A 2017 graduate of Amherst College with a B.A. in neuroscience, Emily Horwitz was named the Hitchcock Fellow and is set to serve as an assistant field hockey coach this fall.
Proving successful both on the field and in the classroom, Horwitz was named a three-time NESCAC All-Academic Team honoree and a four-time NFHCA All-Academic Team selection in addition to earning countless athletic accolades. A two-time All-NESCAC and NFHCA All-Region award winner, Horwitz led the nation in save percentage (.888) in 2014 and was named team captain and MVP during her senior season. Appearing in 51 games in goal for Amherst, the Wilmington, Del. native concluded her collegiate career with a 1.18 goals against average and a .825 save percentage while notching a 31-11 overall ledger and 12 shutouts.
While not in between the pipes at Amherst, Horwitz served as a volunteer for Not Bread Alone, acted as a teaching and research assistant in the chemistry and neuroscience departments and wrote a senior honors thesis titled ‘Characterizing the Role of Presynaptic Discs-large in Active Zone Development.’