Name: Emma DeBerdine
Position: Midfielder
Sport: Field Hockey
DOB: 6/14/2001
Hometown: Millersville, Pa.
High School: Penn Manor
College: University of Maryland (2023)
College Year: 2023
Team/Club: Nook Hockey
World Championship Experience
  • Bronze - 2022 Uniphar 5-Nations Tournament (Dublin, Ireland)
  • 4th - 2022 Pan American Cup (Santiago, Chile)
  • 8th - 2021 Junior World Cup (Potchefstroom, South Africa)
  • 2022-23 FIH Pro League (worldwide)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2022: At Maryland, named Big Ten Field Hockey Players to Watch List, Victory Sports Tours/Division I Senior Team, First Team All-Big Ten, All-NCAA Tournament Team, NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team, NFHCA Division I Third-Team All-American
  • 2022: Named to the U.S. Women's National Team (July)
  • 2022: Named to the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team
  • 2021: At Maryland, named NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region Second Team, NFHCA National Academic Squad, Academic All-Big Ten
  • 2020: At Maryland, named NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • 2020: Named to the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team
  • 2019: At Maryland, named NFHCA All-American Third Team, All-Big Ten First Team, NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team, NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • 2019: Named to the U.S. Rise Women's National Team, Germany Tour
  • 2018: Named to the U.S. U-19 Women's National Team, Ireland Tour
  • 2017: Named to the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team, Belgium Tour
Personal: Daughter of Michael and Debra DeBerdine...Has two siblings, Nathan and Brooke...Game Day Mantra: "I prepare for games by visualizing and thinking about my personal and team goals for the game. Once I feel ready, I get myself pumped up by dancing with my teammates and playing soccer."...Favorite Sports Quote: “You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.”...Best Words of Advice: You can't always be the person with the most talent on the field, but you can always be the person who is working the hardest.
DeBerdine was asked to be a ball manager for her high school team. Jill (Witmer) Funk, Rio 2016 Olympian, played for her high school, where she watched her play, got coached by her at camps and began to fall in love with the game.