Sixteen @ACCField Hockey Student-Athletes Earn NFHCA All-America Honors


Maryland’s Witmer, Virginia’s Buckley  earn fourth career honor

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Sixteen Atlantic Coast Conference field hockey student-athletes earned 2013 All-America honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, the organization announced Monday. The total is the most for any conference in the nation.

All seven ACC teams had at least one player recognized, led by league champion Maryland which tied for a national best with five All-Americans. Duke and Syracuse had three players selected, followed by North Carolina with two and Boston College, Virginia, and Wake Forest with one each.

Of the 16-member first team, seven are from ACC schools with two from Maryland and one each from Boston College, Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia. Four league representatives are on the second team, and five garnered third team honors.

Maryland’s Jill Witmer and Virginia’s Elly Buckley are the 12th and 13th players in league history to earn four career All-America honors. Syracuse’s Laura Hahnefeldt and Wake Forest’s Anna Kozniuk were recognized for the third time.


ACC on the 2013 NFHCA All-America First Team
Emma Plasteras, Boston College @
Paula Heimbach, Duke @
Ali McEvoy, Maryland
Jill Witmer, Maryland %
Emily Wold, North Carolina @
Leonie Geyer, Syracuse
Elly Buckley, Virginia %

ACC on the 2013 NFHCA All-America Second Team
Emmie Le Marchand, Duke @
Natalie Hunter, Maryland
Charlotte Craddock, North Carolina @
Anna Kozniuk, Wake Forest #

ACC on the 2013 NFHCA All-America Third Team
Lauren Blazing, Duke
Maxine Fluharty, Maryland
Sarah Sprink, Maryland
Alyssa Manley, Syracuse
Laura Hahnefeldt, Syracuse #

@ – Two-time selection
# – Three-time selection
% – Four-time selection