PHILADELPHIA – Four members of the Saint Joseph’s field hockey team were named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team on Monday afternoon. Senior Anna Willocks, juniors Kathrin Bentz and Victoria Kammerinke, and sophomore Jordan Olenginski were tabbed for the 11-member squad in a vote conducted among the sports information directors of 30 institutions across the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
All four Hawks were previously named to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team last month as well.
Willocks makes her third appearance on the squad after being named the Academic All-Area Performer of the Year in each of the past two seasons. A two-time NFHCA All-America Second Team and three-time All-Region First Team honoree, three-time Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year, and four-time All-Atlantic 10 First Team selection, the Palmerston North, New Zealand, native totaled 18 goals, seven assists, and 43 points as a senior and ended her career as the Hawks’ all-time leader in goals (77), assists (34), and points (188).
Bentz earned All-Atlantic 10 Second Team honors this season after being named to the First Team in 2017. Last season she was also tabbed for the All-Region Second Team, and this season she helped lead one of the top defensive units in the nation once again. Hailing from Hamburg, Germany, Bentz chipped in on the offensive end as well with a goal, seven assists, and nine points.
The two-time Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year and the 2018 Atlantic 10 Championship Most Outstanding Player, Kammerinke earned her second consecutive All-Area nod after backstopping the Hawks to 18 wins, matching the program record set a season ago. The Kaarst, Germany, product tied for the national lead in shutouts and ranked among the top five in both goals against average and winning percentage. She also broke school records for wins in a career by a goalkeeper (46) and career shutouts (19) this season.
Olenginski tallied three goals and seven assists for 13 points in her second season in the Crimson and Gray. The Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, native was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team a season ago, and spent this season as the Hawks’ primary inserter on penalty corner opportunities.
To be eligible for selection, a student-athlete must be in at least her second season at the institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better. Senior Julie Johnson of Rowan was voted the Performer of the Year; joining Johnson and the Hawk quartet on this year’s squad are Melissa Elizardo of West Chester, Rachel Galante of Rowan, Eastern’s Alison Hoag, Isabelle Houser of Arcadia, Neumann’s Chelsea Kulesza, and Sam Scoma of Widener.