Red Lion's Ali Posey, Central York's Greta Plappert earn All-CAC first-team honors
- Six York College field hockey players have earned All-Capital Athletic Conference honors.
- Red Lion High grad Ali Posey was named to the All-CAC first team for a fourth time.
- Central grad Greta Plappert was named to the All-CAC first team after a breakout sophomore season.
Red Lion High School graduate Ali Posey and Central York High School graduate Greta Plappert are among six York College field hockey players to earn All-Capital Athletic Conference honors.
Posey, a senior, and Plappert, a sophomore, were named to the All-CAC first team, along with senior teammate Autumn Mallory. Juniors Lindsay Nye and Jennifer Morrissette and freshman Dana Meehling each earned a spot on the second team.
The total of six players is the highest total in school history, besting the five selections from last fall and also in 2009.
Spartan head coach Katie Fost was pleased to see six of her Spartans recognized.
"Having six players selected by to the all-conference team shows the depth and quality of the players in our program," Fost said. "I am proud of these kids and am happy to see their hard work has paid off with postseason recognition."
Posey closes out her Spartan career as one of the best to ever wear the Green and White. She is now a four-time first-team All-CAC selection. She was the 2014 CAC Rookie of the Year and was a 2015 National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American.
Posey finished the year with 21 points on seven goals and seven assists in 18 games. She registered two game-winning goals and converted 2-of-3 penalty strokes for the campaign.
Posey finished her career with 50 goals and 20 assists for 120 career points in 76 games. She has 12 game-winning goals, two defensive saves and went 7-for-10 in penalty strokes for her career. She ranks second on the school's all-time points list, second on the all-time goals list, first in shots, tied for eighth in assists and fourth in game-winning goals.
"Ali has been such a pleasure to coach," Fost said. "She has a great understanding of the game which allows her to position herself in the right place at the right time. She is a great example of what being a great teammate is all about."
Plappert had a breakout sophomore year. She tallied 31 points on 14 goals and three assists while she also had a game-winning goal. Plappert finished second in the CAC in goals scored and was third in points scored.
"Greta had a breakout season and I still think she can be even better," Fost said. "Greta is very athletic and skilled. Her length and speed makes her a tough match-up for defenses. She was able to finish her chances and gave us a nice one-two punch in the attack."
Mallory concluded her career with one of the greatest offensive seasons in Spartan history. She totaled 40 points on 19 goals and two assists. She led the CAC in points and goals, the second straight year a Spartan has led the conference in scoring and goals. Mallory notched a school-record tying six game-winning goals.
Mallory finished her career with 107 career points on 49 goals and nine assists in 76 games played. She recorded 11 game-winning goals, fifth on the career list. Her 107 points leaves her fourth on the all-time list. She is third in career goals and 10th in career shots. Mallory's 19 goals rank second on the single-season list, three back of school record holder Michele Gladfelter (1987).
Nye makes her second All-CAC squad. She was a first team pick last fall. Nye was also the co-Rookie of the Year as a freshman. Nye made the move back to the midfield this year. Nye finished with 19 points on seven goals and five assists with one game-winning goal. Nye now has 87 points on 37 goals and 13 assists in 56 career games. She already ranks eighth on the all-time scoring list, tied for sixth in goals and tied for eighth in game-winning goals.
Morrissette makes her first appearance on the All-CAC team. Morrissette played in and started 17 of the Spartans' 18 games. She registered two defensive saves and now ranks third on the all-time list with 17 for her three-year career.
Meehling played in and started 16 games and registered 18 points on eight goals and two assists. Meehling finished tied for seventh in the CAC in goals scored and 14th in points from her midfield position for the Spartans.
York finished 12-6 overall this season.