Conference coaches say 2 from WC are field hockey all-stars

In all-star voting by the Centennial Conference head field hockey coaches, Washington junior forward Grace Steele, left, was placed on the second team. She led the Shore ladies with eight assists.

CHESTERTOWN — In voting by the Centennial Conference head field hockey coaches, Washington juniors Grace Steele and Kailyn Brandt have earned all-star recognition.

Steele, who was placed on the All-Centennial second team, is a first-time honoree, while Brandt, the conference’s 2017 rookie of the year, three-peats as an all-star.

Steele (Marmora, N.J) led the 4-12 Shore ladies with eight assists, which included an assist in five games in a row. Her line included one goal and 10 points.

Career-wise, Steele has 12 goals, eight assists and 32 points. She has appeared in 52 games with 45 starts.

Brandt, who received honorable mention in all-star voting this fall, led the locals with five goals and 12 points.

Her totals in 52 games (51 starts) include 24 goals, nine assists and 57 points. She is eighth in program history in goals and 10th in points.

Senior defender Kylie Weiss (Warminster, Pa.) is Washington’s representative on the conference’s All-Sportsmanship Team. She was nominated by head coach Annie Kietzman.

NCAA Division III runner-up Franklin & Marshall (20-4) swept the Centennial Conference’s major player awards and Bryn Mawr’s Victor Brady repeated as coach of the year.

Junior forward Lily Mynott (30 goals, 5 assists) is the CC’s offensive player of the year, senior midfielder Melissa Gula is the defensive player of the year and freshman defender Darby Klopp is rookie of the year.

Brady is his peers’ choice as coach of the year, for a second year in a row, after leading Bryn Mawr to the best record in program history — 14-4 — and the fourth seed in the Centennial Conference Tournament.

There are a total of 16 returnees on the All-Centennial squad. Among them are Johns Hopkins midfielder/defender Katie McErlean, who gains all-star recognition for a fourth year, and F&M senior forward Erin Coverdale, who is placed on the elite first team for the third year in a row.

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