Class of 2009
Emma Crowcroft, Class of 2009, was a talented, multi-sport athlete who excelled in volleyball and basketball, yet achieved her greatest success as a javelin thrower for Green Wave girls’ track & field.
She started her high school sports career as a freshman defensive standout for Green Wave soccer, showing potential as a possible future stalwart for the girls’ kickers.
However, Emma transitioned to volleyball for the next three autumn seasons and rewarded the court crew with her strong net play. She helped propel the Green Wave all the way to the state tournament final in her junior year, complementing the performances of fellow AHOF inductees Danielle Gasser and Meghan Johnson Lyon.
Along the way, Emma helped the Green Wave post a cumulative 47-17 record for three seasons, earned all-state and all-South-West Conference honors and, as a senior, her team’s MVP award and co-captaincy.
Emma’s height and athletic ability came in quite handy on the basketball court, too. She was a four-year starter for a Green Wave squad that qualified for the SWC playoffs and state tournament her first three seasons.
One of the Green Wave’ s all-time top scorers and rebounders, Emma served twice as co-captain and, as a senior, was the team’s co-MVP and honored with all-Colonial Division honors.
Emma put her athletic talents on full display in track & field, finding success in the javelin, shot put, discus and triple jump. She was a potent point producer for the Green Wave girls’ team and won SWC individual gold medals in the javelin and shot put.
Her 11-letter NMHS sports career climaxed during the big meets that closed her senior campaign. Emma dominated her competition at the SWC meet by winning the javelin and shot out and adding a second in the discus.
She then captured gold medals in the javelin at both the state class ‘LL’ meet and the state open, adding a third in the discus and fourth in the shot put at the ‘LL’ event. A fifth-place effort at 132’9” in the New England meet etched an exclamation point on her memorable Green Wave athletic career.
Emma’s abbreviated college track & field career at UConn was highlighted by a fifth-place showing at the Big East meet, a win at the ECAC meet and a career-best, 152’6” throw, good for 16th place at the 2010 NCAA Division I competition in Eugene, Oregon. That throw was the best of the year by a DI freshman.