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

Highlights:

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

Narrative:

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.

Anecodotes:

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.

Interests:

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
♦  PROUD BLIZZARD

Quotations:

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

Multimedia:

     ♦  Photos

Links:

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

Acknowledgements:

♦  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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