2022 Grace Schmelzinger
commits to Colgate University!

Player Name: Grace Schmelzinger
Grad Year: 2022
College Choice: Colgate University (D1)
Date Committed: September 13, 2021
State: New York
High School: Orchard Park High School
Club: WNY
Position: Midfield
Honors/Accomplishments: 2021 Varsity Captain, U19 Nexus Championship, 2021 & 2020 MAX Field Hockey Northeast Region Player to Watch, 2019 and 2020 USA Futures Level 1 training, 2020 Varsity MVP, First Team ECIC All-Star, First Team All-Western New York, Section VI All-State
What will you major in/study?: Political Science or Economics
Why did you choose this school?:  Colgate is the perfect combination of academic and athletic challenge. I have loved Coach Cornell since I started working with her in Futures training, and I am excited about the sense of community on the team and at the school.
Other Colleges considered: Bucknell University, Ithaca College, University of Rochester, SUNY Geneseo
 Who would you like to thank?:I would like to thank my family for being my biggest cheerleaders. My mom was my very first coach, and I would not be the player I am today without her. I am also grateful to my coaches and teammates at WNY FHC, and my coaches and teammates at Orchard Park High School: all of them keep field hockey challenging and fun!