Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s Kayleigh Missimer to play field hockey at American University

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s Kayleigh Missimer plans to continue her education and field hockey career at American University next fall.

“Kaleigh has been a mainstay of our program over the last four years and her leadership in the midfield has greatly contributed to our team’s success,” Halteman said. “Kaleigh’s skill, ability to see the field, and her knowledge of the game have made her a dominant player, and I am confident that she will have a great impact at American!”

Missimer is joined by fellow seniors and teammates Ava Borkowski 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.

A midfielder, Missimer scored 17 goals and added 15 assists this season. She scored all three goals in the Colonials 3-2 overtime win over Methacton in the District 1 semifinals.

As a junior, Missimer scored 20 goals and added 21 assists. She had the third-most assists in the Philadelphia region. She scored 24 goals and assisted on seven others as a sophomore and netted 10 goals as a freshman. She was named First-Team All-SOL as a sophomore and a junior and First-Team All-State in 2019.

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