CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- When Ivy Allen was in ninth grade, she and her mother hit the road to visit college field hockey programs. Miami University in Ohio was the first school they visited.
According to Allen, Miami set a high bar -- one that no other school could surpass.
"Every other visit I went to I was like, 'Miami's way better than this,'" Allen, a senior at the Covenant School, recalled on Monday. ""And I just knew as soon as I stepped on the campus its felt right. And the coaches were so supportive, and all the academic support was going to be amazing."
That feeling prompted Allen to commit to the Redhawks, and on Monday, sign her letter of intent to play at the school.
Allen was one of three Covenant field hockey players who signed with Division I programs in front of a packed crowd of family and friends in the school's library. She was joined by twin sisters Megan and Melissa McGlothlin, who will continue their playing careers as teammates at Towson University.
According to Megan, the McGlothlin sisters experienced a similar moment of clarity to Allen's at Miami when they first visited Towson.
"It was that moment of, like, we really like this place. This was for us," she said. "The feeling there was unbelievable. We love the team, love the coaches, love the staff."
Melissa McGlothlin said she shared her sister's excitement with the Towson program. She also admitted that there was no chance the twins would be comfortable parting ways after high school.
"It's crazy because now we both get to push each other even harder. We get to see each other improve. We get to go places together, we get to travel together," Melissa said. "We finally found our home together, and now we get to spend another four years together."