|Jr Flyers Girls - College List|
|First Name||Last Name||School||Year|
|Grace||Dwyer||Cornell University (NCAA D-I)||2022-23|
Cornell University (NCAA D-I)
|Riley||Grimley||UConn (NCAA D-I)||2021-22|
|Ava||Rinker||UConn (NCAA D-I)||2021-22|
|Hannah||O'Rourke||Arcadia University (NCAA D-III)||2021-22|
|Sophia||Boyle||Chatham University (NCAA D-III)||2020-21|
|Maria||Sallese||Penn State University (ACHA D-I)||2020-21|
|Julia||Nimeh||University of Delaware (ACHA D-I)||2020-21|
|Samantha||Schultz||University of Delaware (ACHA D-I)||2020-21|
|Emily||Brightbill||Stevenson University (NCAA D-III)||2020-21|
|Katelyn||Reid||Stevenson University (NCAA D-III)||2020-21|
|Eva||Hamel||Hobart/William Smith College (NCAA D-III)||2020-21|
|Sally||Solotaroff-Webber||Bowdoin College (NCAA D-III)||2020-21|
|Jane||McCarter||Bowdoin College (NCAA D-III)||2020-21|
|Jackie||Miller||Bowdoin College (NCAA D-III)||2020-21|
|Raelena||Hughes||Kings College (NCAA D-III)||2020-21|
|Sierra||Moore||St. Olaf College (NCAA D-III)||2020-21|
|Ainsley||Shin||St. Olaf College (NCAA D-III)||2020-21|
|Emma||Simpson||Lebanon Valley College (NCAA D-III)||2019-20|
|Georgia||Wunder||Neumann U. (NCAA D-III)||2019-20|
|Lauren||Czymek||Alvernia U. (NCAA D-III)||2019-20|
|Gianna||Manzi||Wilkes College (NCAA D-III)||2019-20|
|Alexis||Papoutsis||Adrian College (ACHA D-I)||2019-20|
|Claire||Sheehan||Loyola-Chicago (ACHA D-I)||2019-20|
|Katelyn||Brightbill||Franklin Pierce College (NCAA D-I)||2019-20|
|Annika||Neufeld-Kreider||SUNY Oswego (NCAA D-III)||2018-19|
|Delaney||Carle||Nazareth College (NCAA D-III)||2018-19|
|Miki||Rubin||Nazareth College (NCAA D-III)||2018-19|
|Taylor||Cullen||Neumann U. (NCAA D-III)||2018-19|
|Morgan||Cullen||Univ. of Delaware (ACHA D-I)||2018-19|
|Jacy||Kuhlman||Endicott College (NCAA D-III)||2018-19|
|Jennifer||Porter||Syracuse U. (ACHA D-I)||2018-19|
Univ. of Notre Dame (ACHA D-II)
St. Norbert's College (NCAA D-III)
|Alexa||Weiderhold||SUNY Canton (NCAA D-III)||2017-18|
|Kate||Winstanley||Norwich U. (NCAA D-III)||2017-18|
|Abby||Shows||Stevenson U. (NCAA D-III)||2017-18|
|Nina||Pugliese||Lebanon Valley College (NCAA D-III)||2017-18|
|Erin||Bonner||Penn State U. (ACHA D-I)||2017-18|
West Chester, PA – The Jr. Flyers Girls are excited to announce the commitment of 19U Tier I defenseman, Leah Stecker, to Penn State University (2022-23). PSU plays in the College Hockey America (CHA) Conference of NCAA D-I, along with Mercyhurst, Robert Morris, Syracuse, RIT, and Lindenwood. Head Coach, Jeff Kampersal, is entering his 4th Season with the Nittany Lions, who play out of Pegula Ice Arena in State College, PA.
Stecker is in her first season with the Jr. Flyers. Prior to joining the Jr. Flyers, the New Jersey-native spent several seasons with the NJ Colonials Girls program. She also plays high school hockey for Morristown-Beard, where she was named the 2019-20 “NJ.com Girls Ice Hockey Player of the Year”. The Junior defenseman was also selected to represent the Atlantic District in St. Cloud, MN at the 2018 USA Hockey 15 Player Development Camp.
On her decision, Stecker said, “I chose Penn State for the incredible hockey program, the coaching staff, strong academics, and an overall great fit for my personality. I know I will continue to develop as a player and student when I’m in an environment that supports student athletes.”
With her commitment, Stecker becomes the 8th NCAA commit on the current 19U roster. Congrats, Leah!
