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Field Hockey Athlete of the Year
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Field Hockey Athlete of the Year

 

2000

Jacque LaFleur
Bel Air High School, Bel Air, Maryland

The 5-foot-9 LaFleur excelled in three sports - field hockey, basketball, and softball - at Bel Air High. She was Bel Air's leading scorer for three years, ending her career as the school's all-time leading scorer with 53 goals and 22 assists. She was a three-time Baltimore All-Metro Second Team selection and was selected Second-team All-State by the Maryland Coaches Association as a senior. She was voted the winner of the Al Cesky Memorial Scholarship as Bel Air High's top senior athlete this year. "Athletes like Jacque LaFleur are among the success stories produced in high school athletics today," NHSCA executive director Bob Ferraro said. "She has worked extremely hard to develop her skills and has become one of the best lacrosse players not only in the state of Maryland, but the entire nation, and we are proud to be honoring her."  As a three-year starter in basketball, LaFleur finished her career with 1,198 points - the first female player at Bel Air High to score more than 1,000 point in a career - and also led her team in rebounds and steals her final two years. She also was a four-year starter at shortstop on the softball team and was a four-time All-Harford County Team selection. Also an outstanding student, LaFleur graduated seventh in her class of 365 with a 4.08 grade-point average, and scored 1410 on the SAT exam.

 

2001

Carey Fetting-Smith
Bryn Mawr School for Girls, Baltimore, Maryland

"Athletes like Carey Fetting-Smith are among the success stories produced in high school athletics today," NHSCA executive director Bob Ferraro said. "She has worked extremely hard to develop her skills and has become one of the best field hockey players not only in the state of Maryland, but the entire nation, and we are proud to be honoring her." A two-time high school All-American, Fetting-Smith scored 11 goals and added 15 assists last fall to lead Bryn Mawr to a 20-0-2 record and a fourth consecutive independent school state title. She was the captain of the 1999 U.S. Under-16 National Team and was a member of the 2000 U.S. Under-20 and Under-19 National Teams. She also was selected National Player of the Year by SchoolSports.com.

 

2002

Lori Hillman
Eastern Regional High School, Voorhees, New Jersey

"Athletes like Lori Hillman are among the success stories produced in high school athletics today," NHSCA executive director Bob Ferraro said. "She has worked extremely hard to develop her skills and has become one of the best field hockey players not only in the state of New Jersey, but the entire nation, and we are proud to be honoring her." A three-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) First-Team All-American, Hillman, a midfielder, scored 22 goals and added 21 assists this season, and her 89 career goals are a school record. Hillman, who will attend the University of Michigan, led Eastern High to three consecutive Group 4 state titles, and the school's record during her four-year career was 80-2-2, with both of the losses coming in her freshman year. She played on the under-18 National Team last year and will compete on the under-19 National Team this year.

 

2003

Laree Beans
Emmaus High School, Emmaus, Pennsylvania

"Laree Beans' impressive offensive numbers and leadership contributed to an ongoing tradition at one of the strongest field hockey programs in the nation," said NHSCA executive director Bob Ferraro. "The NHSCA is proud to honor Laree Beans as the National High School Senior Field Hockey Athlete of the Year." A three-time all-state selection, Beans led Emmaus High to state finals appearances in both her junior and senior seasons, including a state championship in 2001. As a junior and senior Beans was selected as a All-American, as she finished her prep career with a school record 105 goals and 97 assists. Named the offensive player of the year at traditionally-strong Emmaus in her sophomore and senior seasons, Beans was also the Emmaus MVP in her junior and senior seasons. She will follow in the footsteps of several other Emmaus High greats who have gone on to play collegiately at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

2004

Caitlin Williams
St. Thomas Aquinas School, Greenland, New Hampshire

Honor student Caitlin Williams is this year's NHSCA National Athlete of the Year in field hockey. Williams has been a member of the USA under-21 team and graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas School in Greenland, N.H. One of the nation's best goalkeepers, Williams is also a standout lacrosse player, and will continue her field hockey career at Duke University.  

 

2005

Katy LePage
Skowhegan High School, Skowhegan, Maine

In 2004, the NHSCA honored Skowhegan High coach Paula Doughty as its National High School Coach of Year. This year, the association returns to Skowhegan to honor LePage, one of her greatest players ever. Small at 5-foot-1, LePage put up big numbers. As a senior, she scored a school-record 32 goals and added 14 assists, and scored the winning goal with under three minutes remaining in a 3-2 championship game victory, making her the first Maine girl ever to play on four state title teams. Voted the state Player of the Year by three Maine newspapers and a member of the Class A All-State Team, she also earned a mention in Sports Illustrated magazine's Faces in the Crowd section. She had 59 goals, also a school record, and 29 assists in her career.

 

2006

Amie Survilla
Crestwood High School, Mountain Top, Pennsylvania

Survilla, a forward, set a Pennsylvania state record by scoring 63 goals as a junior, two of them coming in the state championship game as she led Crestwood to an unbeaten season and the Class AA state title. A three-time selection to the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association High School All-America Team, including First Team honors the past two years, Survilla also is a four-year member of USA Field Hockey national teams, competing on the Under-16 national team in 2003 and 2004 and the Under-21 national team the past two years. Also a standout center fielder on the Crestwood softball team, she will attend Duke University.  

 

2007

Katelyn Falgowski
St. Mark's High School, Wilmington, Delaware 

Falgowski, a forward, was a four-time All-State selection. She was voted the state's Player of the Year as a sophomore, when she scored 17 goals and added 15 assists, and as a junior, when she led St. Mark's to the state title game with eight goals and 13 assists. A member of six U.S. National Teams, she became the youngest player ever selected to the U.S. Senior National Team, and competed in the World Cup last September, a month before her 18th birthday, as the U.S. finished sixth. A three-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) First Team All-American, she will attend the University of North Carolina.

