GILBERT, Ariz. – Saint Joseph’s senior forward Anna Willocks, junior goalkeeper Victoria Kammerinke, and junior midfielder Pepa Serrano received Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-America honors on Tuesday. Willocks became the second Hawk in the history of the field hockey program to earn First Team All-America accolades, while Kammerinke was named to the Second Team and Serrano was voted onto the Third Team.
It is the third consecutive All-America nod for Willocks, who was the first Hawk to earn multiple All-America honors when she was named to the Second Team for the second consecutive season in 2017. Kammerinke becomes the second student-athlete in program history to be a multiple-time All-American; she was tabbed for the Third Team a season ago.
Serrano, meanwhile, is the fifth student-athlete to earn All-America status in the program’s history, following Willocks, Kammerinke, Linda Buonanno (First Team, 1986), and Hayley Davidson (Third Team, 1995).
Saint Joseph’s joined Connecticut, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina, Penn State, and Princeton with three honorees apiece, the most in the nation. Willocks is one of seven three-time honorees, while Kammerinke joins 12 others as two-time All-Americans.
Willocks wrapped up her career as the Hawks’ all-time leader in goals (77), assists (34), and points (188) after scoring 18 goals and totaling 43 points in her final campaign. A three-time Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year – the first in league history to achieve that feat – she was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team in each of her four seasons on Hawk Hill and earned three All-Region First Team honors as well.
A native of Palmerston North, New Zealand, Willocks was the league’s Rookie of the Year in 2015 and was named the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Performer of the Year in both 2016 and 2017 for her efforts both on the field and in the classroom. Tied with senior teammates Joely Helder and Monica Tice for the program record in games played, Willocks started all 82 contests over the course of her four seasons, helping lead the Hawks to three consecutive Atlantic 10 regular season titles, the past two A-10 tournament championships, and the first two NCAA Tournament berths in program history.
Hailing from Kaarst, Germany, Kammerinke was once again the top goalkeeper in the Atlantic 10 and one of the best in all of Division I as well. Earning Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive season, as well as being named the Most Outstanding Player of the Atlantic 10 Championship, Kammerinke tied for the national lead in shutouts with a school-record 10 on the season. She also led the Atlantic 10 in goals against average and save percentage while finishing the season fifth in Division I in GAA (1.05) and second in winning percentage (.857).
Kammerinke matched her single-season wins record of a season ago with 18 victories, and became the program’s all-time leader in career wins (46) and shutouts (19) by a goalkeeper. She was also named to both the All-Region First Team and the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team for the second consecutive season.
Serrano led the Hawks and tied for the Atlantic 10 lead with 12 assists, the second time in three seasons she topped the conference in that category; she now holds two of the program’s six highest single-season assist totals after tallying 13 in 2016. Serrano was named to the All-Region First Team for the first time this season after earning Second Team accolades in each of her first two seasons on Hawk Hill.
The Buenos Aires, Argentina, product was previously named the league’s top rookie in 2016 and earned All-Atlantic 10 First Team honors in each of the last three seasons. Serrano’s 31 career assists also rank her second in program history.
Saint Joseph’s enjoyed another banner season in 2018, claiming the program’s second consecutive Atlantic 10 tournament title with a 1-0 win over VCU at Ellen Ryan Field on November 3. The Hawks ended the season ranked 10th in the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll, the highest ranking in program history, and ninth in the NCAA RPI. The Hawks have now been ranked in each of the last 20 polls dating back to September 12, 2017.