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In the first of its athlete spotlight series, MHSFHA would like to congratulate Jessie Trube on her commitment to play field hockey at Slippery Rock University.
In the first of its athlete spotlight series, MHSFHA would like to congratulate Jessie Trube on her commitment to play field hockey at Slippery Rock University. MHSFHA will be spotlighting graduating seniors with athletic commitments to continue their field hockey career in college.
Athlete Spotlight - Center Forward - Jessie Trube - East Grand Rapids High School
Article by: Nora Verdier, East Vision, East Grand Rapids High School
Jessie Trube ‘18 discovered her love for field hockey in the fourth grade when she participated in fall and spring clinics at her elementary school. Eight years later, she has gone through all four years of high school playing field hockey, and will continue to throughout college.
Trube has committed to play at Slippery Rock University, a Division II school in Pennsylvania, and she could not be more excited.
“Field hockey has always had a positive impact on my life - it has boosted my confidence and has acted as a good stress reliever throughout high school,” Trube said.
While field hockey has been a major part of her life since she first fell in love with the sport in fourth grade, Trube not only has enjoyed the physical aspects of field hockey, but the social aspects as well.
“My favorite part about field hockey is the team,” Trube explains. “I really like playing, but I also love the support from teammates.”
Because she has been on the field hockey team since her freshman year, Trube has developed lasting friendships with team members who have always cheered each other on to get through the daily stresses of being a high school student. Overall, their support has made her a more confident and happy person.
A notable moment of Trube’s field hockey career was the “Somewhere in Time” vintage game in which each player dressed up and reenacted a 1905 field hockey game.
“It was a really fun time and a good experience,” Trube said.
However, this is only one of the many amazing moments Trube has from playing on the EGR field hockey team.
“In these past four years,” Trube recollects, “I would describe field hockey as wild, fun, and productive.”
East Grand Rapids varsity field hockey coach Ingrid Fournier said that even though this was her first year coaching her, she was impressed with her leadership because of her intensity and her love of field hockey.
“Her passion for the sport is obvious to anyone who is able to witness her tenacity on the field,” Fournier said.
With all of the great memories Trube has gained throughout her four years as a member of the East Grand Rapids team, she will greatly miss it. However, playing high school field hockey has given her both the physical and mental experience that will help her be a successful field hockey player in college.
Through years of playing, Trube has learned that “field hockey takes not only a lot of athleticism, but also a lot of dedication, self-motivation, and a positive attitude.”
With these skills and mindset that she has acquired throughout her high school career, Trube is excited to move on to a higher level of field hockey and will surely have an amazing time playing the sport she loves.
Jessie Trube Fast Facts:
College Commitment: Slippery Rock University
Intended Major: Exercise Science, 6 year Doctorate - Physical Therapy
Field Hockey Accomplishments: All State Selection (2016, 2017). EGR leading scorer (22 goals, 4 assists - 2017, 12 goals, 9 assists - 2016). USA Field Hockey National Futures Tournament (alternate, Region 9). USA Field Hockey Level 1 Futures Training, USA Field Hockey National Festival Tournament Pool H Champion
Additional Achievements: Summa Cum Laude, East Grand Rapids High School, Runner-up State Track Meet 4X100 Relay 2017, 1st Team All-State 2017. U16 Fox Motors AAA Hockey Team leading scorer (2016-17). Volunteer - Therapy and Fun Summer Camp, youth spokesperson - Comprehensive Center Agency.