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Fretz, Putsch Named NFHCA All-Americans

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Dec. 5, 2017

NFHCA Release

 - The Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I All-American Team was announced on Tuesday with 48 student-athletes earning first, second or third-team recognition. Among the 48 student-athletes were two Nittany Lions, this marks the seventh time in the last eight seasons Penn State has had at least two players selected to All-America teams.

National champion Connecticut led all schools with five All-American selections following its undefeated season, with three of those on the first team. North Carolina, Louisville, Michigan, Duke, and Syracuse each placed three student-athletes on the All-American Team, while Princeton, Virginia, Maryland, Northwestern, Delaware, Penn State, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph's and Boston College had two apiece. An additional 10 schools had one All-American selection as 25 schools were represented.

All seven All-Region honorees were huge contributors for Penn State this past season, helping the Nittany Lions make a second-straight appearance in the Big Ten Tournament Championship game while also advancing to the Quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament.

Moira Putsch, a 2016 All-American, doubled up on her honors earning 2017 First-Team accolades after starting all 22 games for Penn State finishing the season as the leading scorer for the Nittany Lions in back-to-back seasons contributing a career-high 21 goals while adding 15 assists for a team-high 57 points - the 11th highest total in program history. The Media, Pa. native also recorded six game-winning shots throughout the season for the Blue & White, three more than last season, and posted back-to-back hat tricks in games against Rutgers and Indiana to close out the regular season. Putsch was also honored as a First-Team All-Region honoree.

Skyler Fretz was named a Second-Team All-American for the first time in her career following her third-career NFHCA All-Region honor a few weeks ago. Fretz's All-American honor comes after a season that saw the senior record nine defensive saves improving her career total to 14. Fretz also scored her first career goal on a penalty stroke during a 7-1 rout of Indiana to close out the regular season.

Putsch and Fretz become the 102nd and 103rd All-Americans overall in program history beginning with the first ever Penn State field hockey All-American Charlene Morett back in 1977.

Longstreth/NFHCA Division I First-Team All-American

Name                                    School                                  Class                      Position

Maddie Bacskai                      Princeton                                 So.                           M

Pien Dicke                               Virginia                                  Fr.                            F

Ally Hammel                           Boston University                    Jr.                            D

Ashley Hoffman                      North Carolina                         Jr.                            D

Lein Holsboer                          Maryland                                Sr.                            M

Nina Klein                                Connecticut                            Sr.                            GK

Ayeisha McFerran                   Louisville                                  Jr.                            GK

Sophia Miller                          Northwestern                           Sr.                            D

Greta Nauck                            Delaware                                Jr.                            F

Moira Putsch  Penn State                              Jr.                            F

Katie Trombetta                      Michigan                                 Sr.                            M/D

Casey Umstead                       Connecticut                             Sr.                            D

Eva van't Hoog                        North Carolina                        Jr.                            M

Charlotte Veitner                    Connecticut                             Sr.                            F

Tara Vittese                            Virginia                                   Sr.                            M

Nicole Woods                          Louisville                                 Sr.                            F/M


Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Second-Team All-American

Name                                    School                                  Class                      Position

Alyssa Chillano                        Duke                                        Sr.                            D

Amanda Collins                       Connecticut                             Jr.                            F

Meg Dowthwaite                    Michigan                                 So.                           M/F

Skyler Fretz  Penn State                              Sr.                            D

Jule Grashoff                          Wake Forest                           Jr.                            F

Carrie Hanks                           Maryland                                 Sr.                            D

Sarah Hawkshaw                    Massachusetts                        Sr.                            F/M

Frederike Helmke                   Albany                                     Jr.                            D/M

Lies Lagerweij                         Syracuse                                  Sr.                            D

Ryan McCarthy                        Princeton                                 Sr.                            F

Agueda Moroni                       Liberty                                     So.                           F/M

Paula Portugal                         Miami                                     Jr.                            M/F

Sam Swenson                         Michigan                                 Sr.                            GK

Bente van Vlijmen                  Harvard                                   So.                           M

Roos Weers                            Syracuse                                  Jr.                            D

Anna Willocks                         Saint Joseph's                         Jr.                            F


Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Third-Team All-American

Name                                    School                                  Class                      Position

Katie Birch                               Iowa                                        So.                           M/D

Malin Evert                             North Carolina                        Jr.                            M

Ymke Rose Gote                     Boston College                        Jr.                            M

Frederique Haverhals             Boston College                        Jr.                            D/M

Karlie Heistand                       Connecticut                             Sr.                            M

Laura Hurff                             Syracuse                                  Sr.                            M/F

Victoria Kammerinke              Saint Joseph's                         So.                           GK

Melanie Kreusch                     Massachusetts                        Sr.                            D

Julie Laszlo                              Monmouth                              Sr.                            D

Taylor Lister                            Delaware                                Sr.                            F

Margaux Paolino                     Duke                                        So.                           M

Puck Pentenga                        Northwestern                         Jr.                            M

Taylor Stone                            Louisville                                 Jr.                            M/D

Rose Tynan                              Duke                                        Jr.                            F

Manon van Weezel                Providence                              Fr.                            D/M/F

Kriekie van Wyk                      Pacific                                     Jr.                            F

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