Dickinson senior Catherine Perlmutter (Blue Bell, Pa./Germantown Academy) and junior Kim Monteferante (Putnam Valley, N.Y./Lakeland) were named to the 2016 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-South Region Team, announced on Monday afternoon.
Monteferante was a First-team selection, making her second straight appearance on the All-Region squad, earning Second-team honors in 2015. Perlmutter was named to the Second-team for the third time in her career, receiving honors in 2013 and 2014 as well.
Perlmutter made her fourth appearance on the All-Centennial Conference squad. She was named to the Second-team this season and in 2014, and received honorable mention last fall. Perlmutter had an outstanding season as a first-year, earning First-team honors and was named the Centennial Conference Rookie of the Year in 2013.
Perlmutter set the school record for points by a first-year in her rookie season She since has gone on to become the school's all-time leading scorer, setting career records for points (127) and goals (53), and claiming four spots on the top 10 lists for single season goals and points. This season, she ranked third in the conference in goals and points, and ninth in assists, and tied the school record with her 21st career assist.
Monteferante had another outstanding season, anchoring the Red Devil defense with consistently strong play while also making a major impact on penalty corners. She tallied two goals and five assists on the season, ranked fourth in the CC with five defensive saves, and helped the Red Devils post five shutouts on the year.
Monteferante made her second straight appearance on the All-Conference squad as well. She was a First-team selection after earning Second-team recognition in 2015.
Franklin & Marshall's Bridget Falcone and Annie Horsley were named to the 2016 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-South Region Team, announced on Monday. Both players landed on the first team after earning All-Centennial Conference (CC) First Team honors earlier this month.
Falcone (New Canaan, Conn. / New Canaan)earned All-region recognition for a second time after being named to the second team in 2015. The senior captain started all 21 games for the Diplomats, anchoring an F&M defense that finished the season ranked second in the CC and 14th in the nation with a 0.93 goals-against average.
Horsley (Pennington, N.J. / The Pennington School) earned her first All-region honors after starting all 21 contests for F&M in the heart of the midfield. The junior captain's seven assists led the Diplomats and ranked fourth in the conference to go along with one goal on the season.
Senior forward Hannah Fitzgerald (Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck) was named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-Region Team on Monday.
Fitzgerald earned a spot on the All-South Region Second Team and became the first all-region honoree from Gettysburg College since Liz Baron '14 in 2013.
The senior forward finished second on the team in both goals (10) and points (23), while taking a team-high 68 shots. Fitzgerald scored six goals against Centennial Conference foes, including three in a season-ending victory over Johns Hopkins University.
A two-time all-conference selection, Fitzgerald finished her career ranked among the program's all-time leaders in assists (2nd, 21), points (5th, 87), shots (5th 235), and goals (6th, 33). She tallied at least 23 points in three of her four seasons and she started all 62 contests she played.
The annual NFHCA All-Region teams were announced today, with Haverford's Natalie Leslie earning All-South region second team honors after her fourth campaign as a member of the Fords. Leslie adds the plaudit to her First-Team All-Centennial Conference honor earned earlier this month. The senior's addition to the team represents Haverford's 13th overall NFHCA All-South Region selection. Last season, seniors Sarah Waldis (first team) and Allison Martin (second team) were recognized by the coaches' organization.
Leslie was a back line stalwart for the Fords in 2016 with 12 defensive saves, a mark that was good for fourth in all of NCAA Division III. Leslie leaves Haverford's program in seventh place in career defensive saves and 10th in total minutes played. This season, the Norwalk, Conn. product scored the game winning goal for the Fords against Cabrini in the season opener on Sep. 1. The strike gave Haverford a 2-1 lead that would hold for good, setting the tone for another double-digit win season.
Leslie was named PhilaFieldHockey.com Defender of the Week on September 14 after making three defensive saves against Eastern in a home contest on September 7 at Swan Field. The Fords prevailed in a 4-2 victory. Leslie also scored an insurance goal off a penalty corner in the 67th minute of the contest against the Eagles. Leslie set a new career high in shots with seven against Misericordia on Sep. 21.
