Ran into North Babylon’s Emily Ude at counties on Wednesday. I asked her which school she was going to next year and she pointed to her sweatshirt, which read Manhattan College.
Ude verbally commit to the school late last week after a season in which she had 13 goals and 10 assists, including two late season hat tricks to help North Babylon clinch a playoff berth. It was a fine follow-up to her junior season where she recorded 13 goals and 13 assists en route to earning first-team all-state honors.
Ude, a four-year starter, finished with the third most goals in program history with 37 and was first in assists with 32 (North Babylon only has records of assists since 1998), according to North Babylon coach Steve Corrado. She was also on the field for five playoff wins, which along with Kelly Heimerle and Kelsey Hart, is the most of any North Babylon player in the program’s history.
“Emily comes from a great family and has a wonderful support system and I have no doubt with her work ethic, dedication to her sport, and determination she will be a success at Manhattan and more importantly in life beyond the field,” Corrado said. “The question I have to answer is how we will replace her on the field, in practice and in the locker room.”