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Jr Flyers Girls College List

Jr Flyers Girls - College List    
First Name Last Name School Year
Makayla Javier Robert Morris (NCAA D-I) 2022-23
Leah Stecker Penn State University (NCAA D-I) 2022-23
Grace Dwyer Cornell University (NCAA D-I) 2022-23
Syd Bradley Alvernia University (NCAA D-III) 2021-22
Emily Bozzi Suffolk University (NCAA D-III) 2021-22
Rachel Martin SUNY Plattsburgh (NCAA D-III) 2021-22
Kylie Aquaro RIT (NCAA D-I) 2021-22
Payton Hansen Endicott College (NCAA D-III) 2021-22
Julia Franklin Suffolk University (NCAA D-III) 2021-22



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


Van Kula

Univ. of Notre Dame (ACHA D-II)


Libby Barbato

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

Syd Bradley Commits to Alvernia (NCAA D-III)

By Chris Baer 10/15/2020, 3:00pm EDT

Long-time Jr Flyer commits to Golden Wolves

Full article coming soon!

Congrats, Syd!!

Makayla Javier Commits to RMU (NCAA D-I)

By Chris Baer 10/12/2020, 10:45am EDT

West Chester, PA – The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers Girls are thrilled to announce the commitment of Makayla “MJ” Javier to Robert Morris University (NCAA D-I) for 2022-23.  The RMU Colonials play in the College Hockey America (CHA) Conference, with: Lindenwood, Mercyhurst, Penn State, RIT, and Syracuse.

Javier is in her 3rd season with the Jr Flyers and serves as an Alternate Captain on the 19U Tier I team.  The right-handed defenseman plays a strong 200-foot game, emphasized by a high-compete level, on and off the puck.  Her feet and hands make her confident in making plays under pressure, as she reads the play well.  Javier’s blend of speed, skill, power, and physicality make her a top-tier defenseman that can play in any situation.

Jr Flyers Girls GM/Coach, Chris Baer, noted “MJ had so much natural ability when she came to us a few years back.  She was powerful and raw, but we have enjoyed watching her develop into such a consistent and reliable two-way defender… What has really allowed her to make that next step is her increased understanding of the game.  The improvements she has made with her hockey IQ and puck support have helped turn her into an elite defenseman.”

Javier announced her commitment through social media, stating, “Honored to announce my verbal commitment to play D1 hockey at Robert Morris University.  I want to thank my friends, family, teammates, and coaches for helping get to where I am today #gocolonials”.

Congrats, MJ!  RMU Class of 2026.




Emily Bozzi Commits to Suffolk University (NCAA D-III)

By Chris Baer 09/30/2020, 12:30pm EDT

West Chester, PA – The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers are proud to announce the commitment of Emily Bozzi to Suffolk University (NCAA D-III).  The campus is located in historic Beacon Hill, Boston, and the Rams compete in the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC).  Former Boston College standout, Taylor Wasylk, is the programs first-and-only head coach as they enter their 3rd season, hoping to build on their success of reaching the conference finals last season.

Bozzi is in her 11th season with the Quakers/Jr Flyers Girls program, including 5 with the Jr Flyers Tier I Girls.  The senior attends the Philadelphia Hockey Academy and plays forward for the 19UAAA team.  Bozzi had a breakout season in 2019-20, scoring a career-high 28 goals. Bozzi uses her body and her frame extremely well to create space for herself and her teammates.  She competes hard for pucks and maintains a strong center of gravity, while utilizing a powerful stride and an excellent shot release.

Jr Flyers Coach/GM, Chris Baer, said “it has been truly amazing to watch the maturation and development of Emily over these past 5 seasons together.  She has come such a long way in that time, and I am proud to have shared a role in her becoming the player and person that she is today.  I expect great things for her at the collegiate level”.

