Meet the Wolverine Freshmen: Emma Way

Aug. 27, 2015

Michigan Field Hockey Freshmen

The Michigan field hockey program welcomed a large class of six freshmen this fall. After a week of preseason and with the 2015 season fast approaching, they are beginning to get settled into life in Ann Arbor. Learn more about the Wolverine newcomers, how they got to Michigan and what they bring on and off the field. will introduce a member of the Wolverines' freshman class each day leading up to the season opener on Saturday, Aug. 29.

Way #20 Emma Way
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Q. What attracted you to the University of Michigan?
A. I have yet to find something that isn't perfect about Michigan. The main thing that attracted me to the University of Michigan was definitely the combination of academics and athletics. Both are super competitive and advanced. Everyone works hard in the classroom and on the field.

Q. How did you first get involved in field hockey?
A. My older sisters all played, and my mom used to play as well as coach the middle school team at my school. I started playing in seventh grade.

Q. How has it been getting to know your Wolverine teammates?
A. I couldn't ask for better teammates. Everyone is so welcoming and easy to talk to. It was so easy to become a part of the team and feel comfortable.

Q. What do you like about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you've seen so far?
A. I pretty much love everything about Ann Arbor, the endless amount of restaurants -- besides not having Dunkin Donuts or Chick-fil-a. I love all the people Michigan has brought me to meet, the athletics, all the athletic facilities and nothing is too far of a walk if you HAVE to walk.

Q. What do you enjoy when you're not play field hockey?
A. I love to swim, ski, hangout with my friends, sleep, eat, be with my family, watch Netflix, etc. I also love the beach and traveling.

Favorite food ... My Chipotle bowl
Favorite singer/band ... Tori Kelly
Favorite TV show ... Vampire Diaries
Favorite movie ... All the Fast & Furious Movies
Favorite superhero ... Iron Man
Favorite song to sing at karaoke ... The Climb by Miley Cyrus
Favorite subject/class taken ... Anatomy and Physiology
Favorite athlete(s) ... Alana Blanchard
Favorite place to visit ... Outer Banks, N.C.
Favorite sport besides field hockey ... watching basketball and playing sand volleyball

• Previous Athlete: Lydia Sydnor