Emma Bozek grew up in Westchester, NY where she played field hockey at Lakeland High School with her sisters Megan Bozek (UNH Class of 2014) and Dana Bozek (University of Albany Class of 2020) under the guidance of Hall of Fame Coach, Sharon Sarsen. During her career at Lakeland, Emma won 3 State Championships, was named a 2X 1st Team All American her junior and
senior year, and was named the 2011 NHSCA Field Hockey Player of the Year, an honor given to the top field hockey player in the country. She also was an 2x all-American lacrosse player.
Emma was recruited on a full-scholarship to the #1 Ranked Team in the Country, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels where she trained under legendary coach and former Olympic medalist, Karen Shelton. During her time as a Tar Heel, the team won 2 ACC Championships, competed in 5 Final Fours, and 3 National Championship games. As a junior, Emma led the team in goals, assists, points, and penalty corners drawn. A health issue kept her sidelined in 2015, and as a result, she accepted her position as the Undergraduate Assistant Coach of the Tar Heels. When she returned to the field in 2016, she co-captained the team to a National Championship run, earning All American honors, and was eventually named the 2016 ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Emma made her first appearance for Team USA, at the age of 16 when she was selected for the Under-17 USA National Team. She was invited to play in a tournament with the team in Holland in 2010. By 2011, Emma was pulled up to the Under-21 National Team for a test series against England’s Under-21 squad. From that point on, Emma competed in numerous international matches with Team USA, including earning a bronze medal in the Junior Pan American Games in Guadalejara, Mexico, in 2012, and placing a USA-record-tying 7th in the world, at the Junior World Cup in Monchengladbach, Germany in 2013.
Moving forward, at the age of 18, Emma was the youngest player asked to play with the Senior Women’s National Team in a series of games in Australia, and New Zealand, earning Emma her first international caps with the senior team. After that, she went on to playing internationally in the Premier League in Australia, until most recently, when Emma was selected to train with the USWNT in the fall of 2019. Unfortunately, a series of injuries kept her sidelined and ultimately led to the tough decision of ending her playing career. She’s now focused on using her experience, work ethic, will to win, and love of the game to provide an elite, but fun, training environment for young women in Colorado.