Lackawanna Trail grad among Keystone field hockey players to receive honors


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ASTON — Seven Keystone College field hockey players were honored Nov. 4 as the Colonial States Athletic Conference released its 2015 end of the season field hockey awards, including Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, All-CSAC and the CSAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

The awards were determined by a vote of the conference’s eight head coaches.

Adrienne Mellot was named First Team All-CSAC, Lackawanna Trail graduate Shelby Croasdale captured Second Team All-CSAC honors, while Justine Firmstone, Rebecca Dempster, Genesis Pacheco, and Amy Denmon were each chosen to the Honorable Mention All-CSAC squad. Pacheco also collected CSAC All-Sportsmanship Team accolades.

Croasdale was a Second Team All-Conference selection after a strong sophomore season for the Giants. The second-year midfielder started all 15 games on the season and recorded 11 points on four goals and three assists. Croasdale, who scored the overtime, game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory at Wells College on Sept. 23, recorded all three of her assists in conference play including a pair in a victory over Cedar Crest College in the regular season finale as the Giants clinched a playoff berth.

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