Eight area field hockey players – four from Southeastern Pennsylvania and four from South Jersey – were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American team, which was announced Monday.
In Pennsylvania, Spring-Ford had two players named to the first team: junior forward Alyssa Chillano and junior midfielder Gabrielle Major. They led Spring-Ford to a Pioneer Athletic Conference championship.
Junior forward Moira Putsch, of Inter-Ac co-champion Notre Dame, was named to the second team. Putsch was The Inquirer’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Player of the Year.
Haverford High senior midfielder Jessica McCarthy made the third team. McCarthy is headed to Drexel.
On the Jersey side, state champion Eastern had two players on the first team: Sophomore forward Austyn Cuneo, The Inquirer’s Player of the Year in South Jersey, and senior midfielder Carly Celkos, who will play at Penn St.
Eastern’s Karlee Spirit made the second team. The junior is already committed to Wake Forest.
Camden Catholic junior forward/midfielder Tara Vittese made the third team.
In other postseason field hockey awards, Mount St. Joseph’s senior Emilee Ehret was recently named second team All-Pennsylvania. Ehret is headed to Penn St.