Chillano, Hoover in­vited to NFHCA Se­nior Game

The Boyertown Area Times - - SPORTS - By Bill Arse­nault

Duke’s Alyssa Chillano and Penn’s Alexa Hoover have been in­vited to play in the Na­tional Field Hockey Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion Divi­sion I Se­nior Game Fri­day, Nov. 17 in Louisville, Ky.

Chillano (Spring-Ford) has been a stand­out all-around per­former in her four sea­sons with the Blue Devils and has scored seven goals with four as­sists for 18 points thus far this sea­son with three de­fen­sive saves. The 5-foot-5 back has 26 goals and 14 as­sists for 62 points in her ca­reer. She was named to the NFHCA South Re­gion first team and was a first­team At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence pick as a ju­nior.

“Alyssa is a well-sea­soned and ex­pe­ri­enced ath­lete who looks for­ward to this time in the sea­son,” coach Pam Bustin said. “Her lead­er­ship re­ally shows up and her main goal is to keep the team to­gether down the stretch. With three pre­vi­ous sea­sons un­der her belt, she knows what to ex­pect this time around.”

Hoover (Methac­ton) has started all 66 games that the Quak­ers have played in her ca­reer in­clud­ing all 16 this sea­son. The 5-foot-2 for­ward leads the team in scor­ing with 30 points on 11 goals and eight as­sists. She has four game-win­ners head­ing into the Ivy League play­offs. Hoover has scored 67 goals and has 27 as­sists for 161 points with 11 game win­ners in her ca­reer.

“Alexa has im­pacted al­most ev­ery as­pect of the field hockey pro­gram,” coach Colleen Fink said.

“Alexa has im­pacted al­most ev­ery as­pect of the field hockey pro­gram. She has shat­tered ev­ery Penn scor­ing record and is one of the most dec­o­rated play­ers in team his­tory. Not only is she one of the best play­ers ever at Penn but one of the best all-time in Ivy League his­tory.” – Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia head coach Colleen Fink on for­ward Alexa Hoover.

“She has shat­tered ev­ery Penn scor­ing record and is one of the most dec­o­rated play­ers in team his­tory. Not only is she one of the best play­ers ever at Penn but one of the best all-time in Ivy League his­tory.”

CODY RICH­MOND (BOY­ER­TOWN) » The 5-foot-11, 195-pound line­backer had a ca­reer-high 12 tack­les but his Ursi­nus foot­ball team dropped a 21-14 Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence de­ci­sion to Susque­hanna on Oct. 21 in Selins­grove. He had six tack­les in a 28-21 tri­umph over McDaniel on Oct. 28 in Col­legeville to help lift the Bears to 6-2 over­all and 5-2 in league play. Rich­mond has 49 tack­les, in­clud­ing 30 unas­sisted, with two sacks and four tack­les for losses. He also has a fum­ble re­cov­ery.

MADE­LYN MULLEN (OWEN J. ROBERTS) » The In­di­ana for­ward and Kutz­town de­fender Mor­gan Aldinger (Methac­ton) have been se­lected to play in the NFHCA Divi­sion II Se­nior Game on Satur­day, Nov. 18 in Louisville, Ky. The 5-foot-7 Mullen started all 17 games for the Crim­son Hawks dur­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son and had five goals and three as­sists for 13 points. The 5-foot-4 Aldinger started all 18 games for the Golden Bears and had three goals and seven as­sists. She tied for third in the PSAC with six de­fen­sive saves.

PAUL POWER (SPRING-FORD) » The red­shirt sopho­more fin­ished ninth out of 85 run­ners to help the Vil­lanova men’s cross coun­try team fin­ish third at the Big East Con­fer­ence Cham­pi­onships on Oct. 28 in Kenosha, Wis. Power, who earned All-Big East first team hon­ors, cov­ered the 8,000 me­ter course in 25:01.7 and was the third Wild­cat fin­isher. The post­ing and the time were a big im­prove­ment over his ef­fort in last year’s Big East meet when he fin­ished 33rd with an 8k time of 26:06.9.

PHOTO COUR­TESY UPENN ATH­LET­ICS

Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia for­ward Alex Hoover sends one up­field dur­ing a game this past sea­son. Hoover, a Methac­ton grad, and Duke’s Alyssa Chillano (Spring-Ford) were se­lected to the NFHCA Divi­sion I Se­nior game.

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