Philadelphia Three members of the University of Pennsylvania field hockey team were named to the 2004 STX/NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic team on Tuesday as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
Junior Lea Salese was named to the first-team, while senior Liz Lorelli and sophomore Elizabeth Schlossberg garnered second-team honors.
Salese earned her second All-Ivy nod with a first-team selection in 2004. The midfielder was a constant on the team throughout the season, coming up with key plays when needed. The Livingston, N.J. native scored five goals and two assists this season for 12 points, which ranked third on the team in scoring. This was her first all-regional accolade.
Lorelli was a unanimous first-team selection for the second-consecutive year in 2004. Lorelli led the Quakers in scoring in 2004 with eight goals and five assists for 21 points. She led the team and was second in the Ivy League in game-winning goals with five. The Greenwich, Conn. native is a two-time all-regional and three-time All-Ivy recipient.
Schlossberg also received her first all-regional honors in 2004 as well as being a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection. The netminder sported a goals against average of .890, which ranked sixth in the nation and a save percentage of .828 which was good enough for third in the nation. The Chevy Chase, Md. native recorded six shutouts a total of seven in her career.
The Quakers share the Ivy League title with Harvard. It’s the first time in 11 years Penn has won the Ancient Eight title. The Red and Blue were ranked 20th by womensfieldhockey.com and received votes in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) poll for the seventh week in a roll. Penn finished the 2004 season with a 13-4 record after winning eight straight games. The 13 wins by the Quakers this season is the second most in school history and the most since 1988, while Penn’s eight-straight victories ties the school record for wins in-a-row.
Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications