Willert, Hennigan Earn NFHCA All-American Honors
LANCASTER, Pa. - A day after being named Synapse Sports All-Americans, the Franklin & Marshall duo of Becky Willert and Maura Hennigan have been named Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Americans, it was announced on Tuesday. Willert earned first team accolades, while Hennigan was named to the third team.
Willert, a senior forward, became the first F&M player to win Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Year honors this fall. She led the CC in points (63) and goals (29) and climbed her way up the F&M record books with her performance. Willert closed out her career ranked first in game-winning goals (13), fourth in goals (48) and fifth in points (102). She also ranks first in single-season game-winners (9) and second in both single-season points (63) and single-season goals (29).
Hennigan, a junior midfielder, was a driving force in the middle of the field for the Diplomats. She led the team and the CC in assists (9) and also added three goals on the year.
Willert and Hennigan helped F&M put together one of the best seasons in school history in 2011. The Diplomats won a school-record 17 games, earned their first-ever Centennial Conference (CC) regular season title, advanced to the CC title game for the second time and moved onto the NCAA Sweet 16 before falling to Middlebury, 2-1.