Rider Field Hockey BIO
22 Rachel Ippolite

At Rider:
Graduated with a degree in Secondary Education/English…80-game veteran with 69 starts… two-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic honoree…named the 2015 College Player of the Year by the South Jersey Field Hockey Club…10th in the MAAC recording four assists as a senior…played in all 19 games, making 16 starts in 2015…scored Rider’s only goal in a 2-1 decision at Hofstra…had two assists in a win at Vermont…her assist with under 20 minutes left in the MAAC semifinals helped tie the game 2-2 and earned her a spot on the All-Tournament team…played in all 20 games as a junior, making 16 starts and logged 956 minutes of playing time…Second Team All-MAAC honoree as a sophomore…played in all 20 games, making 17 starts…scored a goal in Rider’s 2-1 win over MAAC-rival Quinnipiac…also scored at conference rival Monmouth as Rider clinched the regular season title…as a Rider rookie, appeared in all 21 games, making 20 starts and was named to the Northeast Conference Second Team after a 10 point regular season (four goals, two assists)…had an assist on the game-tying goal in Rider’s 3-2 NEC Championship game win over Monmouth…fifth on the Bronc squad in goals and points…had a defensive save in Rider’s 2-1 win over Saint Francis (Pa.)…named the NEC Player and Rookie of the Week for all games September 4-9 after scoring a goal and an assist as Rider won 2-0 at Hofstra.

At Kingsway Regional High School:
First Team All-South Jersey honoree and was named the Player of the Year by the Gloucester County Times...First Team All-Group III honoree from the Courier Post...Second Team All-South Jersey from the Philadelphia Inquirer...Tri-County Conference First Team...team won the South Jersey Group III championship as a senior...was a National Futures Championship Selectee in 2010 and 2011, while earning academic honors all four years of high school...also lettered twice in Lacrosse, earning defensive MVP and All-Olympic Conference honors and earned a varsity letter in winter track in 2011 (55m and 200m)...National Honor Society and member of the Student Council Executive Board...mother (Christina) was an NJCAA All-American and NJCAA Regional Defensive MVP...father (Ronald) was a PSAC State Champion, captain and team MVP and an NCAA National qualifier.

Position: Midfield
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Woolwich Twp., N.J.
High School: Kingsway Regional
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