Three York College field hockey players were given All-South Region honors for the 2016 season.
Red Lion High School graduate Ali Posey was among those recognized. The Spartans' junior earned a second-team nod along with sophomore Lindsay Nye. Senior Sydney LaMarsh took home first-team honors.
The regional awards were selected by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
Posey is making her third appearance on the all-region squad after being a first-team pick as a sophomore. She was also York's first-ever NFHCA All-American last fall.
Posey finished her junior year with 30 points on 13 goals and four assists. She had four game-winning goals. She ranked sixth in the Capital Athletic Conference in goals scored and seventh in points.
This season, Posey took on more responsibility in the Spartan midfield and the transition resulted in a dip in offensive production.
"I am sure people looked at Ali's offensive numbers and think she had a down year," said Spartans coach Kaitlyn Hamilton in a news release. "That couldn't be further from the truth. In reality, she was asked to do so much more in the midfield and she did a fantastic job. She possesses such great stick skills and that allowed her to dominate in the middle of the field for us. We certainly don't have the year we had (13-6) without Ali playing the way she did this year."
Posey ended her junior year with 99 points on 43 goals and 13 assists in 58 career games as a Spartan.
LaMarsh closes out her Spartan career as a two-time All-Capital Athletic Conference selection after earning first-team honors earlier this month. She played in and started all 19 games for the Spartans in the defensive backfield. She recorded eight points from her defensive spot, with three goals and two assists. LaMarsh also recorded one defensive save.
LaMarsh was also part of a defense that recorded 15 shutouts during her career. She finished her Spartan career with 19 points on six goals and seven assists in 74 games. She had a pair of game-winning goals and two defensive saves.
Nye had one of the best offensive seasons in school history, leading the Spartans with 41 points on 18 goals and five assists. Nye had a team-best five game-winning goals in her 19 games. The all-region berth was the first for Nye after she earned first team All-CAC honors earlier this fall.
Nye's 41 points tied her for third on the Spartans' single-season records list. Her 18 goals tied her for second and her five game-winning goals also tied her for second. For the year, Nye led the CAC in goals scored and points while she was 10th in assists.
Hruz earns conference hoops honor: York College women’s basketball senior forward Sam Hruz was named the Capital Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week on Monday.
Hruz led the 4-1 Spartans to a pair of victories this week, averaging 10.5 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and 5.5 blocked shots per game. She began the week with 12 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, five blocks and one steal in 29 minutes in a win over Goucher. In that game, Hruz became the program’s all-time leader in blocked shots.
Hruz then had nine points, 13 rebounds, two assists and six blocked shots in a Sunday win over Lebanon Valley.