Emma Bocanegra

Emma Bocanegra

ATHLETE'S NAME

Emma Bocanegra

ATHLETE'S SCHOOL

Institute of Notre Dame 

Year

Senior

SPORT 

Soccer

POSITION:               

Center midfield

ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

Emma's prowess on the indoor soccer court and outdoor pitch make her one of the area's most well-rounded players. Last week, the senior scored a goal and added an assist in the Penguins' 3-2 triumph over Roland Park Country School in B Conference indoor action. Emma, who has committed to play soccer at Johns Hopkins University, has also played on three national teams for her father's native Peru. She will try out for her second stint with the Peruvian Football Federation U-20 squad in Lima, Peru from Feb. 11-17. "She’s a quick thinker," said her dad, Carlos Bocanegra, IND's indoor and outdoor coach, noting that his daughter had 11 goals and nine assists as a junior for the outdoor team. "If she sees that a teammates is in scoring position, she’ll find her. She’s a distributor." Her club coach, Val Teixeira, who also coaches Notre Dame Prep's outdoor team said that Emma is "a very dedicated and talented player. Making the Peruvian team was just a matter of her getting an opportunity."

CONGRATULATIONS, EMMA!