LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall field hockey's Erin Coverdale and Annie Horsley were named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-America Team and Synapse Sports All-America Team this week. Coverdale received First Team distinction on each list and Horsley was named to the Third Team for both squads. The honors make the duo the 32nd and 33rd players in program history to earn All-America status, and marks the seventh consecutive season that the Diplomats had at least one player named All-American.
Coverdale (Lewes, Del. / Cape Henlopen) earned her fifth postseason distinction after being named Regional Player of the Year for the South Region, All-Region First Team, the Centennial Conference's (CC) Offensive Player of the Year, while being one of three unanimous All-CC First Team selections. Coverdale led the team in points (39), goals (16), and assists (7). The sophomore forward tallied one goal and two assists during F&M's run to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament.
Horsley (Pennington, N.J. / The Pennington School), a senior midfielder, was honored for the third time this postseason after being named to the All-Region First team and making her third straight appearance on the All-CC team, garnering first-team honors the last two years. Horsley is tied for second on the team with 12 goals, tallying three in the NCAA Tournament.
The senior ended her career by setting a new program record for penalty strokes made at 10 and tied for eighth in career assists with 18.
The Diplomats finished one of the best seasons in program history, tying the program's single-season wins record, with an 18-4 overall record after making the program's 11th NCAA Tournament appearance and first Final Four contest since 1983. The Diplomats won the CC Championship for the first time since 2012 with 2-1 victory over Johns Hopkins on Nov. 5.