GILBERT, Ariz. – Franklin & Marshall's Erin Coverdale and Melissa Gula were chosen to participate in the 2019 Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division III Senior Game. The contest will be held at the Spooky Nook Sporting Complex in Manheim, Pa. on Saturday, Nov. 23. The game is slated for 5:00 p.m. following the completion of the NCAA Division III semifinal games.
The pair of Diplomats are among just 72 players in the nation selected to compete. To read more about the game, click here.
Coverdale (Lewes, Del. / Cape Henlopen) has been an offensive force over her entire collegiate career, winning Centennial Conference (CC) Offensive Player of the Year each of the last two seasons. At the time of selection, Coverdale is fourth in F&M program history with 51 career goals, three away from becoming the record-holder. On the season, Coverdale has put more pressure on opposing defenses than anyone in the CC with 91 shot attempts, recording six goals and a team-high five assists along the way.
Gula (Short Hills, N.J. / Millburn) has been an anchor in a defense that recorded six shutouts and surrendered just nine goals all season. The senior has also been a major contributor to the offense, picking up eight goals and 14 assists over the course of her career.
The Diplomats (11-1, 5-0 CC) return to action Wednesday night, taking on Gettysburg at 7:00 p.m. on Tylus Field.