Field hockey: Methacton's Emily Owens signs with Drexel

Methacton senior Emily Owens signs a national letter of intent to continue her academic and field hockey career at Division I Drexel University during a recent ceremony at the high school that was also attended by, seated from left, Paul Owens (Father), Emily Owens (Drexel Field Hockey), Lori Owens (Mother) and standing from left, Beth Papada (Club Coach), Erin Martire (Club Coach), Sarah Quintois (Methacton Head Coach), Casey Leap (Methacton Assistant Coach), Maryann Harris (Methacton Assistant Coach)

Emily Owens at a glance

High School: Methacton

Graduation Year:2018

College Choice: Drexel University

Parents: Paul and Lori Owens

Major Athletic Honors:
High School Varsity:
Senior Team Captain
PA All-State Second Team (Junior)
1st Team PAC All-Conference (Junior)
1st Team PAC All-League (Junior, Senior)
All-PAC Conference Top Goal Scoring Leader and Points Leader (Senior)
All-PAC Conference Top 10 Goal Scoring Leader and Points Leader (Junior, Sophomore)
1st Team All-Area Pottstown Mercury (Junior)
2nd Team All-Area Pottstown Mercury (Sophomore)
Philafh All-Area Top 10 Stat Leaders - Goal Leader 5 weeks in a row (Senior)
Attacker of The Week Philafh (Senior)
Max FH Class of 2018 Top 100
Senior All-Star Team Selection

USA Field Hockey Olympic Pipeline:
USA Field Hockey Junior National Camp – 2016
USA Field Hockey Junior Olympics (Houston, TX) – 2016
USA Field Hockey Stars and Stripes Elite Team – 2016
USA Field Hockey National Futures Championship Silver Medalist – 2016
USA Field Hockey National Futures Championships 2014, 2015 and 2016

Senior Stats: 4 Years Varsity  
30 goals - 7 assists – 67 points (Senior)
65 career goals -18 career assists - 148 career points
4-Hat trick games including two 4-goal games (Senior)
7-Game-Winning-Goals including PAC Championship game (Senior)

Academic/community service: Cradles-to-Crayons, YMCA Youth Field Hockey and Methacton Youth Field Hockey, Pennies for Paws, Flying-High Therapeutic horse riding, Methacton Mini Thon

College Major: Environmental Science

Other schools under consideration: St. Joseph’s, Princeton, Syracuse University

Why did you choose this school? “I choose Drexel for the amazing coaches and team atmosphere. From the first visit with the coaches and players Drexel felt like home and the coaches like family. I love being in the city and Drexel offers great academics and co-op opportunities. I knew it was the right fit for me.”

Reflections on high school career: “Some of my favorite memories are: Winning 2017 PAC Conference Championships and undefeated season in the PAC Conference my senior year, going to States in 2015 with my sister Gabby and the memories we shared on the team playing together. I’ll remember all the support of our school, friends and family cheering us on. I’m very proud of my team and what we accomplished this year. I will miss all my friends and teammates, we supported each other and formed a tight bond and it showed on the field.” 

Other comments (people to thank):“I would like give special thanks my parents for supporting me and giving me the opportunities to reach my full potential, my sister Gabby for being my role model and best friend. My family and friends who have supported me and came to all my games cheering me on. My high school coaches for all their support, Coach Sarah Quintois, Maryanne Harris, Catie “Cam” and Casey Leap. Thanks to Viper Field Hockey Club, Conchi and coaches, Coach Beth Papada and Erin Martire for taking a young girl with talent and potential to who I am today. And thanks to all the coaches that I have met and guided me on me on this amazing journey. I am especially grateful to Drexel Coaches Denise Zelenak, Nicky Hitchens and Danica Deckard for giving me the amazing opportunity to play for them and welcoming me into their field hockey family!”