Field Hockey Athlete of the Year
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown, Delaware
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.
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.
Florence High School, Florence, New Jersey
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.
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.
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.