Michelle Zhai

Michelle Zhai

Graduation Year




High School

Methacton High School


Columbia University (DI)

Why did you pick this college?

A combination of multiple factors played into this decision. Renowned academics, amazing location, team culture and the coaching staff all made Columbia a great fit for me.

What advice would you give to younger Blast players beginning the recruiting process?

Do not be afraid to put yourself out there! Go to as many camps as you can, it will not only get you exposure, but also allows you to play alongside top competition. And always remember that you will end up at a school for you!

What’s your favorite part of playing for Blast?

My team!! The energy at practices and games is unmatched. Josie, Julie, and all the other coaches are incredibly passionate and knowledgeable.

What other colleges were you considering?

Princeton, Nova, Pitt, BU, Colgate, Bucknell

Achievements, other sports or activities, etc

USA National Tournament Philly Team 1 (2021), Shakeschool Top 25 ranked #13 (2021), AU Pro Futures Philly (2021), Under Armour Philly Command (2020), Nxt Philly Showcase All-Star team (2020), District Award for Academic Excellence, Presidential Award for Educational Excellence, Co-Founder of PA pockets service Award, John’s Hopkins CTY Scholar.

Additional Comments

Thank you, Josie and Julie, for all your support throughout the past couple of years. I would not be here without your help and guidance. You’re amazing role models and I’m excited to keep learning from you guys!