Fischer committed to Towson
Published 9:03 pm Monday, August 27, 2018
The Nansemond River High School field hockey team has had talented players come through the program in the last few years. They have sent players off to college to play, and senior Allie Fischer was recently added to that list.
Next fall, the senior will be playing NCAA Division I field hockey for Towson.
“I knew I wanted to play collegiately,” she said. “I was stressed out looking for schools, and Coach Jackson found me. I fell in love with the coaching, and when I visited there for my first clinic, it felt like home.”
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The goal was to play Division I, but Fischer also looked into a couple of Division II and III schools in case it didn’t happen. She was interested in other schools, but Towson jumped out to her from the start.
“Towson really jumped out to me just because of how much I fell in love with it,” she said. “I looked at a couple of other schools, but they just didn’t seem like the best fit for me. When I went to Towson, something just clicked immediately when I was there.”
Towson, being in Maryland, is a bit of a drive from Suffolk, but Fischer appreciated her family being supportive in her decision. Her club coach was a huge influence and helped her through the whole recruiting process. The coaches have spoken with her about early plans they have for her once she gets there. At the moment, they envision her playing at the center mid defensive position.
For the rest of her senior year, Fischer wants to expand her experiences at Nansemond River as well as trying other sports as well. On the field, she wants to continue to work on small skills and fine-tune some things. She also hopes to make first team All-District again.
“I definitely want to work on my throws and connecting with the team on the field more,” she said. “I want to make first team again, so I want to keep my talking up and keep continuing to make as big a difference as I can for my team. Being a leader, I want to make sure I’m setting an example for everyone else.”
Fischer plans to major in business management and administration with a minor in sports medicine.
Nansemond River will be in action against Menchville High School at 4 p.m. Tuesday.