KUTZTOWN | The eighth-ranked Kutztown University field hockey team will honor its eight seniors prior to its regular season home finale Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. at Andre Reed Stadium in a non-conference matchup against Limestone College.
Seniors Madison Stewart (New Castle, Del./William Penn), Jenna Foltz (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield), Madison Wampler (York, Pa./West York Area), Julia Cummiskey(Warrington, Pa./Archbishop Wood), Courtney Konowal (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh), Chardonnay Hope (New Castle, Del./William Penn), Micaela Beaty (Drexel Hill, Pa./Archbishop Prendergast) and Morgan Aldinger(Pennsburg, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) will suit up for their final home games as Golden Bears.
Over the past four seasons, this group has been a part of four straight seasons posting .500 or better records, totaling 41 victories thus far. They were also members of the 2015 team that qualified for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) tournament and hosted KU’s first-ever home playoff game.
Stewart is a four-year member of the Golden Bears. She has started every game the last two seasons, and has played in 68 games at the top of the offense during her career. Stewart has 16 goals and 9 assists in her career. She was honored as a member of the All-P-S-A-C Second Team last season.
Foltz is a three-year member of the Golden Bears and has played in 12 career games so far.
Wampler is a four-year member of the Golden Bears and a captain. She has started 64 of 72 games, tallying 14 goals and 9 assists through four years.
Cummiskey is a three-year member of the Golden Bears and has appeared in 11 games.
Konowal is a four-year member of the Golden Bears and a two-time captain. She has started and played in all 72 games of her career, which is the most since Kelley Healey started 82 in 2008.
Konowal has tallied 12 goals and 12 assists through four years, and was a member of the All-P-S-A-C Second-Team in 2014 and Third-Team in 2015 and 2016.
Hope is a four-year member of the Golden Bears and a two-year captain. She has played in 48 career games and started every game the last two years in goal. She has 211 career saves, posting 22 wins and 10 shutouts.
Hope has recorded 10 wins each of the last two seasons.
Beaty is a four-year member of the Golden Bears, starting in 52 of 68 career games. She has five goals and three assists during her career on the backline of the defense.
Aldinger is a four-year member of the Golden Bears and has started 69 of 71 career games at the center of the defense. She has a career total of 13 goals and 13 assists and 11 defensive saves, including a team-high six this season.
Kutztown (10-7 overall, 5-5 PSAC) enters the game winning three of its last four games, including a 3-0 victory over the number one team in the country Shippensburg University Saturday, Oct. 21.
The Golden Bears suffered a one-goal setback Wednesday night, falling 2-1 in double overtime to No. 2 East Stroudsburg University.
Sophomore Kyra Wozniak (Plains, Pa./James M. Coughlin) has tallied a team-high 13 goals, which is third in the league.
Sophomore Mackenzie Fuhrman (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) has contributed eight assists for third place in the conference. She also has five goals totaling 18 points.
The KU defense has given up just 20 goals on the season, which is good for third in the PSAC. It is second in save percentage at .833.
Hope is second in the conference in save percentage (.813) and saves per game (5.12).
Limestone enters with a 14-2 record and have scored 4.6 goals per game, while giving up just 1 per game. The Saints opened up the 2017 campaign on an 11-game win streak, and since have won three of their last five.
Limestone has three players scoring double-digit goals, including team-leader Kate Remley who has 20.
The Homecoming and Senior Day game against Limestone Saturday will mark the final game for KU in 2017.