Pittston Area’s Allie Dunn will play field hockey at Wilkes University

By Tom Robinson - For Sunday Dispatch | April 7th, 2017 1:16 pm

YATESVILLE – Ali Dunn, a three-year starting forward for the Pittston Area field hockey team, has committed to continue to her academic and athletic careers at Wilkes University.

“I really liked the coaches and it’s really good for nursing, too,” Dunn said following a March 29 signing ceremony at the school’s Jimmy Cefalo Center.

Dunn started playing field hockey in fourth grade and continued through Pittston Area’s junior high and high school programs. Along with those teams, she kept active on travel teams, including PA Elite.

Although she said she always wanted to play college hockey, Dunn was not certain about her possibilities. That changed last summer when a team of Pittston Area players participated in a summer Play Day at Wilkes and Dunn caught the attention of coaches there.

Dunn continues to play to prepare for college, participating in an open league at the Wyoming Valley Sports Dome where her senior year head coach, Shelby Madden, is now a teammate. She also played in the Keystone Games indoor tournament last week.

Pittston Area senior forward Ali Dunn recently committed to play college field hockey at Wilkes University. Dunn had a signing ceremony at the Jimmy Cefalo Center March 29. From left, seated, are Brittany Dunn, sister; Joann Dunn, mother; Ali Dunn; Al Dunn, father. Standing, Pittston Area principal John Haas, head field hockey coach Shelby Madden, assistant principal Chris Lazevnick and athletic director Charlie Turco.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_Dunn.jpgPittston Area senior forward Ali Dunn recently committed to play college field hockey at Wilkes University. Dunn had a signing ceremony at the Jimmy Cefalo Center March 29. From left, seated, are Brittany Dunn, sister; Joann Dunn, mother; Ali Dunn; Al Dunn, father. Standing, Pittston Area principal John Haas, head field hockey coach Shelby Madden, assistant principal Chris Lazevnick and athletic director Charlie Turco. Tom Robinson | For Sunday Dispatch

By Tom Robinson

For Sunday Dispatch

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