Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s Ava Borkowski to play field hockey at University of North Carolina

Ava Borkowski, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s all-time leading scorer in field hockey and a three-time All-State state selection, plans to continue her education and field hockey career at the University of North Carolina.

“Ava is a talented forward and has a gift for finding the back of the cage,” said PWHS Head Coach Charise Halteman. “Her offensive contributions over the last four years have fueled many of our wins. Ava’s stick skills and ability to create shots have made her a dangerous threat, and I am sure UNC will be able to use these strengths in the years to come.”

Borkowski is joined by fellow seniors and teammates Kaleigh Missimer and Sarah Trask who have signed letters of intent to play NCAA Division I field hockey next year. The trio helped lead the Colonials to a 13-1 record this season, including their eighth consecutive Suburban One League (American now Liberty) Conference championship and a berth in the District 1 championship game for the second straight year. The three seniors never lost a conference game.

This season, Borkowski scored 31 goals and added three assists from her forward position. As a junior, she led all Philadelphia area high school players in goals and points per game with 58 goals and 124 points in 23 games. Borkowski topped the SOL in scoring each of her first three seasons and was named first-team All-SOL each year. She was named second-team All-State as a freshman by the Pennsylvania High School Field Hockey Coaches Association and was first-team All-State as a sophomore and a junior. Borkowski scored 141 career goals.