For the second year in a row, three members of the Muhlenberg field hockey team were named to the All-South Region team by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
Seniors Emily Boyle and Rachel Strow earned first-team honors, while classmate Claudia Theriaultwas a second-team selection.
Before last season, the Mules had never had more than two all-region picks in the same season. This is the first time they've had two players make the first team in the same season.
Boyle (pictured above left) moved up to the first team after earning second-team honors a year ago. A unanimous first-team All-Centennial Conference selection and the MVP of the ECAC Tournament, Boyle finished the season second on the Mules with 32 points on 11 goals and a team-leading 10 assists. The midfielder was the first Muhlenberg player ever to hit double figures in both categories
On the Mules' all-time lists, Boyle ranks seventh in career points (72), tied for 10th in goals (28) and tied for third in assists (16).
Strow (pictured above center) enjoyed a phenomenal senior campaign in which she set school records for points (49) and goals (21) in a season. She finished the year tied for 14th in Division III in goals and broke a 54-year-old school record by scoring a goal in 11 consecutive games. The CC player of the year and a unanimous All-CC selection, Strow tied another school record with three assists in one game.
Despite missing most of her junior year with injury, Strow finished in the top 10 in team history in points (ninth with 68) and goals (tied for 10th with 28).
Theriault (pictured above right) made the all-region second team for the third straight year, joining Kristen Bruschi (2002-04) as the only three-time all-region honorees in program history. A four-time All-CC pick (second team three times and first team once), she anchored a defense that ranked 10th in Division III in goals-against average (0.90), allowing only 19 goals in 21 games, and set a school record with 11 shutouts.
The only player to start all 75 Muhlenberg field hockey games over the last four years, Theriault finished fifth on the Mules' all-time list with 14 career defensive saves.
Muhlenberg set a school record with 18 wins in 2016, winning the ECAC championship for the first time. The Mules were ranked in the top 20 in Division III for most of the season (16th in the last poll before the NCAA Tournament) and also set a school mark for goals scored in a season (61).
Seniors Amber Steigerwalt and Aliki Torrence and sophomore Bridget Sherryearned inclusion on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-South Region Team, it was announced Monday. Steigerwalt and Torrence were named to the first team, while Sherry landed on the second team.
A two-time first team All-CC honoree, Steigerwalt is a first team all-region selection for the second straight year after leading the Bears in goals (16) and points (37) in 2016. Steigerwalt, who tied for third in the Centennial Conference in both categories, finished her prolific career tied for fifth in goals (57) and sixth in points (140) in the program's storied history. The forward and team co-captain was a first team NFHCA All-American as a junior. Steigerwalt started every game for the last three seasons and made 81 starts in her career.
A four-time All-CC performer, Torrence made it four consecutive all-region laurels with her third straight spot on the first team. A two-time All-American, she was the backbone of a defense that allowed only 24 goals in 22 games and even emerged as a dangerous weapon on attack with four goals and four assists. Torrence added a defensive save to finish her career with nine. She started all but one of 86 career games, including every contest for the last three years.
Also a second team All-CC choice, Sherry is a second-team all-region honoree for the second straight season. A standout back, she contributed four goals – all on penalty strokes – and an assist to the Bears' offense, starting every game. In the Centennial Conference championship game, Sherry scored the game-winning stroke in overtime against Franklin & Marshall to lift Ursinus to its 12th league title in the last 13 seasons, and the fourth in as many years.
Washington College senior midfielder Elizabeth Davis (Earleville, Md./Bohemia Manor) has been named to the All-South Region first team by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) for the third year in a row.
Davis, also a three-time All-Centennial Conference first-team selection, is the Shorewomen's first three-time All-Region first-team choice since Laura Scimeca '05. This fall, Davis tied for the Shorewomen's team lead in points with 16, finished second on the team in goals with seven, and finished tied for second on the team in assists with two. Her 80 shots and 50 shots on goal were also team-leading totals.
Davis concludes her collegiate career ranked fourth in school history in career points (88), goals (34), and assists (20).