By Jerry Del Priore
Come this fall, West Morris Central High School senior Emily Hoskin will be heading to Division III Moravian College to study nursing and play lacrosse at the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, institution.
And Hoskin, an 18-year-old midfielder who has been roaming lacrosse fields since the age of 12, couldn’t be happier with her college choice.
“I love the coaches from Moravian,” said Hoskin, who also played field hockey at West Morris Central High School “They were so nice. I met some of the girls on the team, and they were so outgoing.”
As for her future profession, she said, “I have always been into medicine. I have a lot of family and friends who are nurses. I think it’s a great profession.”
Hoskin, who played travel lacrosse for STEPPS Elite, said her future long term goal is to become a nurse practitioner.
Hoskin, one of four captains on the team, enjoyed a fine season, in which she registered 12 goals and three assists for 15 points, as well as forced four turnovers and scooped up 22 ground balls. Her solid play helped lead a turnaround year for the Lady Wolfpack, who went from 1-15 last season to 11-7 this year.
“Overall, the season was a pretty successful one,” head coach Michelle Poole said. “We really worked well as a team and our cohesiveness grew throughout the season. We will miss Hoskin out there on the field, but I’m hopeful that next season will be even more successful since we are returning most of the team, in addition to getting some strong players back from injuries and younger players developing into even stronger players.”
While Hoskin will miss the friendly confines of Long Valley, New Jersey, she’s relishing the opportunity to experience what college life has to offer in a new area.
“I’m going to miss high school, but I’m ready to leave and move onto bigger things,” she said. “I’m not nervous. I’m really excited to experience something new. It’s a cute little town; it’s really nice.”