LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's Mary Kate Olson and Maria Guarisco were both named to the 2015 ECAC Division III Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey All-Star Second Team, announced Thursday. The honor is the second of Olson's career, while Guarisco earned the distinction for the third time.
Olson (Woodbine, Md. / Glenelg) continues to collect postseason awards after also earning spots on the NFHCA All-America Second Team and the Synapse Sports All-America First Team, as well as the All-Region First Team for the third straight season and garnering first team All-CC accolades for the third consecutive year. The senior defender led a defensive unit that ranked seventh in the nation in shutouts per game (52 percent) and 10th in goals against average (0.90). Olson also contributed on the offensive end, tallying two goals and two assists.
Guarisco (Cranford, N.J. / Cranford) also continues to be honored for her outstanding senior campaign. She landed on the NFHCA All-America First Team and the Synapse Sports All-America Second Team, while also earning All-Region accolades for the third time in her career after making her way onto the first team the second straight season earlier in November. The senior midfielder was also a unanimous All-Centennial Conference (CC) First Team selection for the second consecutive year, leading the Diplomats and placing fourth in the conference in points (39), sixth in goals (15) and third in assists (9).
She had five game-winning markers on the season, registered a point in all but five contests and finished her career with the second-most points in program history (125), fifth-most goals (47) and second-most assists (31).
The Diplomats ranked among the nation's top-10 teams throughout the season, advanced to the NCAA Second Round for the second consecutive year and accumulating a combined 17-4, 10-0 CC record. F&M produced a double-digit win total for the seventh straight season and notched the second-most wins in program history.