Five Division II field hockey players with Lancaster County connections earned All-American honors from the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association on Monday.
In all, 32 athletes were recognized, including 20 first-time honorees. Millersville forward Aliza Mizak was the lone player to earn her fourth selection, making Marauder history as the program's first four-time All-American.
West Chester led the way with five All-Americans, while East Stroudsburg, Merrimack, Millersville, Pace and Shippensburg each had three players recognized.
Local first team selections included Shippensburg defender Mikayla Cheney, Kutztown midfielder Mackenzie Fuhrman and Millersville forward Erica Tarsi. Mizak and fellow Marauder Sol Ortiz-Kreiner earned second team honors.
Cheney and Fuhrman were named first team All-America by Synapse Sports in December, while Tarsi and Ortiz-Kreiner were second team selections.
View the complete list of NFHCA All-American selections here.
Cheney played center back for Shippensburg, playing in all 23 games as a junior and starting in 22 of them. The Conestoga Valley graduate helped the defense post nine shutouts, including a 1-0 overtime victory over East Stroudsburg in the national championship.
Warwick graduate Adrienne McGarrigle set up the Raiders' winning goal, firing toward the cage where Emily Stauffer redirected the ball to clinch the team's third-straight NCAA title.
Fuhrman, who played at Manheim Township, started all 19 games for Kutztown and earned her second All-PSAC first team selection. The junior was third on the Bears with five goals and second with 11 assists, a number which also put her second in the PSAC. She currently sits eighth in program history with 20 career assists.
Tarsi was Millersville's leading scorer for the second-straight season, netting 14 goals and six assists — good for fourth in the PSAC in goals, seventh in points and tied for eighth in assists. The junior's currently seventh in program history with 75 career points.
Mizak finished her senior season second on the team with eight goals and third with 18 points. Her career numbers of 34 goals and 76 points put her fifth and sixth, respectively, in program history.
Marauder teammate Ortiz-Kreiner, who graduated from Elizabethtown, finished third on the team with seven goals and second with 23 points. The redshirt sophomore's nine assists led Millersville and tied the midfielder third place in the conference.
The 2018 Longstreth/NFHCA Regional Player of the Year will be announced on January 8, followed by the National Player of the Year on January 9.