2024 Natalie Machiran
commits to the University of Michigan!

Player Name: Natalie Machiran
Grad Year: 2024
College Choice:
University of Michigan (D1)
Date Committed: September 26, 2022
State: Maryland
High School: Mt. Hebron
Club: Freedom HKY
Position: Midfield
Honors/Accomplishments: 2022 MAX Field Hockey Mid-Atlantic Region Player to Watch, USA Women’s 2023 U-21 & Development Squad selection camp, Senior Nexus Championship, 2022 USA Women’s Rise National Team traveling squad vs Canada series, USA Women’s Rise National team, U16 NXC Stars and Stripes selection, U16 USA Women’s National team, U16 JNC selection, U14 Stars and Stripes selection, 2021 High School – First team All County, FHCAMD All State Honorable Mention
What will you major in/study?: Kinesiology/Physical Therapy
Why did you choose this school?: I love the atmosphere at Michigan and it’s such a great program! The coaches are incredible which you can see within the team and how they relate to each other. It’s a big deal for me to be a part of a team that is like family. The education at Michigan is another huge part of my decision as I am looking to go into physical therapy and Michigan has a top-rated Kinesiology program. Additionally, the campus and facilities are amazing!
Other Colleges considered: Several Big 10 and ACC schools
Who would you like to thank?: I would like to thank my parents for investing their time and energy into me, which helped me grow as a player and gain this amazing opportunity to play for the University of Michigan! I also want to thank all of my coaches who’ve mentored me and help me grow not only as a player, but as a person! In addition, I’m grateful for my club, high school and USA teammates for their continued advice and support along the way. Finally, a huge thank you to Ameliet Rischen who I’ve learned from and looked up to for so many years now!