Seventeen returning Academic All-Big Ten honorees highlight list
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced its 2019 field hockey preseason honors on Tuesday, highlighted by seven All-Big Ten selections from last season.
Four first-team All-Big Ten students from the 2018 campaign headline this year’s preseason choices – Iowa’s Maddy Murphy, Maryland’s Bodil Keus, Michigan’s Guadalupe Fernandez Lacort and Rutgers’ Gianna Glatz. Preseason honorees who earned second-team All-Big Ten recognition last season include Iowa’s Katie Birch and Sophie Sunderland, along with Ohio State’s Esther Clothet-Alsina.
Indiana’s Ciara Girouard, Iowa’s Birch, Michigan’s Fernandez Lacort and Ohio State’s Clotet-Alsina are three-time selections, while Iowa’s Murphy and Sunderland, Michigan’s Meg Dowthwaite and Rutgers’ Glatz all receive the distinction for the second time.
Seventeen members of the 2019 Big Ten field hockey preseason honors list excelled academically, earning Academic All-Big Ten accolades last year. In addition, Indiana’s Sachi Ananias, Michigan State’s Meredith Ross, Penn State’s Madison Morano, and Rutgers’ Katie Larmour and Glatz were 2019 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars.
The 2019 season officially starts this weekend with all nine conference teams in action. Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers begin their seasons on Friday, while Maryland and Michigan State start their campaigns on Saturday.
The complete list of 2019 Big Ten field hockey preseason honorees appears below.
2019 Big Ten Field Hockey Preseason Honors
|Sachi Ananias@!||Indiana||Jr.||Goalkeeper||Santiago, Chile|
|Hailey Couch||Indiana||So.||Forward||Easton, Pa.|
|Ciara Girouard*@||Indiana||Sr.||Midfield||West Deptford, N.J.|
|Maddy Murphy*^@||Iowa||Jr.||Forward||Riana, Tasmania|
|Sophie Sunderland*#||Iowa||Sr.||Midfield||Ipswich, England|
|Jen Bleakney||Maryland||Sr.||Forward||Columbia, Md.|
|Bodil Keus^||Maryland||Jr.||Defense||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Madison Maguire@||Maryland||Sr.||Midfield||Rumson, N.J.|
|Meg Dowthwaite*||Michigan||Sr.||Forward/Midfield||Weybridge, England|
|Guadalupe Fernandez Lacort*^@||Michigan||Sr.||Midfield/Back||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Anna Spieker||Michigan||So.||Goalkeeper||Brandenburg, Germany|
|Makenzie Brown@||Michigan State||Sr.||Midfield||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Kelsey Keener||Michigan State||Sr.||Forward||Millerstown, Pa.|
|Meredith Ross@!||Michigan State||Jr.||Forward||Berwyn, Pa.|
|Saar De Breij@||Northwestern||Sr.||Midfield||Rijswisjk, The Netherlands|
|Lily Gandhi@||Northwestern||Sr.||Midfield/Back||London, England|
|Kirsten Mansfield@||Northwestern||Sr.||Back||West Chester, Pa.|
|Mackenzie Allessie||Ohio State||Fr.||Midfield||Mount Joy, Pa.|
|Esther Clothet-Alsina*#@||Ohio State||Sr.||Midfield||Barcelona, Spain|
|Whitney Harris@||Ohio State||Sr.||Back||Collegeville, Pa.|
|Madison Morano@!||Penn State||Sr.||Midfield||Hammonton, N.J.|
|Abby Myers@||Penn State||Jr.||Forward/Midfield||Hartland, Wis.|
|Anna Simon||Penn State||So.||Defense||Hanau, Germany|
|Austyn Cuneo@||Rutgers||Sr.||Back||Waterford Works, N.J.|
|Gianna Glatz*^@!||Rutgers||Jr.||Goalkeeper||Medford, N.J.|
|Katie Larmour@!||Rutgers||Jr.||Midfield||Belfast, Ireland|
* denotes a 2018 Preseason honoree | ^ denotes 2018 All-Big Ten first team | # denotes 2018 All-Big Ten second team | @ denotes 2018-19 Academic All-Big Ten |! denotes 2019 Distinguished Scholar