KUTZTOWN – The Kutztown University field hockey team wrapped up its memorable 2018 campaign in the postseason last week, and was voted ninth in the final Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll, released Tuesday morning.
It was an historic year for Kutztown field hockey, which celebrated its 50th season as a program.
The Golden Bears were 14-5 overall, their most wins since 2007. KU also played in its first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament since 2015. It will return a large majority of its roster for a chance at an even deeper postseason run in 2019. Another highlight included taking down No. 1 and PSAC champion West Chester University 2-0 on Oct. 24.
Kutztown held two separate win-streaks of eight and five games during the regular season. It held a national ranking for nine straight weeks, all but week one.
Head coach Marci Scheuing had four student-athletes earn All-PSAC honors as juniors Mackenzie Fuhrman and Kyra Wozniak were voted to the First Team and sophomore Leigh Roselli and freshman Rachel Dusman were named to the Second Team, with Dusman earning Rookie of the Year, the first since 2010. Scheuing will return 22-of-26 from her roster this season, as seniors McKenna Conselyea, Laura Durdon, Lauren Latchford and Rita Muro wrapped up their four-year careers this season.
Wozniak was tied for third in program history with 21 goals scored this season, and fourth with 45 points. She is tied for seventh with 37 career points. Dusman was tied for third in KU lore with 12 assists this year, and Fuhrman was just behind in fifth at 11. Fuhrman now has 20 career assists, eighth all-time.
There is a lot to look forward to for the 2019 campaign.