With standouts from three states and Australia, the Boston University field hockey program is excited to announce an impressive four-member Class of 2022 that will be joining the squad for the 2018 season.
This incoming group will replace an accomplished Class of 2018 that claimed three Patriot League titles and made a trio of NCAA tournament appearances.
"I am thrilled to announce the addition of Casey Thompson, Haley Lowell, Molly Rottinghaus and Rebecca Janes to our 2018 team," said head coach Sally Starr
. "These young women are incredibly talented and well-rounded student-athletes who will have an immediate impact on our program.
"This incoming class has earned numerous accolades on and off the field throughout their high school careers and we are excited for them to compete at the next level. It is a great time to be part of Terrier field hockey and we welcome these four young women to the BUFHA family."
Here's a look at the four-member class:
Rebecca Janes – M – 5-5 – Sydney, Australia/MLC School
Four-time MVP at MLC School … Guided MLC School to the 2017 ISGGA Premiership title … Won U17 Open Premiership championships with club teams Sutherland and Moorebank … Won the Australian U18 national title in 2018 with New South Wales and also competed at the 2016 and 2017 Australian U18 and 2015 U15 National Championships … Competed with New South Wales at the Australian U16 (2016) All Schools National Field Hockey Championships and the Australian Invitational U14 (2014) Field Hockey National Championships … Also played for Sutherland Shire Football Association's U15 and U17 Premier League Soccer teams.
Rebecca on why she chose BU: "Being located in one of the best student cities in the world, I chose BU as I felt it was the best place for me to grow as a student, athlete and person. BU seems like a place where I will quickly feel at home, and I look forward to being a part of BUFHA."
Haley Lowell – M – 5-8 – Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee
2017 Miss Maine Field Hockey as a senior at Messalonskee High School … Four-time all-conference first team and all-state … Two-time team captain … Two-time MAX Field Hockey All-Region … Named to the MAX Field Hockey Top 50 2018s list … All-conference Player of the Year and Morning Sentinel
Player to Watch as a senior … Earned a spot on the U19 NCC team as a sophomore and junior … Named to the U16 NCC team as a freshman … Futures Stars and Stripes All-Star as a junior … All-conference rookie team as a freshman … Also was a two-time all-conference selection in lacrosse and guided Messalonskee to the 2016 Class A state championship … Set the school record in indoor track for points in a season in 2016 and helped set the school record in the 4x800.
Haley on why she chose BU: "Diversity, location and team dynamics."
Molly Rottinghaus – F/M – 5-6 – Pittsburgh, Pa./Pine-Richland
Four-year starter and team captain as a senior at Pine-Richland High School … Three-time First Team All-Western Pennsylvania … Three-time first team all-section … Three-time Level 1 Futures Elite participant … Two-time Team MVP and Team RAM Award recipient … Competed at the 2015 and 2016 National Futures Tournament … Also lettered three years in track and field.
Mary on why she chose BU: "I chose Boston University because of the top-rate academics and the opportunity to play field hockey at a renowned program under the guidance of Sally Starr. I am so excited to become a Terrier in the dynamic city of Boston!"
Casey Thompson – F – 5-4 – Windham, N.H./Central Catholic
Four-year starter and three-year captain at Central Catholic High School … MVC Player of the Year and MIAA DI Best of 60 All-Star as a senior … Finished her career with a school-record 123 points … Four-time first team all-conference … Boston Globe
and Boston Herald
All-Scholastic, Eagle Tribune
Player of the Year and three-time Eagle Tribune
All-Star … Helped NEE Gold club team to a fourth-place finish at the 2015 National Club Championships … Also was a four-year starter on the lacrosse team.
Casey on why she chose BU: "I've always admired the sense of family and community at BU. I know that I will have a great support network behind me to help myself further grow academically and athletically. I can't wait to take part in the rigorous academics at BU and explore all of the tremendous opportunities ahead of me."