Brandt Becomes First WC Player to Win ROY and Earn First Team Honors as a Freshman; Slavin Selected To The All-Sportsmanship Team
LANCASTER, Pa. – Three Washington College field hockey players were garnered All-Centennial Conference honors in a vote conducted by the conference's 11 head coaches. Freshman forward/midfielder Kailyn Brandt (White Hall, Md./Hereford) was named All-Centennial Conference first team, senior defender Katie Arnold (Hockessin, Del./Wilmington Christian) earned a spot on the All-Centennial second team, while junior midfielder Nicole Schroyer (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island) received all-conference honorable mention.
Brandt becomes the first Shorewoman to earn All-Centennial first team honors as a freshman and is the first Washington field hockey player to win the conference's rookie of the year award. She is also the first Washington College fall sport student-athlete to win the rookie of the year award and is just the seventh freshman in conference history, first since 2013, to earn first team honors. Arnold and Schroyer join Brandt in earning all-conference recognition for the first time.
In her rookie campaign, Brandt had 10 goals and six assists for 26 points leading the Shorewomen in all three categories and set the Washington record for assists and points as a freshman. At the end of the Centennial Conference Tournament, she leads the conference in assists and is fifth in points and sixth in goals. In conference only games, she finished first in helpers with five and fifth in goals (6) and points (17). She joins April Weaver '16 (women's tennis 2013), Allison Remenapp '17 (women's lacrosse 2014) and Maddie Bennett '19 (softball 2016) as the only Washington College student-athletes to win the rookie of the year in the Centennial.
The Shorewomen have had at least one first team selection in nine of the past 10 years.
Arnold finished tied for third in the Centennial through the end of the conference tournament with five defensive saves as she helped Washington return to the conference tournament for the first time since 2014. The senior helped the Shorewomen record a pair of shutouts this season.
Schroyer scored four goals and added three assists for 11 points with two of her scores being game-winning goals including an overtime winner at Haverford on October 11 that punched the Shorewomen's ticket to the conference tournament. Her three assists ranked second on the team, she placed fourth on squad in points and was tied for fourth on the Shorewomen in goals.
The Centennial Conference also announced its All-Sportsmanship Team for field hockey today and senior forward Liza Slavin (Baltimore, Md./Dulaney) was the Shorewomen's representative on that team. Each Centennial Conference member institution was permitted to nominate one student-athlete who exemplifies the best in sportsmanship for the All-Sportsmanship Team. Nominations were submitted by the head coaches. This is the second time Slavin has been named to the team as she was named to the squad as a sophomore in 2015.