CHANDLER, Ariz. – Five members of the Saint Joseph’s field hockey team earned Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Region honors, the NFHCA announced on Monday afternoon. Saint Joseph’s is one of just 10 schools nationwide to have five All-Region honorees.
Junior forward Anna Willocks was named to the All-Mid-Atlantic First Team for the second consecutive season, while sophomore goalkeeper Victoria Kammerinke and freshman forward Quinn Maguire earned First Team honors as well. Sophomore midfielder Pepa Serrano garnered Second Team accolades for the second year in a row, while sophomore back Kathrin Bentz was tabbed for the Second Team as well. All five were previously named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team.
Willocks was voted the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year for the third time, becoming the first student-athlete to achieve the feat in league history. She led the Hawks with 11 assists and 47 points on the season and tied for the team lead with 18 goals. A Second Team All-America selection a season ago, Willocks became the Hawks’ all-time leader in assists when she set up the goal that gave SJU its first Atlantic 10 title in 22 years on November 4.
Kammerinke shared the A-10’s Defensive Player of the Year award after leading the league in wins, goals against average, save percentage, and shutouts. She set a new Saint Joseph’s record for wins in a season with 18 and ranked among the national leaders in save percentage throughout the season, finishing third in Division I.
Maguire, the third consecutive Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year to wear the Crimson and Gray, tied Willocks for the team lead in goals with 18 and ranked second on the squad and third in the league with 42 points. She was a six-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, a new single-season high mark for the program, and joined Willocks on the A-10 All-Championship Team after netting a hat trick in the Hawks’ 7-2 semifinal win over Richmond.
After playing every minute of every game this season, Bentz earned All-Conference honors and ranked second on the team with eight assists and tied for the team lead with three defensive saves. She held down the center back position for a defense that ranked fourth in all of Division I with an .805 team save percentage.
Serrano pulled in Second Team All-Mid-Atlantic honors for the second consecutive season after posting 10 points as a central piece of the Hawk midfield. She is now a two-time All-Atlantic 10 First Team honoree as well after being named the 2016 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year.
All five Hawk honorees are now eligible for All-America consideration. The Longstreth/NFHCA All-America squads will be released on December 5.