May 14, 2018

Get to Know a Buckeye Newcomer | Delaney Versprille


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Delaney Versprille has signed a national letter of intent to further her academic and athletic career as a member of the Ohio State field hockey team, head coach Jarred Martin announced.

Versprille was a four-year letterwinner at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, coached by Beanie Schleicher. In her senior year, Versprille was an all-tidewater and all-state selection as a defensive back. Versprille was an integral part of the Patriots’ back-to-back regional and conference titles, and helped the team to a state runner-up finish two years in a row. Appearing at the state final with the Patriots is her most memorable athletic moment.

“Delaney is a great athlete from a very successful high school program, First Colonial, where she is used to playing for state titles,” Martin said. “I can’t wait to see what she does in her four years here in the Scarlet and Gray. Delaney is keeping the lineage of Ohio State field hockey and Virginia Beach hockey going strong. Delaney will bring her tenacity and positive drive to the practice environment that will only strengthen our team.”

Versprille has a storied family history in college athletics, as her grandfather was one of the first to receive All-America honors for Florida State head football coach Bobby Bowden. In addition, her great-uncle played football for Bear Bryant at Alabama.

Why did you choose Ohio State? “On my first visit to campus, I immediately fell in love. The facilities, the people, the campus, the opportunities and the academics all combine to make the perfect environment for me to reach my athletic and academic goals. I couldn’t be more honored and excited to have been chosen to be a part of the Buckeye field hockey tradition.”

Major: Undecided

Plans for after graduation: Thinking about going to law school

Favorite pastimes, hobbies, etc.: Likes going to the beach, shopping and playing field hockey