Oak Knoll Athletes Impact the World
Four Oak Knoll seniors are exemplifying the school’s vision that all students will impact the world as people with purpose. Lea Good, Emma Ramsey, Julia Ramsey, and Katherine Siedem were selected to join 130 other athletes nationwide for the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) 2022 Impact Senior Team.
According to their website, “The NFHCA High School Impact Senior Team recognizes graduating seniors—honoring the entirety of senior student-athletes’ careers and particularly recognizes an individual’s accomplishments on and off the pitch, distinguished leadership, and team achievement.”
To qualify, student athletes had to satisfy at least three out of five character criteria in areas such as community service and leadership, and at least five of ten athletic criteria—thus having a significant impact on their field hockey teams as well as their communities.
Though these four seniors received special recognition through this honor, all student athletes at Oak Knoll make an impact within and outside of school by volunteering for charitable organizations, collecting donations for food pantries, serving as team captains, or assuming a myriad of other leadership roles.
“The field hockey team has impacted me in so many ways outside of Oak Knoll,” said Lea Good ’23. “The relationships I have built, the leadership skills I have learned, and the discipline I’ve developed have helped shape me into who I am today. Due to the experience of competing on the team for the past four years, I have learned the true meaning of work ethic, which I plan on using in my future endeavors.”
Congratulations to these Senior Impact Team members and to all our hard-working and community-minded people with purpose at Oak Knoll!