CHANDLER, Ariz. – A total of 48 student-athletes representing 34 different schools were selected to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-America Team announced on Tuesday.
The squad consisted of 30 seniors, 12 juniors and six sophomores. Twelve schools had multiple student-athletes on the All-America Team, led by Tufts and the University of New England with three honorees apiece. The College of New Jersey and Babson each placed a pair of players on the first-team All-America list, while others with two All-Americans included national champion Messiah, Rochester, Middlebury, Ursinus, Skidmore, Hamilton, Salisbury and Bowdoin.
Ursinus senior Aliki Torrence and Messiah junior Carissa Gehman each made the All-America Team for the third time. Torrence earned a second straight selection to the first team, while Gehman was on the second team for the second year in a row and has made the All-America squad in each of her first three seasons for the Falcons.
The College of New Jersey seniors Jaclyn Douglas and Lexi Smith joined Torrence in making the first-team All-America list for the second year in a row, while Trinity (Conn.) junior forward Kelcie Finn also made a second appearance on the first team after previously earning a spot in 2014. Senior student-athletes who made the All-America Team for a second straight season also included Middlebury’s Lauren Berestecky, FDU-Florham’s Kim Davis, Keene State’s Sami Smith, Hamilton’s Eva Rosencrans, Ursinus’ Amber Steigerwalt, Alvernia’s Margaret Wentzel, Bowdoin’s Kimmy Ganong and Mount Holyoke’s Ruvimbo Mushavi. Kenyon’s Sarah Speroff and William Smith’s Hannah Wood each made the list for a second straight season as juniors.
The full first, second and third-team Longstreth/NFHCA DIII All-America Team is included below.
Longstreth/NFHCA Division III First-Team All-America
|Jaclyn Douglas||The College of New Jersey||Sr.||M/F|
|Bridget Falcone||Franklin & Marshall||Sr.||D|
|Kelcie Finn||Trinity (Conn.)||Jr.||F|
|Lexi Smith||The College of New Jersey||Sr.||D|
|Sami Smith||Keene State College||Sr.||F|
|Hannah Wood||William Smith||Jr.||F|
Longstreth/NFHCA Divison III Second-Team All-America
|Christine Loehr||Mary Washington||Sr.||F|
|Camille Maimone||Montclair State||Sr.||M/D|
|Emily Markarian||St. John Fisher||Jr.||F|
|Nicole Matarozzo||University of New England||Sr.||F|
|Holly Smith||University of New England||Sr.||GK|
Longstreth/NFHCA Division III Third-Team All-America
|Ruvimbo Mushavi||Mount Holyoke||Sr.||D|
|Melissa Russo||Gwynedd Mercy||Jr.||F|
|Vonde Saunders||University of New England||Jr.||F|
|Maggie Waxter||Washington & Lee||Sr.||F|