LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's Erin Coverdale, Annie Horsley, and Sarah Schannauer were named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-Region squads. Coverdale and Horsley were named to the First Team while Schannauer earned Second Team honors. This is the second year in a row for Horsley to be named to the First Team. Both Coverdale and Schannauer are receiving the award for the first time.
Coverdale (Lewes, Del. / Cape Henlopen) earned her second postseason distinction after being named the Centennial Conference's (CC) Offensive Player of the Year and was one of three unanimous All-CC First Team selections. Coverdale led the team in points (39), goals (16), and assists (7). The sophomore forward tallied one goal and two assists during F&M's run to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament.
Horsley (Pennington, N.J. / The Pennington School), a senior midfielder, was honored for the second time this postseason after making her third straight appearance on the All-CC team, garnering first-team honors the last two years. Horsley is tied for second on the team with 12 goals this season, tallying three in the NCAA Tournament.
The senior ended her career setting a new program record for penalty strokes made at 10 and tied for eighth in career assists with 18.
Schannauer (Whitehall, Pa. / Whitehall) also earned her second postseason honor after being named to the All-CC Second 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 ending the season ninth in the country at 0.89.
The senior defender concluded her career after setting a program record with 17 career defensive saves.
The Diplomats finished another impressive season with an 18-4 overall record after making the program's 11th NCAA Tournament appearance and first Final Four contest since 1983. F&M's 18 wins in 2017 are tied for the most in single-season history, equaling the efforts of the 2012 (18-2 overall) and 2014 (18-3) teams. The Diplomats won the CC Championship for the first time since 2012 with 2-1 victory over Johns Hopkins on Nov. 5.