Newport News, Va. – University of Massachusetts seniors Sarah Hawkshaw and Melanie Kreusch and Saint Joseph’s junior Anna Willocks and sophomore Victoria Kammerinke were named to the 2017 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America squads Tuesday afternoon.
Hawkshaw inked her name on the second team for the second time in her career. She made significant climbs in the UMass record book throughout her 85 career appearances. With 92 points on 40 goals and 12 assists, she became an offensive mainstay while in Amherst. Hawkshaw is seventh in program history in career goals as well as eighth in points. As a senior in 2017, the Dublin, Ireland product turned in 21 points on nine goals and three helpers.
Kreusch, the Atlantic 10 Co-Defensive Player of the Year, was placed on the third team for the first time in her career. Kreusch was instrumental in 2017 on the UMass backline, anchoring a defense that held opponents to 1.76 goals per game. The Brussels, Belgium native helped her own cause at the other end of the pitch as an offensive spark plug, averaging 1.19 points per game which ranked 10th in the Atlantic 10. Kreusch was also a key part of the UMass penalty corner unit and closed her career with 87 points on 37 goals and 13 assists over 85 matches played. She led the team in goals and points this year and ranks in the top-10 in program history in career goals and points.
Willocks, a native of Palmerston North, New Zealand, who earned Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year honors for the third time, earned second team accolades for the second consecutive season. She also became the first Hawk in program history to earn multiple All-America honors. Willocks tied for the team lead in goals with 18 and added a team-best 11 assists to lead the Hawks with 47 points en route to her third All-Atlantic 10 First Team selection.
Kammerinke, who hails from Kaarst, Germany, was tabbed for the third team. She was named the Atlantic 10’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year and led the A-10 in goals against average, save percentage, and shutouts while setting a program record with 18 victories on the season. Kammerinke ranked third in the nation in save percentage while backstopping a defense that ranked fourth in all of Division I in team save percentage.