Field Hockey Welcomes Two Newcomers

April 20, 2017

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers field hockey has announced the addition of two new players to the roster for the 2017-18 academic year. The Scarlet Knights will welcome NLI signee Kerrie Burns and transfer Emily Howarth to the team.

Kerrie Burns

Portadown, Ireland / Portadown College


Prior to Rutgers: Scored 26 goals and added 48 assists for her school as a senior ... represented Ireland at the U-18 European Championships ... played for the Ulster U-16, U-18 and U-21 teams ... was 1st XI field hockey captain ... captained her school to win the 2016 Schools Plate ... two-time winner of the Inter-provincial tournament ... playing for Lurgan Ladies Hockey Club, won the Premier League and Ulster Denman Shield for the first time in club history ... played with current Rutgers midfielder Katie Larmour at the U-18 inter-provincial tournament ... named Sportswoman of the Year and Head Girl of Portadown College ... also participated in volleyball, soccer and track and field ... has one younger sister, Katie ... parents are Stephen and Dianne.

Coach Civico on Burns: "We are thrilled that Kerrie has chosen to be a Scarlet Knight. She comes from a strong hockey background and has played representative hockey for Ireland so she has wealth of experience for someone so young. Whether on defense or midfield, Kerrie will play a part in helping the team achieve success."



Emily Howarth

Bridgewater, N.J. / Bridgewater-Raritan HS / New Hampshire / Raritan Valley Community College


Prior to Rutgers: Spent 2016 at Raritan Valley Community College ... played 2015 season at New Hampshire, starting all 19 games on defense ... graduated Bridgewater-Raritan HS in 2015, scoring 54 goals and adding 57 assists in her career ... named Skyland Conference Female Scholar - Athlete of the Year, Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference ... earned Harrow Sports/ National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American and All-Regional Team recognition ... named First Team NJ All-State and First Team Group IV ...also named to North Jersey Field Hockey Association First Team ... MSG Varsity All-New Jersey First Team and All-Metro Second Team ...  has three older siblings, Catherine, Alex and Patrick ... parents are Alison and David

Civico on Howarth: "We are excited to welcome Emily to our Rutgers family. She was a standout player at Bridgewater-Raritan High School and I know she is thrilled to continue her career in her home state. Emily is a well-rounded and experienced player who has the ability to play a variety of positions. With a year's college experience already under her belt, I have no doubt she will make an immediate impact on the field."

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