Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Emily Racco

Active Elite Details:

Category: Athlete
Sport(s): Ice Hockey
Position/Title: Left Defence
Sports Association(s):
          ♦  Elmvale Minor Hockey (EMHA)

          ♦  Barrie Women’s Hockey Association (BWHA)
          ♦  New England Women’s Hockey Association (NEWHA) NCAA Division 1 Hockey
Date/Place of Birth: December 7, 2001/ Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie Ontario
Currently Residing: Home: Anten Mills, University: Post University Waterbury Connecticut
Family: Joe Racco and Donna Racco (Valender)
Springwater Connection:
Social Media: Facebook: Emily Racco, Twitter: @Post_WIH


Sept 2019 - NCAA Division 1 Hockey (Stat’s still accumulating)
November 2019 - NEWHA Defensive Player Honor Role
August 2019 - NCAA D1 Athletic Scholarship – Post Eagles
2018 /2019 BWHA Midget Tournament Bronze Medalist
Nov 2018 - Signed National Letter of Intent – Post University’s Inaugural Division 1 Team
2017/2018 BWHA Midget Lower Lakes Female Hockey League Champions
2017/2018 BWHA Midget Division Champions
2017/2018 BWHA Midget Snowflake Challenge Gold Medals
2017/2018 BWHA Midget Fall Shootout Gold Medals
2016/2017 BWHA Midget Provincials
2015/2016 BWHA Bantam Provincials
2014/2015 BWHA Bantam Division Champions
2013/2014 EMHA Assistant Captain Peewee
2012/2013 EMHA Sportsmanship
2011/2012 EMHA Most Improved Player


I grew up in the era of mini-sticks and for several years begged my parents to play ice hockey. I started playing ball hockey and then baseball and finally my parents enrolled me into power skating.  Next, I registered with the EMHA, the perfect environment that fostered my love of the game. EMHA is truly a great program rich in volunteers and it provided the opportunity to grow and develop.  After 3 years as a Coyote, I transitioned to the BWHA, and my development and knowledge of the game continued to grow. As a Barrie Shark, I played with a  core hockey family for 4 years and we competed and accomplished many goals. While at EDHS, I played 3 years on the Eagles Hockey Varsity Team.  In my last year of Midget, I attended a tournament in Stoney Creek where I was approached by several University and Colleges in the United States.  In the fall of 2018, I signed an NLI with POST University. I was drawn to the school because it resembles EDHS in so many ways. It’s a small community where the school’s slogan “Post makes it Personal” is lived throughout the quaint campus. I truly flew from one Eagles Nest at EDHS and landed at the Post Eagles Nest in the US.  I was awarded both an academic and athletic scholarship. I am currently a freshman at Post University, I am completing a 4-year honors BSc in Sports Management degree. I play for the Post university Women’s Hockey team and we compete in the NCAA Division 1 NEWHA . I am proud to be a building member of the POST Eagles.


Having the opportunity to begin my hockey journey with EMHA, was the perfect environment to fall in love with the sport. Further, the opportunities to be supported in such a positive environment at EDHS truly set me up for success as I transitioned into a student athlete in the United States. Springwater will always be my home and own my heart.


Hockey, Ball Hockey, Art, Watersports, supporting youth hockey development, Baseball.

Interesting Facts:

♦  Academic: Post University Presidents List Freshman Year Highest GPA Level (3.75-4.0)
♦  Academic Scholarship
♦  Ontario Scholar and Honor Roll student
♦  EDHS MVP Varsity Hockey 2017, 2018, 2019
♦  Nominated Athlete of the Year 2016, 2017, 2018 and Female Athlete of the Year 2019
♦  Played Ball Hockey, Hockey, Baseball and Flag Football


♦  Success is a journey, not a destination. 
♦  Forget the mistake and remember the lesson.


     ♦  Photos


♦  Player Profile 2019/2020
♦  Statistics 2019/2020
♦  Defense Ranking
♦  Recruitment Announcement
♦  @post_wih
♦  @barriesharks
♦  @ElmvaleDHS


♦  EMHA: Coach Carl Luoma of Springwater
♦  Barrie Sharks:  Coach Todd Clarke of Springwater, for giving me the opportunity to
    develop, learn and see hockey through the defensive position and for fostering a
    team environment within our hockey family
♦  EDHS Teachers/Coaches: for believing in me, supporting me and providing the
    perfect environment for growth and leadership.
♦  Post University: for giving me the opportunity to be part of something great.
♦  All of my family and friends who have cheered and encouraged me along this journey.


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