Congratulations Emma Leppert, Villanova University!

Commitment story by Philfh:

Class of 2021
Bishop Shanahan
Main Line Mayhem FHC
Goalkeeper

College Commitment: Villanova University
NCAA Division I / Big East
committed November 26, 2019

Will major in: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Undecided

On choosing Villanova: “Villanova has always been my dream school. It is incredible in all areas that are important to me: academically for its rigorous curriculum and great reputation, athletically to play for an amazing coach and staff who share my same values, spiritually to be able to continue my Catholic education with its unique Augustinian identity, and socially to be a part of a student body full of pride/school spirit.”

Other colleges considered: Fairfield University and Lafayette College

Field hockey honors:
2019 Elected as HS Team Captain for 2020
2019 First Team All Ches-Mont
2019 Philafieldhockey Top 10 HS GK Stats #2 Save Percentage, #7 GAA
2019 9/11 & 10/27 Philafieldhockey Defensive Player of the Week
2019 U19 NIT Pool Champions
2018 Shooting Star U19 Pool A Champions
2018 and 2019 Selected for Mayhem’s Leadership Program
2018 Mayhem’s first International Team Scotland
2017-2019 G.E.M. (going the extra mile) HS Team Award voted by teammates and coaches

Other activities: Campus Ministry Club, Catholic Athletes Club, Community Service Club (Homeroom Representative), Respect Life Club

Other honors: Honor Roll

Best field hockey moment: “My best Mayhem moment was winning our U19 NIT with my U16 team and sharing the experience with an incredible group of athletes who I admire so much. My best high school moment was this past record-breaking season with my team and making it to states for the first time in Bishop Shanahan’s school history.”

Field hockey goals: “My goals are to continue to train hard, learn as much as I can both here and abroad, and improve my skills to make a significant contribution to my team. As a goalkeeper I want to earn the respect of my team, motivate them, and have successful winning seasons.”

Leppert’s shout-out: “I would like to thank my biggest supporters my “famsquad” (my parents and sisters Rachel and Becca) for their constant support and love. I would like to thank my gk coaches/trainers over the years: Erica Crell, Ainslie Rhoads, Marybeth Freeman, and Emily Snowden. Thank you to all of my Mayhem coaches including Ally, Morgan, and Hannah and especially Alex McMahan for her positive motivational leadership style and for all of the wonderful opportunities she and her club has provided me. Thanks to all of my Bishop Shanahan coaches for their continuous efforts to develop me as player and person, and to all of my teammates (high school and club) for inspiring me to improve every day and for making the sport so incredibly fun. Words cannot express my gratitude to Coach Milhous, Coach Karlie, and Coach Carrera for this incredible honor to be a part of the Villanova field hockey family and making my dream come true.”