Congratulations Kristen Rake, University of Richmond!

commitment story by PhilaFH:

Class of 2021
Merion Mercy Academy
Mainline Field Hockey Club

College Commitment: University of Richmond
NCAA Division I / Atlantic 10
committed March 2, 2020

Will major in: Mathematics

On choosing Richmond: “I chose the University of Richmond because it is perfect for me both academically and athletically. The atmosphere is exactly what I want in a school and in a team.”

Other colleges considered: Fairfield University, Swarthmore College

Field hockey honors: 
2019: PIAA 2A District Champions, AACA League Champions, All-State Honorable Mention, All-State Academic Team, AACA All Star, All Main Line Second Team, voted as 2020 captain
2018: All Main Line Second Team, PhilaFH Student-Athlete of the Week
2017: All Main Line Honorable Mention

Other activities: Math tutoring, A Capella, History Club

Other honors: National Honors Society, National Math Honors Society, National Latin Honors Society

Best field hockey moment: “My best field hockey moment was this year when my high school team won the league championship. Our school hadn’t won the league in ten years and it was such an exciting game to play in. Winning this game was an amazing reward for all of the hard work the team but in that season.”

Field hockey goals: “My goals are to constantly improve on the field and to lead my high school team well next year as one of the captains.”

Rake’s shout-out: “I want to thank my mom and dad who have always supported me. I would like to thank my club coach Alex McMahan, my current GK coach Marybeth Freeman, and my first goalie coach Ainslie Rhoads. I want to thank my first field hockey coaches Mrs. Hauck and Mrs. Voegele who encouraged me from the beginning and continue to support me in high school. I would also like to thank my high school coaches Mr. Carlin, Nicole Gerdes, and especially Gretta Ehret who inspires me every day and is my #1 fan.”

The Main Line Field Hockey Club

The Main Line Field Hockey Club (“Mayhem”) is the first field hockey club to offer advanced skills development in the heart of the Main Line of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. MAYHEM is about MORE than just field hockey. It’s about building confidence in young women that will change their lives, and it’s about coaches who are not only experts in their craft but who serve as role models.