 

2008

Katie Reinprecht
Mount St. Joseph Academy, Flourtown, Pennsylvania

The midfielder was the only player to earn All-America First Team honors for a third time this season from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) after racking up 34 goals and 21 assists for a Magic team that advanced to the Class 3A state semifinals. In her career, she totaled 102 goals and 91 assists to lead the Magic to a 93-12-1 record over her four years and the state title game as a junior. A member of a field hockey family, Reinprecht will join her older sister, Sarah, on the Princeton University field hockey squad next year. Her mother, Tina, is Mount St. Joseph's co-head coach and her younger sister, Julia, a junior, also earned NFHCA First-Team All-America honors this season. Reinprecht played for the U.S. Under-21 National Team in Shanghai last summer and is the only high school player in the Senior national team pool.

 

2009

Kelsey Kolojejchick
Wyoming Seminary Upper School, Kingston, Pennsylvania

A four-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American, Kolojejchick helped lead the Knights to a 23-1 record and the Class 2A state championship last fall, and the team posted an overall record of 87-5 during her career. A member of the Under-21 U.S. National Team since 2007, she helped the Americans win the Junior Pan American Games championship last fall, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Chile that enabled the American team to clinch first place in its pool. She also was a member of the Under-16 National Team. An all-around athlete, Kolojejchick was a two-time All-Conference selection in soccer, was the recipient of her team's Gold Award in swimming and also competed in track and field during her career. She will attend the University of North Carolina.  

 

2010

Marta Malmberg
Marathon Central High School, Marathon, New York

A three-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association First Team All-American, Malmberg led Marathon to an 18-2-1 record and the Class C state championship last fall. Marathon won three state titles during Malmberg’s career, and was the state runner-up her junior year. In her career, Malmberg scored 68 goals and had 90 assists, making her just the fourth girl to reach the 90-assist plateau in New York’s rich field hockey history. A veteran of USA Field Hockey developmental and national teams, Malmberg was the second youngest member of the U.S. Under-21 National Team that finished eighth in the BDO Junior World Cup Championships last summer, scoring a pair of goals in the tournament, and was the only high school player selected to the team that represented the United States in a five-game test series against Argentina this month. She will attend the University of North Carolina, joining the NHSCA’s previous two Senior Athletes of the Year, Kelsey Kolojejchick and Katelyn Falgowski.

 

2011

Maxine Fluharty
Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown, Delaware

A two-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) First Team All-American, Fluharty starred on both the Sussex Tech field hockey and lacrosse teams. She led the Ravens to state field hockey championships in 2009 and 2010, and was the state’s leading scorer with 40 goals and 24 assists as a senior. Fluharty led the team in scoring and was named the state’s Player of the Year in both seasons. She scored 120 goals and had 61 assists in her career. A four-time All-Henlopen Conference selection and a three-time First Team All-State selection in both field hockey and lacrosse, Fluharty scored 270 lacrosse goals and was coached in that sport by her mother, Kathleen Fluharty. Maxine Fluharty played on the USA Under-21 field hockey team that toured Ireland and Germany in March, scoring a pair of goals in the series. Also a NFHCA High School National Academic Team selection in 2010, she will play field hockey at the University of Maryland.

 

2012

Emma Bozek
Lakeland High School, Shrub Oak, New York

Bozek had 77 points this season, scoring 40 goals and addinga national-best 37 assists to lead the Hornets to a 21-1 record, a third consecutive Class B state championship and the No. 3 finalnational ranking according to topofthecircle.com. She finished her career with 119 goals and 58 assists, and was one of just three players nationally to reach the 30-30 club in goals and assists as a senior. Bozek was named to the Harrow Sports/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) First Team for the second consecutive year, and also was an NFHCA All-Academic Team selection. Selected to train at the Junior National Camp for field hockey the past two summers, Bozek also is a two-time member of the USA Under-17 Women’s National Field Hockey Team, which competed in the DOMO International Easter Hockey Tournament in the Netherlands. Bozek will attend the University of North Carolina.

 

2013

Lexi Smith
Florence High School, Florence, New Jersey  

Lexi Smith finishes her field hockey career as the nation’s all-time leading goal scorer. Smith, who will play college field hockey at College of New Jersey, scored 191 goals in four years. A glimpse of the future was given during Smith’s freshman year when she scored 44 goals.

 

2014

Carol Middough
Shore Regional High School, West Long Branch, New Jersey

Carol Middough had an incredible senior season scoring goals – she netted 78 goals, which was the third most in high school field hockey history and second most all-time in the state of New Jersey. And, while Middough was great at scoring, she also dished out 17 assists. Middough, who was named first-team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association and Harrow Sports, ended her career with 131 goals and 66 assists. Middough was a member of the school’s National Honor Society and will play college field hockey at Yale in the fall. Middough is the second straight NHSCA Field Hockey Player of the Year from New Jersey. Aside from 2013 winner Lexi Smith of Florence High School, the NHSCA honored Lori Hillman of Eastern Regional in 2002.

 

2015

Austyn Cuneo
Eastern Regional High School, Voorhees Township, New Jersey

Austyn Cuneo leaves high school as the country’s all-time leading goal scorer. Cuneo’s numbers — 328 goals, 94 assists AND her team’s never lost a game during her four-year career.  Her 95 goals as a senior was one shy of her single season record of 96 goals that she netted in 2013. She broke the record for most consecutive games with at least one goal — she finished with 70 straight games with at least a goal.  Cuneo will attend the University of North Carolina.

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