PHILADELPHIA The Division I field hockey schools of Philadelphia Drexel, La Salle, Penn, Temple, Saint Joseph’s and Villanova announced the selection of the All-Philadelphia Field Hockey Team and Penn seniors Margaretha Ehret and Rachel Eng were named to the team. Both were also named to the All-Ivy second-team at the end of the season. Head coaches of the schools voted for the top choices and the 14 selections for the 2008 All-Philadelphia Team were all unanimously chosen.
Ehret was co-captain of the squad this season and tallied seven goals and a team-high five assists in 17 games. Ehret scored the game-winner in the Quakers’ first game of the season, a 2-0 win over St. Francis (9/5).
Head coach Val Cloud was excited about the postseason recognitions.
“[Ehret] has been our stability in the midfield for the last three seasons,” she said. “Her dynamic offensive play made opponents focus on her defensively. Greta was significant on our offensive corners.”
Classmate Eng led the team with nine goals, in addition to assisting on four more. Eng scored two goals in the game against Columbia (10/19) and Temple (10/22). She scored all the game-winners during Penn’s four-game winning streak.
“Rachel has emerged as the team’s leading scorer this year,” Cloud said. “She used her great individual skills and speed to score at crucial times of the game. Her goals were significant in helping Penn finish third in the league.”Name, Class University Hometown/High School
Susan Ciufo, So.Drexel University Bangor, Pa./Bangor
Margaretha Ehret, Sr.University of Pennsylvania Wyndmoor, Pa./Penn Charter
Rachel Eng, Sr.University of PennsylvaniaMadison, N.J./Madison
Haley Froshour, Jr. La Salle University Richboro, Pa./Council Rock North
Carolina Gibernau, Jr.* Drexel University Montevideo, Uruguay/Universidad de la Republica
Mary Katherine Kinneman, Sr. Temple University Lansdale, Pa./Lansdale Catholic
Whitney Madron, Sr. La Salle University Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun
Colleen McAndrew, Sr. (GK) Drexel University Bethlehem, Pa./Freedom
Marisa Pizzi, Sr. Saint Joseph’s University Bryn Mawr, Pa./Archbishop Carroll
Dana Ramsden, So.Villanova University Woolwich Township, N.J./Kingsway Regional
Kim Tunell, So. Drexel University Wilmington, Del./Concord
Kellie Walter, Jr. Saint Joseph’s University Horsham, Pa./Hatboro Horsham
Lauren Wuzzardo, So.* Villanova University Bridgetown, N.J./Cumberland Regional
Charise Young, Jr. Temple UniversityHarleysville, Pa./Christopher Dock
Most Valuable Player: Susan Ciufo, Drexel
*Repeat selection from past All-Philadelphia Team.