COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The highly-successful Maryland field hockey program will welcome three new student-athletes next summer as part of the second phase of Maryland's class of 2017. Brooke DeBerdine, Kyler Greenwalt and Hannah Menge all signed on to come to College Park in the summer of 2017.
Sophie Giezeman and Mayv Clune signed on to enroll in the University of Maryland in January 2017, head coach Missy Meharg and her staff announced in November.
Midfield • Penn Manor High School
About DeBerdine: Played four years of varsity field hockey at Penn Manor… scored 54 goals, 63 assists in her career and 24 goals, 28 assists as a senior…named a High School All-American…team has won four straight section championships, two league championships, finished top four in the state twice and were co-state champions in 2014…named Penn Manor Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016 and earned the Coaches Award in 2014…named to the All-State Team, All-Section First Team, All-League Team, All-Region Team…named to the U.S. Under-21 Junior World Cup roster for November 2016…has been on the Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 teams for the last three years…plays for Nook Field Hockey…team won national indoor title in 2014.
Meharg on DeBerdine: "Brooke will enroll in Maryland's Biomechanics program in September of 2017. Because of her natural speed on and off the ball, Brooke is one of the most exciting players to wear a Terp jersey. It is no surprise she hails from the same high school as former Terp Jill Witmer, who took her speed to the recent Olympic Games in Rio. Brooke is intensely focused, intellectually fearless and can play any position called upon. As a young member of USA's Under-21 squad she competed in the Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile.”
DeBerdine on Maryland: "I came to Maryland because of the positive atmosphere that the team and coaches displayed on the field and off the field. Plus, all the various possibilities they have regarding academics in a strong program that allows exploration through careers. Maryland was the perfect location and campus for me, and I can’t wait to get to know the University of Maryland even more next year!”
Gambrills, Md. • Archbishop Spalding High School
About Greenwalt: Played four years of varsity field hockey at Archbishop Spalding…named a Third Team High School All-American…team finished first in the IAAM in freshman and sophomore years…tallied 47 goals and 43 assists over her career…has been named All-Country in freshman, sophomore junior seasons so far and All-State in sophomore and junior years…named All-Conference, All-Region and All-Metro in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and an All-American in junior and senior years…plays with Freedom Hockey…named JPOL MVP in 2015 and 2016 and MVP of the Maryland club championship…team won JPOL in 2013, 2014, 2014, 106 and NIT championships all four years as well…competed with the U.S. Under-17 Team the last two years and was named to the U.S. Under-19 Team.
Meharg on Greenwalt: "Kyler is a risky, high tempo Marylander who does the unexpected in such an athletic way. Kyler possesses top speed elimination skills, coupled with a fiery attitude to win the moment. Kyler's charisma is contagious. She has been in and around Terp hockey since her hockey beginnings and it is fitting she study and compete as a Terp. The University of Maryland is honored for the state’s top 2017 high school player studying and competing in College Park. Kyler and present freshman Logan Edmondson played together at Archbishop Spalding.”
Greenwalt on Maryland: "When I was in third grade, I used to come to the Maryland field hockey games and I was a ball girl. Ever since my first time out there as a ball girl, Maryland became my dream school and a future goal I would focus on reaching. Playing for Missy Meharg was the main reason I fell in love, but there was also the fact that the girls were all so talented and treated each other like sisters. I wanted to be a part of that.”
Honey Brook, Pa. • Twin Valley High School
About Menge: Played four years at Twin Valley...team won the state and county titles in 2015 and the county title in 2013…tallied 28 goals and 54 assists with a defensive save in her career…earned Division MVP honors in 2016…named All-Division in freshman and sophomore seasons and All-County as both a junior and senior…earned All-State honors in 2016…also named All-State as a sophomore and junior…named junior captain in 2015 and speaking captain as a senior…served as a scholarly athlete for Congressman Patrick Meehan…played for XCalibur Hockey team finished third in the club championships in 2014, won their pool in the National Indoor Tournament in 2015…was named Under-16 JPIL MVP in 2013.
Meharg on Menge: "Hail to the days and needs of the great natural defenders. This is Hannah. She is powerful and ruthlesss in her ability and desire to deny someone the ball and tackle on reception. Hannah is a very gifted student and naturally applies this intelligence to the game. Hannah and freshman standout Kelee Lepage were teammates at both Twin Valley High School, where they won a state title, and XCalibur Hockey Club. Hannah competed internationally with USA's Under-17 national team alongside fellow Terp signees Mayv Clune, Brooke Deberdine and Kyler Greenwalt.”
Menge on Maryland: "I chose Maryland because I love the atmosphere of the campus. Everyone walks around wearing their Maryland gear and they are all so proud to be there. I also love the coaches and players. They all have great personalities and a desire to always work at the highest intensity at all times. I can't wait to be a part of it!”
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