Franklin & Marshall's Erin Coverdale was named the Longstreth/NFHCA Division III Regional Player of the Year for the South Region on Thursday afternoon. Coverdale is the first player in program history to receive the award since its inception in 2009 and the fifth Centennial Conference (CC) player to be honored.
Coverdale (Lewes, Del. / Cape Henlopen) earned her fourth postseason distinction after being named to the 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.
Franklin & Marshall's Erin Coverdale, Annie Horsley, and Sarah Schannauer were named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-Region squads. Coverdale and Horsley were named to the First Team while Schannauer earned Second Team honors. This is the second year in a row for Horsley to be named to the First Team. Both Coverdale and Schannauer are receiving the award for the first time.
Coverdale (Lewes, Del. / Cape Henlopen) earned her second postseason distinction after being named the Centennial Conference's (CC) Offensive Player of the Year and was 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 second time this postseason after 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 this season, tallying three in the NCAA Tournament.
The senior ended her career setting a new program record for penalty strokes made at 10 and tied for eighth in career assists with 18.
Schannauer (Whitehall, Pa. / Whitehall) also earned her second postseason honor after being named to the All-CC Second Team for the second time in her career. She cemented a defense that consistently ranked in the nation's top-10 for goals against average ending the season ninth in the country at 0.89.
The senior defender concluded her career after setting a program record with 17 career defensive saves.
Dickinson senior Kim Monteferante (Putnam Valley, N.Y./Lakeland) was named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-South Region Field Hockey Team.
Monteferante makes her third straight appearance on the All-Region squad, earning Second-team honors this season and in 2015, and First-team recognition last fall. She earned First-team All-Centennial Conference honors for the past two years as well, after being named to the Second-team in 2015.
Monteferante started all 17 games and anchored the Red Devil defense as they allowed just 1.60 goals per game on the year. She again proved to be dangerous on penalty corners, adding a pair of goals and three assists to go with three defensive saves.
A three-time member of the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll, Monteferante was also named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad last fall. She was selected to play in the Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Senior Game on championship weekend in Louisville.
Haverford senior co-captain midfielder Stephanie Terrell has been named to the Longstreth /National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-South region second team, the organization announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Terrell is the 14th All-South region selection in program history, dating back to 1998. Prior to the NFHCA awards, six Fords were named All-Region by the then-named Collegiate Field Hockey Coaches Association (CFHCA).
Terrell, a product of Ann Arbor, Mich., started 18 games for the Fords this season, registering four goals, including the overtime golden-goal winner in the Centennial Conference first round on Tuesday, October 31. Terrell also logged the game winner in a 3-0 home triumph over McDaniel on October 14 as the Fords began a run of five straight victories to reach the Centennial Conference playoffs for the third consecutive season.
A stalwart for the Fords in all four of her collegiate seasons, Terrell has logged the fifth most minutes in program history and has started 68 total games, the 13th most in Haverford career history.
Earlier this month, Terrell became the first three-time All-Centennial performer for Haverford since Mary Hobbs took home the conference award in four straight seasons from 2009-13 and Bridget Gibbons simultaneously garnered three straight from 2010-12.
Terrell was also named to the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship team for the third straight season. She has been a Centennial Conference Honor Roll recipient in each season of eligibility.
Three members of the Johns Hopkins field hockey team have been named to the 2017 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-South Teams. Junior Grace Hillman was named to the first team while senior Clare Kavanagh and sophomore Jodie Baris were named to the second team.
Hillman, Kavanagh and Baris are the first Blue Jays to earn all-region honors since 2014. Hopkins has now produced 56 NFHCA All-Region selections, including 31 first team honorees. The Blue Jays’ three selections are the most since 2011. The three JHU selections are also tied for the most in the Centennial Conference.
The 2017 Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Hillman earns all-region honors for the first time in her career. She is the first JHU player to earn First Team NFHCA All-South honors since Amy Wharton and Kim Stein in 2011. Hillman 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).
Kavanagh led the Blue Jay offense with a career-best 13 goals, five assists and 31 points. She was tied for the league lead in game-winning goals, ranked second in goals and points and was tied for third in assists. A First Team All-Centennial selection, she earns all-region honors for the first time. Kavanagh ended her career ranked in the top 20 in school history in points (18th • 56), goals (16th • 22) and assists (20th • 12).
Baris becomes the first Blue Jay keeper to earn all-region honors since Zoey Atabekin 2014. She is also the first sophomore to do so since Wharton in 2009. She is one of just four sophomores (of 32) on the All-South teams. Baris led the Centennial in save percentage (.843) and goals allowed (14) while ranking second in goals against average (0.94) and wins (12). Her goals against average and save percentage are the best by a Blue Jay since 2001. Nationally, Baris ranked third in save percentage and 15th in goals against average.
Muhlenberg senior back Alyssa Scott was selected to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-South Region second team.
The honor adds to impressive list for Scott, who also was named to the All-Centennial Conference first team, received All-ECAC honorable mention and was the CC's Scholar-Athlete of the Year for field hockey.
Scott anchored the back line for a Mule defense that allowed only 12 goals in 10 league games and ranked 36th out of 165 Division III teams with a goals-against average of 1.40. She started every game, usually with a freshman on either side of her, for a unit that improved as the year went on. Muhlenberg allowed only two goals in its season-ending five-game winning streak.
Scott recorded a key defensive save late in regulation to preserve a scoreless tie in an eventual double-overtime win against Gettysburg. She finished her career with two goals and one assist in 72 games played, including 55 starts.
With Scott's selection, the Muhlenberg field hockey team has placed at least one member on the all-region squad for five straight years.
Overly, a senior, and Sherry, a junior, were each named to the South Region first team. The two served as co-captains for the Bears during the 2017 campaign.
Overly is an all-region selection for the first time following a final season in which she also earned a first team nod on the All-Centennial Conference squad. Overly tied for second in the conference in goals (13) and third in points (30), leading Ursinus in both categories, and registered four game-winning goals on the year. She finished her career with 35 goals and 15 assists, tied for 23rd in program history in both, and stands 18th all-time at Ursinus with 85 points.
Sherry ascends to the first team after a pair of second team laurels in her first two seasons, becoming the sixth three-time all-region performer in school history. A first team all-conference honoree, Sherry anchored the Bears' defense with a pair of defensive saves and added four goals, all on penalty strokes, to bump her career total to eight.
The selections of Overly and Sherry give Ursinus multiple first team all-region players for the fifth straight year and 13th in the last 14.
Washington College freshman forward Kailyn Brandt (White Hall, Md./Hereford) has been named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-South Region second team. Brandt is the first Washington College field hockey student-athlete to ever earn All-Region honors her freshman season.
Earlier this month, Brandt became the first Shorewoman to earn Centennial Conference Rookie of the Year honors in field hockey. She was also named to the All-Centennial Conference first team, becoming just the seventh field hockey freshman in the conference's history to land on the first team.
Brandt scored 10 goals on 56 shots and tallied six assists for a total of 26 points this season. All four of those numbers led her team. She finished second in the Centennial Conference in assists, seventh in both goals and points, and eighth in shots.