Princeton Day School is proud to announce that Val Radvany '19 has signed a national letter of intent to play Division 1 field hockey at Michigan State University. Radvany is a four-year varsity field hockey standout for PDS who scored a total of 27 goals and 52 assists for a total of 108 points during her PDS career as a back/midfielder.
As a senior center back and lead striker on offensive corners, Radvany was second in team scoring with 10 goals and led the team and county in assists with 15, for a total of 35 points. Team captain and winner of the 2018 PDS Field Hockey MVP award, Radvany was instrumental in leading her team to the Mercer County and Prep B NJISAA state championship finals, where they fell short in hard-fought efforts. She led the team and the county in assists as a junior with 15 and with 18 as a sophomore, and led the team in goals as a freshman with three.
PDS Varsity Field Hockey Coach Heather Farlow has high praise for Radvany, stating, "Val has been a vital component of our success and is one of the most decorated PDS field hockey athletes in recent history. She never shied away from an opponent and made big plays in big games. It's been an absolute honor working with Val during her high school career and I wish Val continued success."
Among Radvany's many team highlights and individual awards:
- 2018 Prep B State Runner Up, MCT Runner Up
- 2017 Prep B State Runner Up, 2nd round of MCT
- 2016 NJISAA Prep B State Title (first PDS Varsity Field Hockey title since 1998, MCT Runner Up
- 2015 NJISAA Prep B Semifinals
Sports awards from PDS, Central Jersey/Mercer County Field Hockey Coaches Association, NJISAA, press, etc.:
- CJFHCA first team selection 2018, 2017, 2016
- CJFHCA second team selection 2015
- NJISAA Prep B All State Team 2018, 2017,2016, 2015
- Trentonian First Team Honors 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
- Trentonian Defensive Player of the Year 2018
- Trentonian Co-Defensive Player of the Year 2017
- Trenton Times All Area Team 2018, 2017, 2016
- PDS Varsity Field Hockey MVP 2018
- PDS Varsity Field Hockey Coaches Award 2017, 2016
- PDS Varsity Field Hockey Rookie of the Year 2015
Radvany, who also played for the Princeton Field Hockey Club team since 2013, helped lead the U-19 Club Team to regional club championships in 2017 and 2018.
Director of Upper School Athletics Tim Williams also praised Radvany, saying, "Val has been a backbone for our field hockey team for the last four years and has fueled our resurgence as a program. I'm happy for her to go to Michigan State to play field hockey. She will be sorely missed here." -Melanie Shaw
Photo: Val Radvany '19 signs letter of intent to play D1 field hockey at Michigan State, joined by her mother Maureen, twin brother Brian '19 and father Jim Radvany. Back row left to right: Director of College Counseling Sarah Graham, Associate Head of School Lisa Surace, Director of Upper School Athletics Tim Williams, Head of Upper School Trixie Sabundayo and Varsity Field Hockey Coach Heather Farlow.