LANCASTER, Pa. - Five Franklin & Marshall field hockey players grabbed spots on the 2017 All-Centennial Conference (CC) Team, announced on Tuesday. Erin Coverdale earned Offensive Player of the Year, as well as landed on the First Team. She was joined by Annie Horsley, who is one of only two to repeat from last year on the First Team. Sarah Schannauer, Sydney Cole, and Ilianna Santangelo were all named to the Second Team.
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Coverdale (Lewes, Del. / Cape Henlopen) earned All-CC honors for the first time in her career. A unanimous selection, the sophomore forward leads the Conference with 35 points and 15 goals. Coverdale recorded two hat tricks against Muhlenberg (Sept. 16) and Haverford (Sept. 23) and produced multi-goal efforts on four occasions. Coverdale is the third F&M player to receive Offensive POTY, joining Becky Willert '12 and Maura Hennigan '13.
Horsley (Pennington, N.J. / The Pennington School) made her third appearance on the All-CC Team after earning First Team honors last season. The senior midfielder is sixth in the Conference with nine goals, including two scores during the CC Tournament.
Schannauer (Whitehall, Pa. / Whitehall), a senior defender, landed on the All-CC Team for the second time in her career. She cemented a defense that consistently ranked in the nation's top-10 for goals against average. Schannauer also set the program record for defensive saves (17) in the win against Johns Hopkins in the CC Championship game on Nov. 5.
Cole (Greenwich, Conn. / Greenwich) earned All-CC recognition for the first time in her career. Cole's eight goals tied her for eighth in the Conference while her five assists place her tied for second. Cole set the program record for game-winning goals (15) with an overtime tally against Ursinus on Oct. 7.
Santangelo (Sudbury, Mass. / Saint Marks), a junior goalkeeper, earned All-CC honors for the second time in her career after being named to the First Team last season. Santangelo leads the Conference in goals-against average (0.91) and ranks second in save percentage (.821). She currently ranks 11th in the nation in goals-against average (0.91).
The Diplomats start the 2017 NCAA Tournament on Wednesday, hosting Misericordia for a first-round matchup at 6:00 p.m.