Feature: 2019 Samantha Spera



Plymouth Whitmarsh High School junior Samantha Spera commits to Hofstra University!


Player Name: Samantha Spera
Grad Year: 2019
College Choice: Hofstra University (D1)
Date Committed: April 30, 2018

Position: Midfield
State: Pennsylvania

High School: Plymouth Whitmarsh High School
Club: WC Eagles
Honors/Accomplishments: 2017 Pennsylvania AAA First Team All-State, First Team Suburban One American Conference, WC Eagles U18 National Club Championship Team Tour to China

What will you major in/study?: Undecided
Why did you choose this school?:I chose Hofstra University due to the perfect combination of academics and athletics. Hofstra has a lot to offer and I have appreciated the spirit and encouragement from the coaching staff and team.

Other colleges considered: Bucknell, Lafayette, Lehigh, Lock Haven
Anyone you would like to thank?: First, I’d like to thank my club WC Eagles and the passionate leadership from Jun and Richard Kentwell, along with Guy Cathro and Melissa McCarthy. They have helped me develop into the player I am now by providing me with countless opportunities and forcing me to play outside of my comfort zone. I would also like to thank my coaches at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, Charise Halteman and Marianne Paparone for always believing in me and contributing to my growth on and off the field. Thank you to my teammates for constantly encouraging me to do my best and supporting me through all practices and games. Most importantly, I’d like to thank my wonderful parents who have stuck by my side and motivated me through all of my years of playing field hockey. Thank you to Coach Kathy and Coach Courtney! I am so humble for this wonderful opportunity. I cannot wait to join the Hofstra field hockey team! Go Pride!

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