2023 Ella Stephenson
commits to Lehigh University!

Player Name: Ella Stephenson
Grad Year: 2023
College Choice:
Lehigh University (D1)
Date Committed: November 10, 2021
State: New Jersey
High School: Kingsway Regional High School
Club: Uprise
Position: Midfield/Defense
Honors/Accomplishments: 3x Varsity Starter, 2021 First Team All Conference, U19 NEXUS Championship
What will you major in/study?: Undecided
Why did you choose this school?: I chose Lehigh because when I stepped on the campus it really felt like it was where I wanted to be. Everything about Lehigh fit exactly what I was looking for in a college. The wonderful coaching staff, welcoming players, and overall amazing program really assured me that I had made the right decision. It was apparent right away that the culture of the program was something that I wanted to be a part of to help me learn and grow as a player and a person. I know the rigorous academics at Lehigh as well the culture of the amazing field hockey program are going to prepare me well for life after college.
Other Colleges considered: Other Patriot League and Regional Universities
 Who would you like to thank?: First, I would like to thank my family for everything they have done for me to help me achieve this dream and helping to shape me into the person I am today. Thank you to my mom and dad for spending countless hours with me on the turf, driving me to games, practices, and tournaments, and for always teaching me about what hard work can accomplish. Thank you to all my friends for always supporting me in my dreams. To all my teammates throughout the years, thank you all for being such amazing role models for me and for pushing me to be the player that I am today. Thank you to all my many amazing coaches for never doubting the things that I could accomplish and for teaching me your knowledge of the game. Lastly, thank you to Coach Dallmeyer and Coach Dyer for this amazing opportunity. Without all of you, I would never have found my love and passion for field hockey and would not have been able to be given this amazing opportunity!