The Saint Joseph's field hockey program will welcome a new class of student-athletes for the 2019 season. Over the coming weeks, we’ll introduce Hawk fans to the new additions, one by one. Today: Keri Daly.
Local product Keri Daly is set to join the Saint Joseph’s field hockey program in advance of the 2019 season.
Daly, a midfielder from Archbishop Carroll High School, helped the Patriots to the Philadelphia Catholic League title in 2018 after an appearance in the final a year earlier. Daly was named the PCL’s Most Valuable Player as ACHS also won the district championship en route to an appearance in the state quarterfinals. She also earned First Team All-Catholic honors as well as First Team All-Main Line accolades as a senior.
“I am excited to be a part of the team and become a better player,” Daly said.
A member of the Mystx club program, Daly has taken part in the Disney Showcase as well as the National Indoor Tournament, where Mystx won pool titles in the U16 and U19 divisions in 2018.
She also played lacrosse at Archbishop Carroll, helping lead the Patriots to a state title in 2017.
“I chose Saint Joseph’s for the atmosphere and the number of alumni in my family, as well as the coaching staff and the team,” Daly said. Her grandfather, Jim Boyle, is a former Hawk men’s basketball head coach, while her father Brian played for Boyle at Saint Joseph’s. Her older brother, Ryan, is a member of the current Hawk basketball squad.
“Keri was meant to be a Hawk,” head coach Lynn Farquhar said. “Another multi-sport athlete who excels in multiple arenas, Keri is willing to carry her team on the field. Her athleticism will transition well into our style of play.”
Daly and the rest of the new Hawks will join the squad in time for the 2019 fall season.