West Chester, PA – The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers Girls are pleased to announce the commitment of 19U Defenseman, Grace Dwyer, to Cornell University starting in the Fall of 2022. Dwyer will be joining her sister, Lucy (lacrosse commit), as well as current Jr. Flyers teammate, Alexa Davis, at Cornell. Located in Ithaca NY, the Big Red finished their 2019-20 season as the #1-ranked team in Women’s hockey and Head Coach, Doug Derraugh, was named Coach of the Year.
Dwyer is entering her 4th season with the Jr. Flyers, including a 14U Bronze medal at 2018 Nationals, where she led the tournament in goals. This past season, the 5’9”, 155-lbs. Wynnewood-native compiled 30 goals, 31 assists, and a +81 rating in 65 games, while leading the team in shots (201) and PP assists (12).
Jr. Flyers Coach/GM, Chris Baer, said “Gracie is an exceptional young lady – her work ethic, competitiveness, and attention to detail are unmatched. She gets better every day and we are all extremely excited to see what the future holds for her. Watching her develop and mature as a person, player, and leader, has been truly remarkable.”
Prior to joining the Jr. Flyers, Dwyer began her skating & hockey career at Wissahickon Skating Club before moving on to play 5 seasons with the Valley Forge Minutemen 2004 team. During that time, she also competed at the Brick Invitational for Team Pennsylvania and the PeeWee Quebec Tournament for the Hershey Jr. Bears.
In her statement, Dwyer wrote:
“First of all, I would like to thank my coaches, teammates, friends, and family for all their continued support with my dreams and aspirations. I would like to thank Coach Baer, Coach Restuccia, and Coach Beats (Jr. Flyers). And also, Coach Sutow, Coach Geverd, Coach Tyson, and Coach Porkka (Minutemen). I also want to thank Wissahickon Skating Club, especially my dad and Richie Podulka, for teaching me the game early on and always encouraging me.
I chose Cornell because of its great academics and hockey and lacrosse programs. I felt that it was the best place for me on and off the ice and field. I can’t wait to be a part of Cornell’s school and athletic programs! #GBR”
Congratulations, Gracie! Cornell University Class of 2026.
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The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers Girls are pleased to announce the commitment of 19U-TI forward, Katelyn Reid, to Stevenson University (NCAA D-III). The Stevenson Mustangs play out of Reisterstown Sportsplex in Baltimore County, Maryland and are a member of the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC).
Reid, currently in her 2nd season with the Jr. Flyers, won a USA Hockey Nationals bronze-medal in Amherst, NY as a member of the 16U-AA last season. Reid plays a big role for the 19U team this season, constantly bringing energy to the team with her speed, grit, and tenacity on the ice.
Coach Terry Carkner said, “Katie gives it her all on the ice during games and practices. Her personality will be a great addition to any locker room”. He continued, “Stevenson will be lucky to have her as part of their program.”
Congratulations and best of luck to Katie Reid! Stevenson U. – Class of 2024.
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.
The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers are pleased to announce the commitment of 19UAA defenseman, Hannah O’Rourke, to Arcadia University. Hannah serves as team captain this season and won a bronze medal with the 16UAA team at Nationals last season.
Located in Glenside (PA), Arcadia is a new Men’s/Women’s NCAA D-III program, playing out of Hatfield Ice Arena starting in 2021-22. Kelsey Koelzer will be the first Head Coach of the Arcadia Knights women’s ice hockey team.
When asked about O’Rourke, Coach Koelzer said “I’m excited to have Hannah as a part of our future program... not just for her on-ice skill and versatility, but for her attitude and leadership abilities as well. I’ve had nothing but amazing interactions with her, her coaches, and her family...she is going to a great addition to the program”.
Congrats to Hannah and her family! Arcadia University - Class of ‘25.
The Philadelphia Jr Flyers are excited to announce the acceptance of 19U Forward, Jackie Miller, to Bowdoin College, where she will continue her hockey career within the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). The NESCAC consists of highly selective and competitive liberal arts colleges, both academically and athletically. Bowdoin is located in Brunswick, Maine and was founded in 1794.
Miller has been with the Jr Flyers Girls since the programs’ inception in 2015, making this her 5th season with the organization. During those years, she has shown natural leadership, a great work ethic, and a positive attitude. Miller is a 5’4”, 133-lbs. right-handed center. She will be bringing a reliable two-way presence to the Polar Bears offensive unit. She is a hard worker, with tons of speed and good hockey IQ.
