Five Villa Maria Academy High School seniors happily accepted their new collegiate jerseys as they pledged to play during a signing ceremony. Field hockey players Morgan Bosken and Megan Parsons, Volleyball players Shae Murphy and Danielle Hillman, along with soccer player Michelle Kinka have agreed to continue playing at their college of choice next year.
Bosken, Parsons and Kinka had signing ceremonies for their prospective colleges March 4, while Murphy and Hillman celebrated on March 13.
“We are very happy and proud of these student athletes. Their determination, drive and commitment to their sport reflect the quality of their character and their high expectations both in athletics and academics,” Principal Sister Regina Ryan said.
The girls’ achievements and their selected colleges are as follows:
St. Joseph’s University
Bosken has played field hockey at Villa Maria Academy for four years in the forward position. She is currently co-captain of her team. She has received several awards and honors for her skills on the field, including All Main Line Honorable Mention, National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s High School National Academic Squad and Pennsylvania High School Field Hockey Coaches Association Academic Team.
Parsons served as the co-captain of the field hockey team this season after playing at Villa Maria Academy for four years. She was the lead scorer on the team for the past two seasons. Her achievements on the field include being named to the AACA All-Star Team, the All-Main Line First Team, and the All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Second-Team by the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was selected as a member of the All-Area First-Team by the Chester County Daily Local; the Pennsylvania High School Field Hockey Coaches Association (PHSFHCA) All-State First-Team; the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Region Second-Team Selection; the PHSFHCA All-Academic Team; and the NFHCA High School National Academic Squad.
Kinka has played on the soccer team at Villa Maria Academy for four years as the forward, and she is second in the Villa Maria record book for career goals with 53 scores. This year she is tri-captain of her team. She has received several awards and honors for her skills on the field, including Athletic Association of Catholic Academies First Team All-Stars for two years; All-Main Line First Team and All-Chester County First Team. She was also named the team offensive’s most valuable player for the past two years.
Franklin & Marshal
Murphy has played the position of libero on the Villa Maria volleyball team for four years. She is currently the co-captain of the team. While participating in volleyball, she has received several awards and honors, including Athletic Association of Catholic Academies League All-Star for two years; Daily Local Player of the Year; Daily Local All Area Team, first team; Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association All State AA Team; All-State Team; and All District 1 Class AA team.
Hillman is the middle hitter for Villa Maria’s volleyball team. She has played for the past four years, and received several awards and honors for her athleticism. These acclamations include Athletic Association of Catholic Academies League All-State for two years; Daily Local All Area Team; Daily Local All Area Team, honorable mention; Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association All State AA Team; and All District 1 Class AA Team.
About Villa Maria Academy
Villa Maria Academy High School (Malvern, Pa.) is a private Catholic high school, preparing girls for college and beyond in the tradition of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At Villa Maria, students are taught to be critical thinkers and confident leaders. These young ladies pursue a course of study that will continually reinforce analytical problem-solving skills, high-level thinking, and increasingly independent work. Villa Maria empowers young women to lead lives of spiritual growth, intellectual inquiry and Christian service. For more information, visit www.vmahs.org.