Franklin & Marshall field hockey's Erin Coverdale and Annie Horsley were named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-America Team and Synapse Sports All-America Team this week. Coverdale received First Team distinction on each list and Horsley was named to the Third Team for both squads. The honors make the duo the 32nd and 33rd players in program history to earn All-America status, and marks the seventh consecutive season that the Diplomats had at least one player named All-American.
Coverdale (Lewes, Del. / Cape Henlopen) earned her fifth postseason distinction after being named Regional Player of the Year for the South Region, All-Region First Team, the Centennial Conference's (CC) Offensive Player of the Year, while being one of three unanimous All-CC First Team selections. Coverdale led the team in points (39), goals (16), and assists (7). The sophomore forward tallied one goal and two assists during F&M's run to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament.
Horsley (Pennington, N.J. / The Pennington School), a senior midfielder, was honored for the third time this postseason after being named to the All-Region First team and making her third straight appearance on the All-CC team, garnering first-team honors the last two years. Horsley is tied for second on the team with 12 goals, tallying three in the NCAA Tournament.
The senior ended her career by setting a new program record for penalty strokes made at 10 and tied for eighth in career assists with 18.
Johns Hopkins junior midfielder Grace Hillman has earned a pair of All-America honors this week. She was named to both the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) and Synapse Sports All-America Second Teams.
Hillman is the first Blue Jay to earn All-America honors from the NFHCA since 2011 and the first from Synapse Sports (formerly womensfieldhockey.com) since 2009. Hopkins has now produced 14 NFHCA All-Americans, with eight of those coming since 2006.
Hillman, who was named the 2017 Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Year, was a First Team All-South and First Team All-Centennial selection. She totaled four points (1g, 2a) and one defensive save and anchored a defense that ranked second in the Centennial Conference in goals against average (1.08), shutouts (8) and save percentage (.828). Hillman led Hopkins to a 14-5 record, a 9-1 mark in the Centennial and the conference regular season championship. The 14 overall wins and nine conference wins are the most since 2008 and 2007, respectively.
Centennial Conference 1st Team All-Americans (30)
- 1993 Kelly Schenke, Jr., GK, Franklin & Marshall; Amy Washburn, Sr., F, Gettysburg
- 1994 Kelly Schenke, Sr., GK, Franklin & Marshall
- 1997 Becky Griffith, Sr., F, Gettysburg
- 1999 Laura DeSario, Sr., M, Gettysburg
- 2000 Lauren Carney, Sr., M, Johns Hopkins
- 2004 Joyce Anne Koubaroulis, Sr., B, Ursinus
- 2005 Ashley Ettinger, Sr., M, Ursinus
- 2006 Jessica Lamina, Jr., GK, Ursinus; Kait Sutherland, Soph., M, Ursinus
- 2007 Jennie Moore, Jr., M, Ursinus; Kaitlyn Sutherland, Jr., F, Ursinus
- 2008 Jennie Moore, Sr., F, Ursinus; Kait Sutherland, Sr., F, Ursinus; Leah Horton, Sr., M, Johns Hopkins
- 2009 Lindsey Doutt, Jr., D, Ursinus; Megan Yoder, Jr., M, Ursinus
- 2010 Lindsey Doutt, Sr., B, Ursinus
- 2011 Becky Willert, Sr., F, Franklin & Marshall; Alyssa Thren, Sr., F, Ursinus
- 2013 Megan Keenan, Soph., M, Ursinus
- 2014 Maria Guarisco, Franklin & Marshall, Jr., M; Megan Keenan, Ursinus, Jr., M
- 2015 Maria Guarisco, Franklin & Marshall, Sr., M; Megan Keenan, Ursinus, Sr., M; Aliki Torrence, Ursinus, Jr., D
- 2016 Bridget Falcone, Franklin & Marshall, Sr., D; Rachel Strow, Muhlenberg, Sr., F; Aliki Torrence, Ursinus, Sr., D
- 2017 Erin Coverdale, Franklin & Marshall, Soph., F