When asked about Miller, Jr Flyers coach Mary Restuccia said, “We’ve all heard the phrase “lead by example”. This phrase describes Jackie to the core. Regardless of the score, Jackie gives 110% and always finds a way to get the job done. With her tenacity and grit, she will be a great addition to Bowdoin’s roster. Collectively, as a JRF organization, we wish her the best of luck and continued success in all future endeavors.”
Congratulations to Jackie and her family! Bowdoin Polar Bears ’24.
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The Philadelphia Jr Flyers are proud to announce the acceptance of 19U TI player, Eva Hamel, to Hobart and William Smith College (NCAA D-III), where she will continue her hockey career. HWS is a private liberal arts college, located in small-town Geneva, NY. The William Smith Herons compete in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC).
Hamel is in her 5th season with the Jr Flyers Girls, making her one of the longest-tenured players in the program. During her time with the Jr Flyers, Hamel has shown passion for the game and a willingness to compete hard with, and for, her teammates.
Prior to joining the Jr Flyers, Hamel skated out of Wissahickon Skating Club in Chestnut Hill, PA. At WSC, she regularly attended power skating classes with current Jr Flyers Girls GM, Chris Baer. “Eva has always been a great skater – I remember her skating circles around the boys from a young age…sometimes literally” said Baer. “Eva was always excited to be around the rink, always had a smile on her face, and was always the first player in line for drills”.
The 5’2”, 135-lbs speedster lives in Plymouth Meeting and is a senior at Springside-Chestnut Hill, where she plays Varsity coed ice hockey. Traditionally a defenseman, Hamel has shown her versatility by contributing at both forward and defense for this years’ 19U team.
Congrats and good luck to Eva! William Smith Herons – Class of ’24.
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The Jr Flyers Girls are pleased to announce the acceptance of 19U Goaltender, Sally Solotaroff-Webber, to Bowdoin College (NCAA D-III). The Bowdoin Polar Bears are a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). The NESCAC is known for its' commitment to academic excellence, as well as strong athletics. Along with Bowdoin, the women’s ice hockey conference consists of: Colby, Middlebury, Connecticut College, Wiilliams, Amherst, Hamilton, Trinity, and Wesleyan.
Sally Solotaroff-Webber is a 5’7”, 140-lbs. left-handed goaltender. The Montclair, NJ native has been solid in her first season with the orange and black, utilizing a great combo of technical ability, quickness, and athleticism. Her goalie coach, George Bosak, said “Sally is a very cerebral goaltender, who has committed herself to being able to control the game and put her team in a position to win each game.”
Sally is a competitor, who will push for minutes early on in her Bowdoin career. Best of luck and congratulations, Sally! Bowdoin Polar Bears – Class of ’24.
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The Jr Flyers Girls are excited to announce the acceptance of 19U Defenseman, Jane McCarter, to Bowdoin College. The Bowdoin Polar Bears are an NCAA D-III member within the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), which consists of 11 liberal arts universities, often referred to as the “Little Ivies” due to their history of academic excellence.
McCarter is a 6’0”, 185-lbs. right-handed defenseman. She will fit in extremely well with the Polar Bears system because of her strong 200-ft game; Jane is a sturdy defensive player, who isn’t afraid to hop into the rush and provide some offensive punch when needed. The senior commit is in her 3rd season with the Jr Flyers and is a standout student-athlete at the Hill School in Pottstown, PA.
Jr Flyers 19U & Hill School girls hockey coach, Laura McConney, said “Jane is very coachable and does whatever I ask as her coach. She puts in the effort to get better every day, whether it’s during a formal practice or sacrificing her time to work on her game during the other 23 hours of the day”. McConney also added, “I’m confident she’ll succeed at the next level”.
Congratulations, Jane! Bowdoin Polar Bears – Class of ’24.
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The Philadelphia Jr Flyers Girls are proud to announce the commitment of 19U Defenseman, Sierra Moore, to St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. The St. Olaf Oles compete in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC), along with: Augsburg, Bethel, Concordia, Gustavus, Hamline, Saint Benedict, Saint Mary’s, St. Catherine, and St. Thomas.
Moore, the 5’3”, 124-lbs. left-handed defenseman from Robbinsville, NJ, is in her second season with the JRF 19U TI team. Moore has been a dependable blueliner this season for the 19U squad, under first-year head coach, Laura McConney. When asked about Moore, Coach McConney said “Sierra is solid and consistent – she distributes the puck with intelligence and reliably shuts down her opponents”. McConney was also complimentary of Moore’s off-ice habits, stating that “she continually works to improve her game, never settling for being ‘good enough’”.
Congrats and good luck to Sierra! St. Olaf - Class of '24.