BEARING DOWN: Emma Quigley goes after the ball in action last fall during her freshman season for the Brown University field hockey team. Former Princeton Day School star Quigley made 12 appearances and scored a goal in her debut campaign for the Bears. Next week, she starts preseason practice for her sophomore season. (Photo Courtesy of Brown’s Office of Athletic Communications)
When Emma Quigley began the recruiting process for college field hockey, one school jumped to the top of her list.
“I started sophomore year, looking at and researching schools,” said Quigley, a former Princeton Day School standout who recorded 44 goals and 20 assists in her career with the Panthers, earning All-Prep and All-County honors.
“I loved Brown from the start. I thought it was a bit of a reach academically because it is such a great school. I e-mailed the coach as a sophomore. My dad went to grad school there. I loved the campus.”
With some support from PDS head coach Tracey Arndt, Quigley ended up finding a spot at Brown.
“Jill (Brown head coach Jill Reeve) knew Tracey from Penn State and the U.S. national team,” said Quigley. “She was amazing helping me, sending Jill e-mails.”
Last fall, Quigley enjoyed a solid freshman campaign for the Bears, appearing in 12 games at forward and scoring a goal.
Next week, Quigley will start her second preseason camp, steeled by what she learned last summer.
“It was hard, any college freshman is nervous going in and playing a sport is even more pressure,” said Quigley. more