CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Saint Joseph's senior field hockey standout Anna Willocks was among the honored guests at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association's annual awards dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Monday night.
Willocks was recognized as one of the area's most outstanding collegiate student-athletes at the event, occupying a seat on the dais with representatives from a number of area colleges, as well as award winners such as pitcher Aaron Nola of the Philadelphia Phillies, broadcaster Mike Quick of the Philadelphia Eagles, and former Philadelphia Flyers star Brian Propp.
The native of Palmerston North, New Zealand, was honored for her record-breaking career on Hawk Hill, where she will graduate as the Hawks' all-time leader in goals, assists, and points. Willocks is the program's first-ever three-time All-America honoree, and this season became the second Hawk in program history to earn First Team All-America accolades.
A two-year captain of the squad, Willocks – the Atlantic 10's only three-time Offensive Player of the Year (2015-17) – helped lead the Hawks to three consecutive Atlantic 10 regular season championships, the last two Atlantic 10 tournament titles, and Saint Joseph's first two NCAA Tournament bids in program history.
One of the oldest organizations of its kind in the nation, the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association has been holding its annual awards dinner for 115 years, making it the longest-running such event in the United States.