Sixteen ACC Student-Athletes Earn NFHCA All-America Honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( -- Sixteen Atlantic Coast Conference field hockey student-athletes earned 2015 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 multiple players recognized. National champion Syracuse and runner-up North Carolina had three players named, while Boston College, Duke, Louisville, Virginia, and Wake Forest had two players honored.

Of the 16-member first team, eight are from ACC schools with three from Syracuse, two from North Carolina and Virginia, and one from Duke.

ACC on the 2015 NFHCA All-America Teams
First Team
Lauren Blazing, Duke
Emily Wold, North Carolina
Nina Notman, North Carolina
Alyssa Manley, Syracuse
Emma Russell, Syracuse
Laura Hurff, Syracuse
Lucy Hyams, Virginia
Tara Vittese, Virginia

Second Team
Emily McCoy, Boston College
Leah Settipane, Boston College
Aileen Johnson, Duke
Julia Young, North Carolina
Jessica Newak, Wake Forest

Third Team
Ayeisha McFerran, Louisville
Victoria Stratton, Louisville