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: Julianna Smyth.

Julianna Smyth, a native of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, will join the Saint Joseph’s field hockey program in advance of the 2019 season.

Smyth, a forward from Downingtown West High School, helped lead the Whippets to a pair of Chesmont Conference titles as well as a state championship game appearance in 2017 and a state semifinal in 2018.  She earned Second Team All-State honors as a senior, and is a three-time All-Chesmont Conference honoree.

“I am excited to be a part of a winning team, improve my game, and play my part in the team’s continued success,” Smyth said.

“Julianna adds even more speed to our attacking line,” head coach Lynn Farquhar said.  “Her dedication to improve even more over the last year has been inspiring. She has a great willingness to work while always smiling.”

A product of the highly successful WC Eagles club program, Smyth was a part of three U-16 championship squads (2015-17) and won three National Indoor Tournament pool titles as well (2014-16).

She also participated in the USA Field Hockey Futures program in 2014 and 2015, and was a member of the Whippets’ lacrosse team.

“I felt very comfortable with the team and coaching staff,” Smyth said of why she chose SJU.  “I loved the campus and the fact that I can obtain a great education at Saint Joseph’s.”

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