-round. Finally, I want to thank Coach Parsley, Coach Barr, and Coach Bolt for giving me the opportunity to continue to pursue my goals of becoming the best player and person I can be at a great university.”

The Main Line Field Hockey Club

The Main Line Field Hockey Club (“Mayhem”) is the first field hockey club to offer advanced skills development in the heart of the Main Line of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. MAYHEM is about MORE than just field hockey. It’s about building confidence in young women that will change their lives, and it’s about coaches who are not only experts in their craft but who serve as role models.