The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers are proud to announce the commitment of an original Jr Flyer Girl, Syd Bradley, to Alvernia University (NCAA D-III). Alvernia is a 2nd year program, located in Reading, PA that competes in the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC), along with Kings, Wilkes, Lebanon Valley, and Stevenson.
Bradley is currently a Center for the 19U T1 team and is in her 6th season with the program. During her time, she has been a leader on and off the ice, wearing a captains’ letter to 14U Nationals in Marlborough, MA. and to 16U Nationals in Irvine, CA.
Bradley is a solid two-way player that possesses a high hockey IQ. In the offensive zone, she is at her best when playing below the dots, as she protects the puck and works along the walls extremely well. She also has great instincts and finishing ability around the net, which lead to many of her goals.
Of the commitment, Bradley said, “I chose Alvernia because it had a great atmosphere and felt like home. I feel like I will fit right in with the team and coaching staff. I’d like to thank my family, coaches, and teammates for all their help and support throughout the years.”
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.
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.