Emily Parrish grew up in Winston-Salem, NC playing field hockey. She began playing on an Optimist team in 2004 and immediately fell in love with the game. She went on to play on a few travel teams. A highlight was getting to travel to Florida to play in the Disney EPSN Tournament. She also played on the Mount Tabor High School Field Hockey Team from 2009-2012. Emily has a passion for field hockey and wants to instill that same love and respect of the sport in her athletes.