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Brightbill Commits to Stevenson University (NCAA D-III)

By Chris Baer, 02/24/20, 1:00PM EST


19U-TI Forward will play her college hockey in MD

The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers Girls are proud to announce the commitment of 19U-TI forward, Emily “Cheeks” Brightbill, to Stevenson University (NCAA D-III).  Located in Maryland, Stevenson competes in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC). The UCHC has 12 teams total; Stevenson plays in the UCHC South Division, along with Manhattanville, Neumann, Chatham, Lebanon Valley, and Alvernia.

Brightbill is in her 3rd season with the Jr Flyers, including 2 at the 14U-TI level.  The Annville, PA native has been an important part of the team this year, mainly as a center.  Her consistent two-way play has helped the team to compete and establish their identity.

Brightbill has been a great locker room presence, with Coach Mary Restuccia adding, “she has the rare ability to turn any frown upside down, whether she is on or off the ice. She is an extremely coachable player and is always looking for ways to improve her game. Stevenson is lucky to have recruited such a great team player.”

Congrats and good luck to Cheeks! Stevenson U. – Class of 2024.