Top 100 2023 Payton Maloney
commits to University of Michigan!

Player Name: Payton Maloney
Grad Year: 2023
Player Ranking: Top 100
College Choice:
University of Michigan (D1)
Date Committed: October 4, 2021
State: Michigan
High School: Saline High School
Club: Pinnacle
Position: Midfield
Honors/Accomplishments: 2021 U16 Nexus Championship, AAU Junior Olympics
What will you major in/study?: Exercise Science
Why did you choose this school?:  I have always been a Michigan fan. When I began playing field hockey I loved going to the games at Ocker Field and cheering on the team. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of this amazing field hockey team that has awesome coaches! Michigan is such a great school athletically as well as academically. I am looking forward to studying at a highly respected university which will help me get an excellent education and help me to be successful in my future. I am very eager to work hard academically and athletically, and be pushed to be the best I can be. I know that the University of Michigan is definitely the best fit for me, and I can’t wait to be a part of this team and university.
Other Colleges considered: Michigan State University, Kent State University
 Who would you like to thank?: So many people have helped me achieve my dream of playing field hockey in college. I would like to thank my parents for always supporting and pushing me to be my best. For taking me to practices, tournaments and helping me through the recruiting process. Thank you so much! I also want to thank my high school and club coaches. I would not be able to live out my dream if it weren’t for them; they helped me become a better player, teammate, and person. Each coach I have had has helped shape me into the person I am today. Thank you to the University of Michigan coaches for giving me this opportunity to play at a high level with an amazing team. Last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank my friends and teammates for supporting and pushing me every day at practice and games. They made me a better player and I have made some forever friends through field hockey.