SALISBURY, Md. – The National Field Hockey Coaches Association and Eastern College Athletic Conference announced field hockey awards and Salisbury University had five student-athletes honored, led by senior goalkeeper Tressie Windsor, who was named the ECAC Division III Defensive Player of the Year.
Windsor was also named to the NFHCA South Region First Team. She was joined on the NFHCA first team by junior Emily Lemanski and sophomore Jillian Hughes, while senior Natalie Wilkinson was named to the second team. The ECAC named Lemanski and sophomore Arielle Johnston to its second team.
Windsor, who was also named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year, was the Sea Gulls' starting goalkeeper in every game this season, registering a 12-5 record while ranking sixth in the nation in goals-against average, surrendering just 0.81 goals per game. She also recorded a save percentage of .827, which was 10th nationally and led the CAC.
Lemanski was Salisbury's leading goal scorer, finding the back of the cage 10 times in 2017, including a pair of game winners, while adding five assists for a team-high 25 points on the year.
Hughes anchored the defensive line in front of Windsor, as the Salisbury defense ranked fifth in the nation in team goals-against average, giving up 0.79 goals per contest. Hughes recorded a team-high four defensive saves this season.
Wilkinson, Salisbury's starting point on penalty corners and one of seven players to start all 17 games, recorded four assists to go along with seven goals – second on the team to Lemanski – while Johnson had a team-best six assists out of the midfield and scored three goals, two of which were game winners.
The Sea Gulls advanced to the CAC championship game this year and made the program's 33rd NCAA tournament appearance.
To see the NFHCA All-Region Teams, click here.
To see the ECAC All-Star Team, click here.