February 19, 2019

Get to Know the Class of ’23 | Delaney Lawler

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Delaney Lawler will be continuing her academic and athletic career at Ohio State as a member of the Ohio State field hockey program this fall.

Lawler was a 4-year starter for the Moorestown High School field hockey team (coached by Ali Collins) where she helped her team to four straight League and Group 3 Sectional Championships and two consecutive Group 3 State Championships. She garnered an array of individual honors for her work on the field, including first team All-League and first team All-County all four years of her high school career as well as being named League and County Player of the Year following her junior and senior campaigns. The Moorestown, N.J. native finished with 60 goals and 41 assists for her high school career. In addition to an outstanding field hockey resume, Lawler has also excelled on the lacrosse field. She has been an important part of the Quakers’ girl’s lacrosse team, helping it to four Group 3 Sectional Championships during her career and a Group 3 State Championship. Lawler is both a field hockey and lacrosse All-American.

Lawler played the past four years with UPRISE Field Hockey Club (coached by Catherine Badalato and Melanie Dawson) where she helped her team to U16 and U19 NIT Pool Championships.

 

WHAT COACHES ARE SAYING ABOUT HER

“A four-year varsity starter, two-time All American, and senior captain for Moorestown High School Field Hockey, Delaney Lawler’s leadership, athleticism, skill, work ethic and passion for field hockey lead the program to back-to-back State Championships for the first time since 2006.  Delaney is easily the most intense, committed, and driven student-athlete I’ve ever had the privilege to coach. Delaney raises the level of competition in all athletes around her. She demands the best from her teammates but shows commitment to the team above self in her will to win. Delaney has special individual skills in all facets of the game (shooting, elimination, defense) but her mental toughness and focus put her at another level. Delaney has made an indelible mark on MHSFH and has set new standards for what it means to be a Quaker. We wish her the best of luck in her career at the Ohio State University!”

 – Ali Collins, Moorestown High School field hockey coach

“Delaney possesses qualities that will allow her to flourish and have success at the collegiate level. She is the ultimate team player and a student of the game as her quest to improve always benefits the team and program. Everyday Delaney steps on the field, she works to be better than the day before.   With UPRISE Field Hockey Club, she is a true leader determined to improve the quality of play of everyone around her. She has been key to placing UPRISE FHC on the map!”

 – Danyle Heilig, UPRISE FHC coach

“Delaney continues the trend with the other 2019s as a state champion at Moorestown High School (Coached by Ali Collins), a captain and an amazing athlete shown by being named an All-American in both field hockey and lacrosse. Delaney is a leader. She holds herself to a high standard and helps her teammates do the same. She will fit right in with the work ethic of this team, but also the fun she has when she plays. When I first saw her playing for her club team (Uprise coached by Danyle Heilig) I noticed her skills and smoothness, but I was most impressed with how she commanded the field. She has a great mind and the ability to connect with teammates. I am really excited for her future here at Ohio State and what she will do for the program. She is a fast learner and isn’t afraid of competition, so throwing her in to a collegiate setting and the tough schedule of the Big Ten is an environment I think she will thrive in. I can’t wait.”

 – Jarred Martin, Ohio State field hockey head coach

MORE ABOUT DELANEY

Why did you choose Ohio State: “Choosing Ohio State was very easy for me. Between the coaches, campus and competitive field hockey, it was the best opportunity. Being able to call myself part of the Ohio State family is something I am so grateful for.”

Major: Undecided

Favorite pastimes, hobbies, etc.: spending time with family at the Jersey shore, watching movies with her sister and cousins, watching movies and playing games with her parents

 

Check out the other members of the Class of ’23: 

Leanne Bough

Sarah Charley