On her commitment, Bozzi said “I choose Suffolk because when I stepped on the campus, I fell in love with it. The school, coaches, and city felt like the right choice for me! I’m excited to start my college experience. I want to thank my parents, coaches, and friends for everything they’ve done to help me get this far!”

Congrats, Bozzi! Suffolk University Class of ’25.




Rachel Martin commits to SUNY Plattsburgh (NCAA D-III)

By Chris Baer 09/28/2020, 3:00pm EDT

West Chester, PA – The Philadelphia JR Flyers are excited to announce the commitment of long-time JR Flyer, Rachel Martin, to SUNY Plattsburgh. The Cardinals are a perennial national powerhouse in Women’s D-III Hockey, with 7 NCAA National Championships, including 5 of the last 6 titles.  Plattsburgh was the #1 ranked team and had a 26-1 record heading into the 2020 National Tournament, which was cancelled due to COVID.

Martin is in her 5th season with the Jr Flyers and is currently an Alternate Captain for the 19U T1 team.  She is a powerful skater with a heavy shot and excellent release, which make her a natural goal scorer. Martin plays a hard, physical game and wins her battles. 

JR Flyers Coach/GM, Chris Baer, said “Her leadership and work-ethic make her a great addition to any program… her compete-level, especially beneath the dots and around the net, make her a great fit for the style of play at Plattsburgh. Adding players like Rachel is how you stay a national contender at the collegiate level.”

On her decision, Martin said “I chose Plattsburgh because of the atmosphere around campus, along with the coaches and players made it feel like home. I want to thank all my coaches through the years for all their help…I couldn’t have done it without them. I also want to thank all my friends and family for being so supportive.”

Congrats, Rachel!  SUNY Plattsburgh Class of 2025.




Kylie Aquaro Commits to RIT (NCAA D-I)

By Chris Baer 09/22/2020, 1:15pm EDT

West Chester, PA – The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers Girls are excited to announce the commitment for 2021 Forward, Kylie Aquaro, to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The RIT Tigers are an NCAA D-I program playing in the College Hockey America Conference (CHA), along with Lindenwood, Mercyhurst, Penn State, RMU, and Syracuse.

Aquaro currently plays Forward for the 19U Tier I team and is in her 4th season with the Jr Flyers.  Over her first 3 seasons, she tallied 111 goals and 146 assists for 257 points in 189 games. During that timeframe, she led the team offensively to back-to-back trips to USA Hockey Nationals – a streak that came to a halt this spring due to Covid-19. 

Aquaro is an elite playmaker, with great vision and hockey IQ.  Her puck control and play below the dots make her an impact player every time she is on the ice.

On her commitment, Aquaro said, “I picked RIT because it felt like home when I stepped on campus. The moment I started talking to the coaches, I knew this was the place for me. I’m so excited to continue my hockey and academic career at RIT. I want to thank my coaches, teammates, family, and friends for all of the support and encouragement along the way!”

Congratulations, Kylie! RIT Tigers Class of ’25.



Payton Hansen Commits to Endicott College (NCAA D-III)

By Chris Baer 09/16/2020, 12:00pm EDT

West Chester, PA – The Philadelphia Jr Flyers Girls are proud to announce the commitment of 19U T1 Defenseman, Payton Hansen, to Endicott College (NCAA D-III).  Endicott is an oceanfront campus, located on the beaches of North Shore in Massachusetts. They compete in the Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC), along with Becker, Nichols, Salve Regina, and University of New England.  The Endicott College Gulls have won 2 straight CHC titles on their way to back-to-back Top-10 finishes within NCAA Women’s D-III Hockey.

While Hansen has been a long-time member of the Quakers/Jr. Flyers, she is currently in her 2nd season with the T1 program, including an underage season last year at 19U.  Prior to that, she was the captain of the 16UAA team that took Bronze at the 2019 USA Hockey Girls Tier II National Championships in Amherst, NY. 

