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Watertown's Kourtney Kennedy (MA) named 2017 Field Hockey Athlete of the Year

Monday, January 30, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mattie Potter
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January 27, 2017 – Easton, PA - The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) is pleased to announce Kourtney Kennedy of Watertown High School in Watertown, Massachusetts as the winner of 2016-2017 NHSCA National High School Senior Field Hockey Athlete of the Year Award.


Kennedy closed-out her outstanding high school career without a loss and four straight Division 2 state championships.  Kennedy scored the winning goal in her team’s 4-3 win over Oakmont Regional in the state final, which extended Watertown’s national record win streak to 123 straight.  Watertown also has a 183 game unbeaten streak.


Kennedy, who has accepted a scholarship to play at the University of Connecticut, was her team’s leading scorer, finishing her career with over 100 goals.  As a junior and a senior, she was named second team All-American, plus she was named to the Boston Globe and Boston Heradld All-Scholastic teams in 2016.


“Kourtney is an excellent example what this award stands for,” said Eric Hess, Executive Director of the NHSCA.  “Kourtney has excelled on the field and off.  She is a leader that led her school to national records for victories.  We congratulate Kourtney on an outstanding high school career.”


Kennedy is the first winner of the Field Hockey Athlete of the Year Award from Massachusetts.


This the 17th year straight year the NHSCA will honor achievers in the high school athletic community nationwide with its Athlete of the Year Award in 20 boys’ and girls’ sports.  Other winners will be announced throughout the rest of the 2016-2017 school year.


Each one of the honorees will receive a beautiful trophy, plus they will be honored in the National High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum that the NHSCA will be building in the near future.


 Past selections for Senior National Field Hockey Player of the Year:

2016 – Haley Schleicher, First Colonial HS, Virginia

2015 – Austyn Cuneo, Eastern HS, New Jersey

2014 – Carol Middough, Shore Regional HS, New Jersey

2013- Lexi Smith – Florence HS, New Jersey

2012 – Emma Bozek – Lakeland HS, New York

2011 – Maxine Fluharty – Sussex Technical HS, Delaware

2010 – Marta Malmberg – Marathon Central HS, New York

2009 – Kelsey Kolojejchick – Wyoming Seminary, Pennsylvania

2008 - Katie Reinprecht – Mount St. Joseph Academy, Pennsylvania

2007 - Katelyn Falgowski – St. Mark’s HS, Delaware

2006 - Amie Survilla – Crestwood HS, Pennsylvania

2005 – Katy LePage – Skowhegan HS, Maine

2004 – Caitlin Williams – St. Thomas Aquinas School, New Hampshire

2003 – Laree Beans – Emmaus HS, Pennsylvania

2002 - Lori Hillman – Eastern Regional HS, New Jersey

2001 – Carey Fetting-Smith – Bryn Mawr School for Girls, Maryland

2000 - Jacque LaFleur – Bel Air HS, Maryland

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