2024 Ella Gaitan
commits to University of Maryland!

Player Name: Ella Gaitan
Grad Year: 2024
College Choice:
 University of Maryland (D1)
Date Committed: July 17, 2022
State: New Jersey
High School: Blair Academy
Club: Centercourt
Position: Forward/Midfield
Honors/Accomplishments: 2022 USA Rise Selection Camp, U19 Stars & Stripes Game, Nexus Championship, 2021 MAX Field Hockey Second Team All-New Jersey Region, First Team MAPL, NJISA Prep “A” All-State First Team, U16 Stars & Stripes Game, AAU Junior Olympics, Nexus Championship 
What will you major in/study?: Undecided
Why did you choose this school?: I chose the University of Maryland for its incredible academics, highly competitive field hockey program, great team environment, and most importantly its amazing coaching staff that I know will help me bring my game to the next level.
Other Colleges considered: Various
Who would you like to thank?: I would like to thank my Centercourt teammates for always pushing me to be my best, my coach Brett Clay for constantly challenging me and making me into the player I am today, and to my family for always pushing me to be the best version of myself and providing me with opportunities I can never repay them for. I’d also like to thank the Maryland coaching staff for believing in me. I am truly blessed to have all of you in my life. I can’t wait to be a Terp!