Jenna Whitman, North Penn class of 2017, has wasted no time in making some noise at the collegiate level.
She started her high school field hockey career her sophomore year at North Penn High School. Throughout her three years, Whitman moved her way up through the team beginning as a captain for Junior Varsity, then playing for both Junior Varsity and Varsity, and finally starting her senior year on Varsity and making it to the second round of playoffs.
Continuing her passion for the game, Whitman committed to play Division 3 Field Hockey for Misericordia University with a major in Business, specifically Marketing. Out of eleven Freshman, she was one of four freshman who started every game. The team started out 0-6, but they finished in the top of the conference. After shocking many teams with their accomplishments, Whitman was named Misericordia’s Rookie of the Year.
One-on-one with Jenna Whitman:
What is your favorite part about college?
My favorite part about college is meeting new people, it’s a whole different group of people and meet people who have different connections with other people. It’s really cool to meet them and hear their stories and where they are from.
What do you miss most about North Penn?
I miss all the teachers there and all the support; it’s home there. I miss my friends too- it’s just so different at college; there’s a lot more responsibility.
What is your advice to high school students who will soon enter college?
To put yourself out there and really get to know people. Homework is really important; it helps you understand what you are doing and learning about, and you don’t always have to buy the books that your teachers tell you to.