MAAC Places Six on NFHCA D1 Region Teams
Release: November 29, 2016
CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I All-Region squads were announced on Tuesday with 160 student-athletes receiving either first or second-team recognition across the five regions.
The All-Region lists included the Mid-Atlantic, Mideast, Northeast, South and West. The All-Region squads consisted of 66 seniors or graduate students, 46 juniors, 33 sophomores and 15 freshmen.
Fifteen schools had at least four student-athletes make the All-Region squad, led by Connecticut with seven in the Mideast Region. Notching six selections were Maryland (Mid-Atlantic), Penn State (Mideast), Syracuse (Mideast), Boston College (Northeast), North Carolina (South), Duke (South) and Louisville (West). National champion Delaware (Mid-Atlantic) had five honorees along with Virginia (South), while Monmouth (Mid-Atlantic), Albany (Northeast), Stanford (West) and Northwestern (West) each notched four. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) led all leagues with 38 selections to the All-Region Teams.
The Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Regional Players of the Year will be announced on Thursday, with the All-America squad coming out on Dec. 7 and the National Player of the Year on Dec. 14. The five All-Region teams are listed in full below.
Alyssa Ercolino, Monmouth
Julie Laszlo, Monmouth
Christen Piersanti, Monmouth
Casey Hanna, Monmouth
Ann Burgoyne, Fairfield
Julie de Paeuw, Fairfield