Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) senior Sam Spera recently signed a national letter of intent to play field hockey at NCAA Division I Hofstra University. Spera, a team captain, was named First Team All-Suburban One League American Conference (SOLAC) for the third straight season. She was also named First Team All-State as a junior.
This year Spera, a a midfielder, scored 17 goals and added eight assists to help lead the Colonials to a 17-2 record overall, including 14-0 in the SOLAC. PWHS won the SOLAC for the sixth straight year and advanced to the second round of the District 1 playoffs. For her high school career, Spera scored 43 goals and assisted on 29 others.
“Sam was a fast and dynamic athlete who was a creative playmaker for our team,” said PWHS Head Coach Charise Halteman. “Her intensity and work rate were second to none, and she set a great example for our team.”
Photo: Colonial School District. Front Row (l to r): Rita Spera; Sam Spera and Brian Spera. Back Row (l to r): Coach Marianne Paparone, Catherine Spera, Zach Spera, John Collins, Doris Spera and Head Coach Charise Halteman.