DOVER, Del. - In recognition of NCAA Division III Week, five Wolverines student-athletes will be featured on GoWesleyAthletics.com, the official site of Wesley College Athletics, with one athlete being unveiled each day. Included in the feature will be why the student-athlete chose Wesley along with highlights of the student-athlete's academic and athletic career.
Junior Biology Major from Milton, Del.
I have always been a Hockey player. Since I was seven, my life revolved around practice times, tournaments, sore muscles and smelly shin guards. With that said, it obviously wasn't a question that I would continue to play in college if I got the chance. When it came time to look at schools, I needed to be sure that I would be able to play and do well in my classes, so picking the right school for me was crucial. There are a few important things that led me to Wesley. As a Biology major, one of the reasons why Wesley was a great choice for me was due to its proximity to the beach. The college of marine studies is under an hour away if I were to intern there for school. Also, I have found that the science department here is great for me because the classes are small, and it isn't hard to get individual help from your professor if needed. I also see people I know every day; you are not just a number here! In addition, I was drawn to Wesley because at this school it is so easy to get involved. On my tour, I learned how many different organizations there are on campus and just how many opportunities I would have as far as work experience, community service, or just things to do in my free time. While here, I worked for one organization, and helped start another, both of which allowed me to gain experience with talking in front of large groups of people, put together events and fundraisers, and meet people who I would not have been able to meet through sports. My choice to come to Wesley thinking back was actually a lot easier than I had initially realized. I love my team, and my coaches and I of course still love field hockey, but the science program, the small size and the large array of experiences I have had here off the field have impacted me in ways I never could have imagined.
Price has been the model of consistency since stepping onto campus in 2011, starting in all but one of her 63 games and tallying 11 goals and ten points for 32 points in her career. Named a National Field Hockey Coaches Association Academic All-American as a freshman, Price had her best season as a sophomore in 2012, tallying five points and five assists for 15 points and was named to the Capital Athletic Conference Second Team.
This past season, Price recorded three goals and four assists for ten points and was credited with her second career game-winning goal with a tally against McDaniel.