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Athlete Spotlight: Julie Post

By MHSFHA, 02/25/18, 4:45PM EST

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Julie Post, will attend Haverford College, a leading liberal arts school just outside of Philadelphia.  She will begin her career as a student athlete this fall.

Athlete Spotlight: Julie Post

Julie Post, will attend Haverford College, a leading liberal arts school just outside of Philadelphia.  She will begin her career as a student athlete this fall.

 

Julie began her love of the game, in middle school while attending Greenhills School.  She then came to Pioneer for high school, where she continued to grow and develop into her role as starting defender and captain of the 2017 team.  Julie has been a four year athlete with the pioneer field hockey program.  She is a two time state champion and played in the final four her senior year. 

 

Julie is described by her teammates as a true team player.  She consistently brought out the best in others as she maintained a positive spirit and a competitive passion for her team and the game.  She’s been an exemplary role model, consistently demonstrating true sportsmanship with her team and throughout competition in the state of Michigan.  She is deeply respected by teammates and coaches for her wisdom on and off the field.  She has paved the way for future Pioneer players and will always be part of the PFH family.

 

In Julie’s words, “I’m very blessed to have found field hockey and to have had the people and coaches that supported me in my career thus far. This sport is so much to me, empowering me and other young women. It was actually the first sport I took up after I was cleared to do activities in sixth grade, since prior to that I had been battling with an eating disorder and was barred from physical activity. Through field hockey I have met great people, and made friends I consider family, but the most important thing I have learned so far is that anyone can be a champion because anyone can work hard, it's just a matter of putting your heart into it.

                                                                                                                                      

One of the finest teachers and coaches at Pioneer, Steve Rodriguez stated, “Julie has worked with our special needs students at Pioneer in adaptive PE, where she is kind and compassionate every day. She exemplifies the true meaning of student athlete.”

 

Julie plans to pursue a degree in Biology while at Haverford, with aspirations of continued education and a career in the medical field of nursing.  Julie has been an outstanding representative for Pioneer field hockey. 

 

Julie Post – Fast Facts

College Commitment – Haverford College

Intended Major – Biology Field Hockey Accomplishments – Team Captain (2017), Voted PFH “Player’s Player Award (2017), NFHCA Academic Award (2017), MHSFHA Academic Award (2017), Fer De Lance Field Hockey Club 2012-present; Pinnacle Field Hockey clinics and training

Field Hockey Achievements – Voted Pioneer Team Captain 2017, Voted 2017 Varsity 'Player's Player Award',

2017 M.H.S.F.HA. All-State Academic Award, NFHCA Academic Award 2017,

Division I State Champions 2015, 2016, Fer de LanceField Hockey Club 2012-Present, Pinnacle Field Hockey Club trainings and clinics

 

Additional Achievements – National Honor Society Inductee- June 2016,  Member of Positive Peer Influence (student peer support group), Member of Unified Champion Schools (volunteer working with special needs students),  National Spanish Exam Gold Medal Winner-2014, Greenhills Scholar Award 2012-2013,