Field hockey announces signing class in 2021
DURHAM – Duke field hockey head coach Pam Bustin announced the signing of seven new freshmen who will begin their college careers as Blue Devils in the 2021 campaign.
The signing class 2021 consists of Shelby Bumgarner, Issy Carey, Logan Clouser, Megan Maransky, Grace Norair, Josephine Palde and Taryn Wrestler.
“Duke Field Hockey welcomes the incoming class of 2021,” said Bustin. “Taken together, this group exhibits the incredible qualities of a Duke student-athlete. Each one of them aims to learn to serve the university, field hockey program, and community, and to represent their families and teammates with respect and pride. Duke True can’t wait to welcome the 2025 graduating class to campus! “
Defense | Pasadena, Md.
Bumgarner, a four-year-old Archbishop Spalding High School letter winner and club player for Freedom Hky, was voted into the top 50 of MAX Field Hockey in the 2021 class. While her team won 5-0 in a small season this year, she was a First Team All-State Selection in 2019 and a Second Team All-State Award Winner in 2018. Bumgarner is a two-time selection in the National Futures Championship. She traveled to the Croatia Cup with the USA Indoor National Team in 2018 and was a member of the USA Indoor National Development Team in 2019.
Forward | Surrey, England
Carey travels the pond and brings a wealth of field hockey experience to Durham. She played in the England U-16 squad in 2016/17 and in the England U-18 team in 2017/19 and in the Surbiton Ladies First Team from 2017 to 2020. Her team was national finalist in 2017 and 2020 and national indoor finalist in 2017, 2018 and 2020. She was the top scorer for indoor national players three times and in the outdoor final three times.
Midfield | Bethlehem, Penn.
Clouser, a four-year letter winner and two-year varsity captain at The Hill School, finished her high school career with 54 goals and 36 assists after her senior season was canceled due to COVID-19. She was named a Top 50 Player by Max Field Hockey. Clouser played with WC Eagles and was a member of the top outdoor team, which was multiple pool champion for NIT and NCC. She was on the USA National Indoor Junior Team in 2019-20.
Defense | Blue bell, Penn.
Maransky wrote at Mount Saint Joseph Academy every four years and played club for WC Eagles. She made her way into the top 50 of Max Field Hockey. She was a three-time national club champion and five-time NIT champion while playing with WC Eagles. She is a current member of the U.S. national indoor team and was a member of the junior team in 2018-19. In 2019 she won the Croatia Indoor Cup. Maransky was a two-time selection of all states and all region seasons during her junior and senior years.
Midfield / Striker | Fredericksburg, Va.
Norair played varsity field hockey at Fredericksburg Academy for four years before her senior season was canceled due to COVID-19. During her career from eighth grade through junior year, Norair scored 52 goals and 32 assists. She has been part of the futures pipeline since 2014 and was selected for the US Rise national team in 2019. After a strong youth campaign with 59 points (22 g, 15 a), Norair was named conference player of the year and first team of all – status selection. She plays for the TCOYO Hockey Club and was placed in the top 50 of the 2021 Signing Class. Her oldest sister Meghan played with Duke (2014-16) Field Hocky and her sister Colleen played with Virginia (2016-19).
Midfield | Schwenksville, Penn.
Palde registers as the best Duke recruit and ranks in the top 10 of the class of 2021. With Clouser at the Hill School and at WC Eagles, Palde collected 142 career points with 51 goals and 40 assists when 67 points (24g, 19a) came during their youth campaign. She was an NFHCA All-America First Team and NFHCA All-Region First Team selection as a junior. Together with her recruiting class Blue Devil, Palde has completed numerous stations with the US women’s indoor national team and was selected for the US women’s national team in 2020.
Forward | Johnstown, NY
A striker from eighth through twelfth grade at Johnstown High School, Ringer has put together an impressive junior career with 110 goals and a count – spring season for seniors thanks to COVID-10. Wrestler was inducted into the Next 50 – Top 100 of Max Field Hockey. She was her team’s top scorer as a freshman, sophomore, and junior when wrestler broke the school record for most goals in a single season at 44 as a junior. Wrestler was a selection of the National Futures Championship every year and plays for the ADK club team.
In the coming weeks GoDuke.com will be splitting the incoming freshmen class individually.