21 Grace McInerney
21 Grace McInerney
Height: 5-9
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Blue Bell, Pa.
High School: William Penn Charter
Position: B

2011 (Freshman): NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree ... Appeared in seven games before being injured ... Earned Minor Y.

High School: In addition to field hockey, played basketball and was on track and field team … Captained field hockey and track and field teams … Eight varsity letters … A leading scorer on the field hockey team since sophomore season ... 2010 field hockey team beat Germantown Academy at PC/GA Day (the oldest high school rivalry in the country) for the first time in nine years ... Inter Ac Girls' Track and Field Champions 2008 and 2010 … 2008 Track and Field Coaches' Award.  

Club teams: Played for FSC Club Team (festival and indoor teams) and We-R-One Club Team (indoor team).

USA Field Hockey: Futures participant 2009, 2010.

Notes: National Merit Finalist... S. Weir Lewis 3rd Memorial Prize to an outstanding junior in English... The Robert C. Porter Bowdoin Prize to a member of the sophomore class with highest leadership in academics & contribution to school life...Cum Laude Society … Editor-In-Chief for The Mirror, the oldest student newspaper in the United States … Church lector …Children's liturgy leader … Girls' a cappella … American Red Cross volunteer …Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia volunteer … Writing center peer tutor … Daughter of John and Susan McInerney ... Brother Michael is a senior offensive lineman for Yale football team ... Father was first-team All-Ivy League offensive tackle for Penn's 1982 Ivy League championship football team... Brother Robert played offensive line at Carnegie Mellon, graduated in 2011... Member of Branford College.

Why Yale? “I looked for a college at which I would feel the happiest. Yale provided me with a feeling that I did not receive from any other school: a sense of family, knowledge, curiosity and an excellent quality of life.”