Hansen is a lengthy, left-handed defender that plays with poise and intelligence.  She sees the ice well, makes quick decisions, and plays with an active stick.  Hansen is coachable, hard-working, consistent, and reliable.  Coach Mary Restuccia described her as, “A trustworthy defensemen that can play her way through any situation”.

Hansen said she chose Endicott for its’ beautiful campus, as well as strong academics and hockey program.  Congrats to Payton and Go Gulls!





NAHA Tourney Recap

By Jr Flyers Girls 09/08/2020, 10:45am EDT

Strong showing to start the season for the T1 Girls in Connecticut


Coaches - O'Neill, Skalski, Norton

  • 6-0-0 Record
  • 18-1 GF/GA
  • Key Victories: 3-0 vs. Little Caesars, 3-0 vs. Mid Fairfield
  • 5 shutouts in 6 games
  • NAHA Tournament 14U Champions



Coaches - Baer, Restuccia

  • 2-1-2 Record
  • 6-8 GF/GA
  • Key Victories: 2-1 SO vs. Belletire; 1-0 SO vs. NAHA Red
  • 4 of 5 games went to Shootout (2-2 record)
  • NAHA 16U Silver Finals Champions



Coaches - Baer, Restuccia

  • 5-1-1 Record
  • 18-9 GF/GA
  • Key Victories: 6-1 vs. Selects Academy, 3-1 vs. East Coast Wizards, 2-1 SO vs. Honeybaked
  • Lost in 3v3 OT of the championship game to Bay State
  • NAHA Tournament 19U Runner-ups


Julia Franklin Commits to Suffolk University (NCAA D-III)

By Chris Baer 09/07/2020, 12:15pm EDT

19U Forward heading to Boston-campus

West Chester, PA – The Philadelphia Jr Flyers Girls program is pleased to announce the commitment of 19U Forward, Julia Franklin, to Suffolk University (NCAA D-III).  Located in Boston, Suffolk competes in the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC), along with: Norwich, Castleton, Johnson & Wales, Southern Maine, UMass-Boston, Plymouth State, Salem State, and New England College.  In only their 2nd season as a program, the Suffolk Rams reached the NEHC Championship Game, where they fell to the 2018 National Champions, Norwich Cadets.

Franklin is in her 4th season with the Jr Flyers and attends the Philadelphia Hockey Academy. The Harrisburg-native also plays varsity golf for Central Dauphin HS.  Franklin is a speedy and skilled right-handed winger, who contributes in all 3 zones with her aggressive play.  She has a very smooth skating style, which allows her to get up and down the ice with ease.

Franklin plans to study Biology and Engineering at Suffolk University. A couple of Franklin’s major factors with choosing Suffolk were the city campus and the coaching staff.

Congrats, Frank!  Suffolk University, Class of 2025





14U T1 Girls win the NAHA Labor Day Tournament

By Jr Flyers Girls 09/07/2020, 10:45am EDT

The Philadelphia Jr Flyers 14U Tier 1 Girls team went to Shelton, CT and came home with the NAHA Labor Day tournament championship.  The team was unbeaten in all six games, outscoring their opponents 18-1.  Thirteen different players registered points with Nina Rossi, Lauren Gallagher and Ella Sennick leading the way with five points each followed closely by Izzy Cericola and Teagan Flod.  All the forwards played solid two way hockey led by Nicola Forth, Skyler Moore, Lily Straub, Makenna Sanders, Abby Kauffman, Madison Morris and Skylar Campanile.  The aggressive play of defensemen Rose Dwyer, Shelby Shane, Taylor Scott, Cam Grimley and Sennick significantly contributed to goalies Kayla Czukoski and Nia Shill leading the tournament in goals against and shutouts.  Congratulations girls on a well deserved championship.



Leah Stecker '22 Commits to Penn State University

By Chris Baer 08/04/2020, 4:45pm EDT

19U Defenseman chooses "Happy Valley"

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 “ 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!