June 22, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Julianna Sweeney, a midfielder from Stroudsburg, Pa., has signed a national letter of intent to further her academic and athletic career as a member of the Ohio State field hockey program, head coach Jarred Martin announced.
Sweeney was one of the top scorers in eastern Pennsylvania, netting 28 goals to go along with 23 assists for 79 points in just 26 games for head coach Jen Lobasso at Stroudsburg High School. The 2016 Pocono Record Player of the Year and a two-time first team all-state selection, she scored 42 goals and dished out 47 assists over her final two seasons. The Mounties won 22 games last fall and advanced all the way to the PIAA quarterfinals. Stroudsburg also won the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) title for the first time in school history.
With the Electric Surge at the club level, Sweeney competed for head coach Lunda Comiskey and participated in the National Indoor Tournament.
GETTING TO KNOW Julianna Sweeney
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE OHIO STATE: For me, choosing Ohio State was a no-brainer. I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian since as long as I can remember, then when I started playing field hockey the goal was to play at the highest level possible, as I’m a very competitive person. I knew balancing a pre-med track with Division I field hockey wouldn’t be easy so I was looking for the school that would not only allow me to carry out such a demanding major, but support me in doing so. After my unofficial visit at Ohio State, I knew I had found my school. Ohio State has one of the highest-ranked vet schools in the country so I knew I would be getting a great education and the staff and coaches showed their genuine interest in my success. I’m from as far east in Pennsylvania as you can get, but knowing that I have very close cousins only an hour from Columbus sealed the deal on me choosing Ohio State.
Major: Animal biosciences
Plans After Graduation: To attend graduate school to become a veterinarian.
Favorite pastimes: Painting, playing the piano.
Greatest Sports Thrill: Beating Emmaus in the EPC championship to win our school’s first EPC title.
Other non-athletic activities: Member of the National Honor Society, sports club and therapeutic horsemanship