First Posted: 11/17/2014
Two Wyoming Seminary senior field hockey players from the Back Mountain announced their NCAA Div. I college choices during a November 12 National Signing Day event at Wyoming Seminary Upper School.
Alexis Quick, of Shavertown, will attend Bucknell University Gabrielle Volpetti, also of Shavertown, will attend Sacred Heart University
Quick was a co-captain of the 2014 Blue Knight, four-year letter winner at forward and midfield, a starter on Sem’s 2011 District 11 championship and 2011 and 2013 PIAA Div. AA state championship teams. She completed her Sem career with 26 goals, 18 assists, was named to Second Team All-Stars for field hockey in 2013 and listed as a top scorer in Wyoming Valley Conference in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
She was also Sem’s third leading scorer in 2012 and 2013. played in Futures from sixth-10th grades and competed in regional tournaments, was a former member of Kapow Klub and a current member of PA Elite field hockey club, playing indoor and outdoor hockey.
Quick also played varsity lacrosse for three years at the attack wing position, receiving three varsity letters.
She chose Bucknell over Syracuse, Dartmouth, Holy Cross, Colgate and St. Joseph’s.
The daughter of Avalyn and Paul Quick, she plans to major in economics.
Volpetti is a three-year letter winner at defense/midfield for the Blue Knights and was a member of the 2013 state AA championship team. She scored the goal in the Sept. 8 1-0 overtime victory against Holy Redeemer which was the 600th career win for Sem head coach Karen Klassner and finished her career with eight assists and five goals.
She lettered as a freshman at Dallas High School, was a member of the PA Elite field hockey club, playing indoor field hockey and also has lettered for three years in basketball, both at Dallas and Sem where she plays in the guard position.
Volpetti s a two-time First Team selection for the All-Star Wyoming Valley Conference in basketball, a member of the Sem orchestra and string ensemble and has played the violin for 14 years.
She chose Sacred Heart over St. Joseph’s University, Dickinson and Haverford College.
The daughter of Nicholas and Colleen Volpetti, she plans to major in business and finance.