Field hockey players making an impact on the college turf

By on November 12, 2014
Cocalico graduate Jordan Page leads the fourth-ranked Syracuse Orange into the NCAA Tournament, which gets underway this weekend.

Cocalico graduate Jordan Page leads the fourth-ranked Syracuse Orange
into the NCAA Tournament, which gets underway this weekend.

Northern Lancaster County is well-represented in the college field hockey ranks this season, with numerous players competing at all three levels.

The following is an update of each player and how they have fared this season:

Division One

Jordan Page (Cocalico), Sr., Back, Syracuse University: Page is the third leading scoring for the Orange with seven goals and 14 assists. Has started all 20 games for the Orange, who lost to Wake Forest, 2-0, this past Sunday in the ACC championship game. On the road to the ACC finals, the Orange knocked of number one ranked North Carolina, 3-2 in overtime.

Syracuse, which is 15-5 on the season and ranked 4th in the country, drew an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament and will host the first two rounds this Saturday and Sunday.

The Orange will face Boston University in the opening round Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

As a junior, Page was a Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region Team selection. She was on the All-Big East Second Team as a sophomore.

She has started and played in every game for her entire Syracuse career.

Liza Morgan (Cocalico), Jr., Forward, Albany University: Morgan has been a key reserve off the bench and has played in all 20 games (one start) for the Great Danes (18-2), who are ranked 14th in the country. She’s played in all 58 games during her college career with six starts.

This past weekend, Albany punched its ticket into the NCAA Tournament with a 5-0 victory over New Hampshire in the America East Finals. The Great Danes, who have the nation’s longest current winning streak at 18 games, will open NCAA play Saturday at 2 p.m. at the University of Maryland where they’ll face ACC champion Wake Forest.

Haley Mitchell (Cocalico), Sr., Goalie, Temple University: Mitchell has appeared in eight games for the Owls, registering 10 saves with a 2.39 GAA. The Owls, who finished 13-5 on the year, closed out the season with a 4-1 loss in the Big East finals to defending national champion Connecticut.

Rachel Stauffer (Ephrata), Jr., Forward, Indiana University: Stauffer played in all 17 games for the Hoosiers with four starts. She recorded two goals and three assists for the Hoosiers, who closed out the regular season at 9-8.

Stauffer has appeared in 53 total games during her career at Indiana, and has scored seven goals and four assists.

Taylor Kidwell (Cocalico), Jr., Back, Villanova University: Kidwell appeared in 16 games this season with 10 starts for the Wildcats (4-1).

She led the team in defensive saves with three. For her career, she has played in 31 games with 18 starts.

Janelle High (Cocalico), So., Midfielder, Lehigh University: High started all 18 games for the Mountain Hawks, who finished 4-14 on the year. She appeared in 16 games with three starts as a freshman.

Allie Stauffer (Cocalico), So., F, Towson University: Stauffer played in all 18 games for the Tigers (2-16) with nine starts. Appeared in 12 games as a freshman with 10 starts.

Mackenzie Ruth (Ephrata), So., Forward, St. Francis University: Ruth was sidelined the entire season with a back injury and took a medical red shirt. Ruth appeared in 11 games with three starts as a freshman for the Red Flash, who finished this season with a record of 14-3 after falling 5-0 to Richmond in the Atlantic 10 Conference semifinals.

Emily Johnson (Cocalico), Fr., Midfielder, Bucknell University: Johnson appeared in four games for the 13-6 Bison, who lost 2-1 to Boston University in the Patriot League finals.

Carrie Sensenig (Cocalico), Fr., Midfielder, Old Dominion University: Sensenig took a red shirt year this season at ODU (11-8), leaving her with four full yeas of eligibility remaining.

Division Two

Jessica Lawville (Cocalico), Sr., For./Mid., Eat Stroudsburg University: Lawville has started all 18 games for the Warriors (10-8). She is the second leading scorer on the team with 15 goals and four assists on the year. She has played in a total of 73 collegiate contests with 55 starts. She has 38 career goals and 15 assists.

East Stroudsburg was set to host Mercyhurst in the PSAC Tournament on Tuesday afternoon.

Division Three

Moriah Pfautz (Ephrata), So., Forward, Messiah College: Pfautz has appeared in 19 games with 18 starts. She has registered nine goals and six assists on the year for the 14-6 Falcons, who won the Commonwealth Conference championship with a 3-0 victory over Alvernia.

Messiah has qualified for the NCAA Tournament and will face host Kenyon College in Wednesday’s first round, beginning at 1:15 p.m.

Pfautz, who was named Second Team All-Commonwealth this season, was named First Team All-Commonwealth, Commonwealth Player of the Year and Commonwealth Rookie of the Year a season ago.

Nicole Wilkerson (Ephrata), Fr., Midfielder, Messiah College: Wilkerson is another key cog in the Messiah wheel this year. The freshman has started all 20 games for the Falcons. She has registered three goals and three assists on the season.

Alyssa Sadorf (Ephrata), Fr., Back, Messiah College: Sadorf has appeared in five games for the Falcons, and is tied for the team lead in defensive saves with two.

Jordan Miller (Cocalico), Jr., Midfielder, Ursinus College: Miller has appeared in 16 games for Ursinus (16-3), which captured the Centennial Conference title this past week with a 2-1 victory over F&M. Miller leads the team with four defensive saves on the year.

Ursinus will begin NCAA Tournament play Saturday at Middlebury (Ma.) when the Bears face the winner of the first-round match between Regis (Ma.) and F&M.

Brooke Overly (Ephrata), Fr., Forward, Ursinus College: Overly has appeared in 13 games for Ursinus. She has scored four goals and one assist in her freshman campaign.

Emma Frees (Ephrata), Fr., Back, Ursinus College: Frees has appeared in six games for the Bears on defense.

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