|Hometown:||Cape Town, South Africa|
|High School:||Herschel Girls School|
National Team Program: Selected to South African national U-16 high performance squad (2010).
High School: Captained Western Province (WP) U-18A … WP U-21A, third at IPT … Coaches' Player of the Tournament at the St. Mary's Hockey Festival (28 top teams nationally), Herschel placed third (best finish ever) … PGSGU indoor league… Herschel Sportswoman of the Year in 2012... Invitational Player for Kennemer Lyceum, Netherlands (winners) at Cape Town Hockey Festival 2011… Kennemer senior and Herschel U-16A basketball team 2010 ... Player of the Indoor Hockey Pro-series 2008-10 … Inter-schools Cross Country winner 2008-09 … Academic Top 10 of Western Cape matriculants … Herschel Dux (highest academic rank in class) … Academic Prefect … Top awards for bilingualism, and an enquiring mind in 2012 … National English Olympiad, top 1% … Sonia Beck Essay Prize … Winning inter-house play (script writer, composer, lead actress) in 2011 … WP Math Senior A team … National Math Olympiad Final Round (top 100) in 2010 … Johann Vos Regional Piano competition, second place in 2009.
Club Team: Played for WPCC 1st Ladies’ team (with three national team players), runner-up in the provincial Grand Challenge 2011-12… Junior Sports Achiever of the Year finalist 2012… Most Promising Player (joint) 2010-11.
Notes: First Yale field hockey player from South Africa … First name is pronounced RO-nee … Enjoys exploring the outdoors, reading, photography, music, piano, film and theatre.
Why Yale? “Although I've never been there yet dreamed, Yale somehow found me, I suppose. I just couldn't say no.”