LANCASTER, Pa. – Five former Franklin & Marshall student-athletes earned a spot on the Centennial Conference (CC) Silver Anniversary Team for field hockey announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Kelly Schenke '95, Eileen Keever '06, Maura Hennigan '13, Maria Guarisco '16, and Mary Kate Olson '16 all earned the distinction.
The Centennial Silver Anniversary teams are in celebration of the Conference's first 25 years of competition, which began in 1993. During the remainder of July and the first two weeks of August, the CC will honor its member schools' most-distinguished student-athletes in 24 sports.
Criteria for the inclusion of a team are as follows:
Must be a graduate of the institution AND one of the following:
- 3-time or 4-time first-team All-Centennial performer (win same event in swimming, track)
- 2-time Centennial Player of the Year
- 1st team All-America AND 2-time first-team All-Centennial performer
- 2-time All-America (1st, 2nd or 3rd team)
Kelly Schenke '95
One of just three, three-time All-Americans in the history of the program, Schenke was named to an All-Conference First Team in each of her four seasons in Lancaster – twice as part of the MAC and twice as part of the Centennial. An accomplished goalkeeper, Schenke leads the F&M program in saves (1,279), save percentage (.928), and is sixth all-time with a 1.43 GAA mark. She was selected to the F&M Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.
Eileen Keever '06
Keever was a three-time All-CC First Team member – one of only 19 players in the history of the Conference to accomplish that feat, and one of only three Diplomats to stake that claim. Also one of just three F&M players to earn three All-America honors, Keever's 107 points remain fifth in the program record books, while her 45 goals rank sixth, and her 17 assists are good for 10th all-time. In 2004, she led the Centennial with 21 goals, becoming one of just 24 players in CC history to reach the 20-goal plateau in a season.
Maura Hennigan '13
Hennigan is one of just 10 F&M student-athletes to earn multiple All-America honors when she was named to the Third Team in 2011 and the Second Team in 2012. Competing primarily at the center-midfield position, Hennigan was a four-year starter who earned a spot on the All-CC First team on two occasions, while earning CC Player of the Year honors in 2012 – one of only three Diplomats to garner the distinction.
Maria Guarisco '16
Guarisco is also one of 10 F&M field hockey players to be named a multiple All-American after twice garnering the accolade in her junior and senior seasons. A dynamic midfielder, she earned All-Region accolades three times in her career and was an All-CC First Team member on three occasions – including unanimous selections in both 2014 and 2015. Guarisco concluded her career with the second-most points in program history (125), fifth-most goals (47) and second-most assists (31).
Mary Kate Olson '16
One of the program's three, three-time All-Americans, Olson was also a three-time All-Region and All-CC First Team member. An elite defender, Olson led F&M units which consistently ranked in the nation's top-10 in goals against average and shutout percentage. She wrapped up her four-year career by starting in all 80 games she appeared in, while tallying three goals and four assists.