April 8, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College Head Coach Diane Madl has announced that four student-athletes will join the field hockey program to begin competition during the fall of 2013, and comprise the Class of 2017. The student-athletes who will join the program include, Adrienne Houle (Burlington, Ontario), Emily Humiston (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Kali Kilmer (Blue Bell, Pa.) and Taylor Tompkins (Millerstown, Pa.).
Houle currently attends Assumption Catholic Secondary School in Burlington, Ontario, where she has played four years of field hockey and ice hockey and three years of soccer. She has been captain and MVP of her teams in both field and ice hockey. Houle was named Crusader on the Rise as a freshman and won the Sportsmanship Award as a junior. She has played club hockey for the Halton Thrashers and Toronto Titans since 2005. She has traveled with GOA Reds to Festival, Disney and the HDK Tournament in Holland. Houle also has played for her Provincial teams (2008-2012), winning gold at Nationals on the U-18 Team in 2011 and bronze at the U-16 tournament in 2010 and 2011. She has attended the Junior National and Target Under-17 camps, hosted by Field Hockey Canada.
Humiston currently attends North Allegheny Senior High School, where she was a four-year starter and scored a school-record 147 career points. She finished her career as the all-time leader in goals scored (61) and finished second all-time in assists (25). During her career, Humiston earned WPIAL AAA Section 1 All-Star and All-League All-Star honors in 2011 and 2012. During the 2010 season, she was an All-State Honorable Mention selection and in 2012 she was tabbed Team MVP. Humiston is a two-time participant at the Junior Olympics (2010, 2011), attended the National Futures Championship in 2012 and was a member of Futures Elite in 2010. During her career, Humiston led North Allegheny to the 2010 WPIAL District Championship and the 2011 and 2012 WPIAL Section Championship.
Kilmer began her high school career at Germantown Academy (2009-11) and currently attends Episcopal Academy (2011-13). She helped guide Episcopal Academy to the Inter AC League Championship in 2011 and 2012, and the PAISAA Championship in 2012. Episcopal finished as runner-up in the PAISAA tournament in 2011. Kilmer also plays club field hockey for the WC Eagles (2010-13), who won three-consecutive National Indoor Tournament first-place medals and one Disney Showcase first-place medal. Kilmer also competed in track and was a member of the 4 x 200 indoor relay team that set a school record in the event.
Tompkins was a four-year letter winner at Greenwood High School, where her team won four-consecutive Tri-Valley League Championships and Perry County Championships. In each of the last two seasons, Greenwood has finished as district runner-up and the team reached the semifinals of the State Championship in 2012. During her career, she has recorded 54 points and has earned First-Team All-State honors each of the last two seasons (2011, 2012). As a senior, Tompkins was named Daily Item Preseason Player of the Year and earned NFHCA All-Region Second-Team recognition at the conclusion of the season.
The Friars return 14 letter winners from the 2012 squad that qualified for the BIG EAST Tournament, including nine members of the starting line-up. The returning corps of players also features nine of the team's top-10 scorers, including All-BIG EAST selections Caitlin Malone (Ossining, N.Y.) and Henni Tietze (Sankt Augustin, Germany). Malone, an All-BIG EAST Second-Team honoree, led the Friars in scoring last season with 27 points on nine goals and nine assists. Tietze, a First-Team selection, anchored the Friar defense and finished second on the team in scoring with 26 points on 11 goals and four assists.
Providence will open the 2013 season with back-to-back home games against Northwestern (August 30) and Albany (August 31).
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