November 2, 2005

Seven Bloomsburg Players Earn All-PSAC Field Hockey Honors


BLOOMSBURG- The Bloomsburg University field hockey team had seven players named to the 2005 All Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Field Hockey Team.

Senior mid-fielder Kristi Ney (Dauphin Central Dauphin East), junior midfielder Maribeth Brozena (Larksville/ Wyoming Valley West), junior goalie Tracey Hudak (Sweet Valley/ Lake-Lehamn), and freshman forward Jamie Vanartsdalen (Philadelphia/ Lower Moreland) were awarded All-PSAC first team honors.

Ney, a 2004 All-PSAC first team selection, finished the 2005 season with nine goals and eight assists. Brozena, who was awarded second team honors last season, finished with five goals and eight assists. Jamie Vanartsdalen led the team in scoring and was fourth in the PSAC with 18 goals and seven assists. Tracey Hudak is an All-PSAC first team for the second straight year. She posted a 12-4 record and led the PSAC with five shutouts during the 2005 season.

Freshman forward Samantha Kropa (Tunkhannock/ Lackawanna Trail), junior defender Brittany Wilkins (Barto/ Boyertown) and freshman defender/mid-fielder Venessa Witman (Oley/ Oley Valley) earned All-PSAC Second Team honors. Kropa was second on the Huskies in scoring with twelve goals and eight assists, while Venessa Witman had four goals and one assist on the year. Brittany Wilkins led a solid defense that was ranked second in the PSAC in goals allowed.

Bloomsburg, 17-4, will host its quarter-final match up against IUP in the NCAA Championships on Saturday at noon.


Kristi Ney Maribeth Brozena Tracey Hudak Jamie Vanartsdalen
Kristi Ney
1st team
Maribeth Brozena
1st team
Tracey Hudak
1st team
Jamie Vanartsdalen
1st team
Samantha Kropa Brittany Wilkins Venessa Witman
Samantha Kropa
2nd team
Brittany Wilkins
2nd team
Venessa Witman
2nd team

First Team

Offense

 

 

 

 

Pos

Past AC

Name

School

Cl

Hometown/High School

F

 

Lindsey Bozarth

Kutztown

Fr

Collingswood, N.J./Collingswood

F

041

Suzanne Cornelissen

IUP

Sr

Heemstede, The Netherlands

F

042

Natalie Grazen

Shippensburg

Sr

Manheim/Manheim Central

MF

041

Kristi Ney

Bloomsburg

Sr

Dauphin/Central Dauphin East

F

 

Jamie Vanartsdalen

Bloomsburg

Fr

Philadelphia/Lower Moreland

F

041

Ashley Watt

Shippensburg

Jr

Harleysville/Souderton

Defense

 

 

 

 

MF

 

Laura Belfatti

Kutztown

Jr

Hatfield/Lansdale Catholic

B

042

Maribeth Brozena

Bloomsburg

Jr

Larksville/Valley West

B

042

Gina Coombs

Shippensburg

Sr

Lehman/Lake-Lehman

B

 

Colleen Healey

Kutztown

Sr

Toms River, N.J./Toms River North

MF

 

Kendra Emery

Shippensburg

Jr

Lancaster/Lancaster Mennonite

MF

042

Liz Martini

IUP

So

Effort/Pleasant Valley

GK

041

Tracey Hudak

Bloomsburg

Jr

Sweet Valley/Lake-Lehman

 

Second Team

Offense

 

 

 

 

Pos

Past AC

Name

School

Cl

Hometown/High School

MF

 

Kelley Healey

Kutztown

Fr

Toms River, N.J./Toms River North

F

 

Keely Jarrett

Mansfield

So

Pennsburg/Upper Perkiomen

F/MF

 

Samantha Kropa

Bloomsburg

Fr

Tunkhannock/Lackawanna Trail

F

 

Jaclyn Kulesza

Millersville

So

Oxford/Oxford

F

 

Kristen Miller

Shippensburg

So

Elkton, Md./Rising Sun

F

042

Kandice Pyles

IUP

Sr

Shoemakersville/Hamburg

Defense

 

 

 

 

MF

 

Sylvia Guerrieri

IUP

Fr

Boyertown/Brandywine Heights

MF

 

Jen Hyman

East Stroudsburg

Jr

Ephrata/Ephrata

B

 

Adele Mauck

East Stroudsburg

Sr

Littlestown/Littlestown

D

 

Carrie Stork

IUP

So

Mohrsville/Schuylkill Valley

D

 

Brittany Wilkins

Bloomsburg

Jr

Barto/Boyertown

MF/D

 

Venessa Witman

Bloomsburg

Fr

Oley/Oley Valley

GK

 

Trista Hershey

Kutztown

Sr

Fredericksburg/Tulpehocken