7 - Noelle Villa
Noelle Villa
Height: 5-2
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Green Brook, N.J.
High School: Oak Knoll
Position: M/B
Major: Undeclared
Residential College: Ezra Stiles

2012 (Freshman): Appeared in all 17 games, starting six ... Made varsity debut Aug. 31 at Fairfield ... Scored first career goal in 3-1 win vs. Sacred Heart Sept. 23 ... Earned Major Y.

USA Field Hockey: Futures participant in 2011 … Qualified and played at National Futures Championship.

High School: Field hockey team was ranked No. 1 in the country in 2011 … Also ranked No. 1 in New Jersey … Team was county champions at the varsity and JV levels all four years of her career … Team won Varsity Tournament of Champions in 2010 season … Most Improved Player in 2009 season … Played softball for two years, earning MVP as a sophomore in 2010 … Also played one year of basketball …  Academic Council President/student body Vice President, senior year … Cum Laude Society (equivalent of National Honor Society) Inductee junior year … National Spanish Honor Society Inductee junior year … AP Scholar with Honors … School peer tutor … Art Department Award junior year.

Club Team: Played for The Edge Field Hockey Club … MVP of Dita JIFH Tournament … Won Gold at National Field Hockey Festival in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and several other tournaments, including Dita JIFH, Susquehanna Tournament, Big Apple Tournament and Garden State Games … Won Bronze at National Club Championships in 2011 … Competed at National Indoor Tournament in 2008 and 2011.

Notes: Yearly volunteer as summer camp counselor at Sacred Heart School in Jersey City, N.J. … Monthly volunteer at St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen in Elizabeth, N.J. … Volunteered on Dominican Republic Service mission … Interests include creative writing, drawing, painting and photography.

Why Yale? “The moment I stepped on campus, I knew Yale was the place for me.  I love that the athletics and academics are at an intense level and are complemented by accomplished coaches and professors who excel at what they do. Combine that with the inclusive, hardworking community and I just could not say no.”