North Penn's Blackshear to Play Field Hockey at La Salle

On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, North Penn senior Amber Blackshear was recognized for committing to continue her field hockey career at La Salle University. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery.

Amber Blackshear – La Salle University (Field Hockey)

Major: Business

Final list of colleges:  La Salle, Villanova, Lafayette

Reasons for choosing La Salle:  “When I was on the campus, I really felt at home. The coaches and the team made me feel really part of it.”

What was the progression that led you to competing in field hockey at the collegiate level?  “I knew that I wanted to play a sport in college since I was younger. I just didn’t always know what sport it was going to be.
“Just being part of a team in a high school sport shows you what it’s like to be part of something. I don’t think I’d want to go to college and not be part of a team.”

Coach Shannon McCracken says:  "Amber loves the game of field hockey and puts in a lot of time outside of practices and games to improve her skills. She works hard and pushes herself to be a better player. She grew in so many ways over the course of her playing career at North Penn, and I am very proud of the player that she has become and know she will make an impact at La Salle."

Assistant coach Carolyn Edwards says:  “Amber was a four-year starter for us since ninth grade. She was a huge contributor every year she’s been on the team. She ended her career at the high school with eight goals and 10 assists, but that doesn’t show how much she does for us on the field. Not only on the field but off the field, she is a huge leader to all of our underclassmen and fellow seniors, keeping them in line and just watching her through example. Off the field, she’s a tremendous student in the classroom. La Salle University was a tough choice for her, but it’s probably the best choice for her. We wish her well and know she’s going to be a huge contributor to La Salle University on the field and off the field.”

About Amber:
Favorite food: 
Pasta
Favorite movie:  Inception
Favorite music:  All music