Elina Pereira
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Elina Pereira

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Medford, N.J.

High School:
Shawnee

Height:
5-4

Position:
GK


03/19/2014

Field Hockey Earns National Academic Honors

Cards earn NFHCA National Academic Team award and 13 players named to National Academic Squad

High School/Club: Elina Pereira joins the Cardinals from Medford, N.J., where she played for Shawnee High School and was a team captain her senior year. She was named 2012 South Jersey Goalkeeper of the Year and earned All-South-Jersey first team honors. As a senior, Pereira was selected to the All-Burlington County first team and played in the Senior Showcase All-Star game... Pereira is a 2013 Futures Elite selection and competed in the 2011 AAU Junior Olympic Games and helped her team to a bronze medal.

Personal: Full name is Elina Jose Pereira... Daughter of Jose Pereira and Cheryl Pereira... Birthdate is May 27, 1995... Majoring in business with a minor in marketing... Has one sister, Brianna, who played field hockey at Georgetown... Post college ambition is to own or run a successful business... Athletic goal is to win a national championship... Best moment of her career was being named South Jersey's Goalie of the Year... Something most people don't know is that she is obsessed with The Sound of Music... Her proudest moment was receiving awards for her artwork... Her sister is her role model.

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