2018 Olivia Hoover

TOP 100 Methacton senior Olivia Hoover
commits to Harvard University!

PLAYER NAME: Olivia Hoover


HIGH SCHOOL:  Methacton High School (PA)

CLUB: Viper Field Hockey

POSITION: Forward/Midfield


HONORS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2016 1st Team All-State, 1st Team PAC-10, 1st Team Pottstown Mercury, NFHCA National Academic Squad, Liberty Division Conference leading scorer.  3x NFC selection, 2x AAU Junior Olympics selection, U16 & U19 Indoor National Team member

COLLEGE CHOICE: Harvard University (Division I – Ivy League)

DATE COMMITTED:  Committed to the Admissions process Summer 2016

HARVARD IN 2016: Finished 12-6, Ivy League Champions, #15 Final Coaches Poll, #15 in Final NCAA Rankings, lost to Syracuse in first round of NCAA Tournament 1-5

OTHER COLLEGES CONSIDERED:  Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell University

WHAT WILL YOU MAJOR IN/STUDY?  Undecided (maybe biomedical engineering or molecular biology)

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE HARVARD?  “I knew from the moment I stepped on campus for the first time that Harvard was where I wanted to go.  All the players and coaches who are part of the program show so much passion for the game, while still creating a great family atmosphere.  That, in combination with the amazing academic opportunities, became an offer I could never pass up.”

ANYONE YOU WOULD LIKE TO THANK?  “ I would like to thank my entire family for the endless support they have showed me all these years. I thank my parents for never missing a game, driving me to every tournament and showcase, and teaching me everything I would ever need to know on and off the field. Thanks to my sister for giving me someone to look up to for my entire life and showing me how to never give up. Thank you Pop Pop for being my biggest fan and never missing a game. Thanks to all of my teammates for always supporting me and giving me an amazing group of friends. I also want to thank all of my coaches, Coach Quintois, Coach Harris, Coach Leap, Coach Cam, Coach Erin, Coach Beth, Coach Terri Cameron, and Coach Katelyn for shaping me into the person I am today. Thank you Conchi for making the Viperdome my home away from home for the past 10 years. The memories I have made at Viper will last a lifetime. Finally, I want to thank Coach Tjerk for believing in me and inviting me to become a part of his Harvard family.”

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