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: Kacie Patton.

Allentown, Pennsylvania, native Kacie Patton has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Saint Joseph’s field hockey program in advance of the 2019 season.

Patton, a midfielder from Emmaus High School, helped lead her squad to state championships in 2015 and 2016, as well as state semifinal appearances in each of the last two seasons.  Emmaus also won the District 11 and East Penn Conference titles in each of Patton’s four seasons with the Hornets.

“I am excited to come to Saint Joseph’s and be a part of the field hockey program,” Patton said.

“Kacie comes from a hockey family; it’s in her blood!” head coach Lynn Farquhar said.  “She has the potential to be a game-changer when her extra gear kicks in. She is skillful, with the ability to eliminate off the dribble or through a passing game.”

Patton is a member of the Firestyx club program, where she won a pair of U19 National Hockey Festival championships.  She was also part of four gold medal-winning sides at the National Indoor Tournament, spanning across the U14, U16, and U19 levels.

She took part in the USA Field Hockey Futures program from 2012 to 2018; Patton also played on the U16 Junior National Indoor Team in 2013 and in the National Futures Championship in 2015.

“I chose SJU because I love the campus and the academic opportunities the school has to offer,” Patton said.  “The field hockey program continues to excel and I love the coaches as well.”

Patton and the rest of the new Hawks will join the squad in time for the 2019 fall season.