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May 11, 2023
After starting field hockey a week before her freshman year of high school, varsity captain Anna Marks will continue to dominate on and off the field, accepting an offer to play Division III at Depauw University.
Anna has proven to many young girls that it is never too late to join a sport, and throughout her career at ETHS, she has made many highlight videos and recently won defensive MVP for the 2022 season.
When it came time to choose what college to attend, Marks knew what the right choice was.
“I knew the minute that I stepped foot onto DePauw’s campus that [DePauw]was where I belonged. It’s gorgeous, and all of my future teammates are some of the sweetest people that I’ve ever met,” Marks describes her ultimate decision for committing. “It was the best offer that I got, and I know that I’ll be very successful there.”
But, along with the excitement of college, also comes with the loss of the high school season for Marks.
“I don’t think that I would love field hockey as much without my teammates. They are my best friends, and the whole environment has made me continue to love field hockey” Marks reflects on her ETHS teammates. “It’s going to be difficult without them, but DePauw is also a really tight knit team, so, hopefully, it won’t be too big of a change.”
Anna’s major is undecided, but the student athlete balance has influenced her decision.
“My love for field hockey has made me take an interest in sports or sports management, but I’m still figuring it out.” Marks remarks. “The student athlete balance is going to be tough, but it is all worth it to play the sport that I love.”