Six members of the Saint Joseph's field hockey program were selected to take part in the upcoming Young Women's National Championship to be held at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex. Rising seniors Joely Helder and Monica Tice, rising juniors Corinne Gerber and Courtney Gerber, and rising sophomores Jordan Olenginski and Claire Sylvester were selected for the tournament, which will begin on June 25.
The Saint Joseph's field hockey team was chosen as a nominee for the 2018 edition of the annual John Wanamaker Athletic Award, to be presented on June 11. The Philadelphia Eagles were selected as this year's winner of the Wanamaker Award, bestowed upon "the athlete, team, or organization which has done the most to reflect credit upon Philadelphia and to the team or sport in which they excel." The award is presented by PHLSports, a division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The members of the Saint Joseph's field hockey team enjoyed great success on the pitch during this academic year, claiming the Atlantic 10 regular season and tournament titles. But the Hawks have also shown their mettle off of it as well, achieving successes in the classroom and in their community service commitments.
Coming off its second consecutive Atlantic 10 regular season title and the school's first-ever NCAA Tournament trip, the Saint Joseph's field hockey program is not resting on its laurels in 2018. The Hawks are set to take on a challenging schedule this fall, including three matchups with NCAA postseason teams from a season ago.
Hamburg, Germany, native Johanna Huse will join the Saint Joseph's field hockey program this fall. She comes to Hawk Hill from Hochrad High School and the Gro▀flottbeker Tennis, Hockey, and Golf Club program as well as the German National Team setup.
Tonya Botherway, a native of New Zealand, will be joining the Saint Joseph's field hockey program this fall. She is a product of the ABC Hockey club program and has spent time in the New Zealand National Team setup as well.
Scotland native Lorna Crawford is the newest addition to the Saint Joseph's field hockey program. A member of the Watsonians club program and the Scottish National Team setup, she will join the Hawk backfield in time for the fall season.
Kate Gogel, a goalkeeper out of Danielsville, Pennsylvania, is set to join the Saint Joseph's field hockey program this fall. She comes to Hawk Hill from Northampton High School and is a member of the WC Eagles club program.
Gibbsboro, New Jersey, native Jessica Maute is the latest to join the Saint Joseph's field hockey program in time for the fall season. She played her high school hockey at Eastern High School and is a member of the UPRISE Field Hockey Club.
Megan Brannen, a defender out of Millersville, Maryland, will join the Saint Joseph's field hockey program this fall. She is a product of the Severna Park High School and SPark Field Hockey Club programs.
Katie Karpinski, a midfielder and back from Crestwood High School, will join the Saint Joseph's field hockey program for the 2018 season. She is a native of Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Electric Surge Field Hockey Club.
The National Field Hockey Coaches Association has announced its academic honors for the 2017 season, and the Saint Joseph's field hockey team featured 14 award winners. In addition, the Hawks earned the National Academic Team Award as well.