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The National High School Coaches Association (“NHSCA”) is proud to announce Haley Schleicher of First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia as its Senior National Field Hockey Player of the Year.
This past season, Schleicher was Virginia’s All-Group 6A Player of the Year after leading her school to its second straight state title during her time in the program. The Duke-bound senior finished the 2015 season with 61 goals and 50 assists. Schleicher is the only high school field hockey player in America to ever to score more than 50 goals and dish out 50 assists in the same season. She also achieved the feat for during her junior year with 52 goals and as many assists.
Schleicher is a member of the U19 National Team and she’s the only high school player in history to finish her career with 200 goals and 200 assists.
“We are extremely pleased to have Haley as this year’s honoree in field hockey,” said Bobby Ferraro, Executive Director of the NHSCA. “Haley and the 20 young men and women we will be honoring throughout the 2015-16 school year represent the thousands of success stories produced in high school athletics. They have worked extremely hard to develop their skills and have become not just great athletes, but outstanding role models as well, and we are proud to be honoring them.”
Throughout 2016, the NHSCA will be honoring high achievers in the high school coaching community by naming Senior National Athletes of the Year in a total of 20 boys’ and girls’ sports. It’s the 17th straight year that the NHSCA has presented its Senior National Athlete of the Year Awards.
Each one of the honorees will receive a beautiful trophy, plus they will be honored in the National High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum that the NHSCA will be building in the near future.
Schleicher is the first student-athlete from Virginia to win the NHSCA National Field Hockey of the Year award.
Following are the NHSCA’s past selections for Senior National Field Hockey Player of the Year:
2015 – Austyn Cuneo, Eastern HS, New Jersey
2014 – Carol Middough, Shore Regional HS, New Jersey
2013- Lexi Smith – Florence HS, New Jersey
2012 – Emma Bozek – Lakeland HS, New York
2011 – Maxine Fluharty – Sussex Technical HS, Delaware
2010 – Marta Malmberg – Marathon Central HS, New York
2009 – Kelsey Kolojejchick – Wyoming Seminary, Pennsylvania
2008 - Katie Reinprecht – Mount St. Joseph Academy, Pennsylvania
2007 - Katelyn Falgowski – St. Mark’s HS, Delaware
2006 - Amie Survilla – Crestwood HS, Pennsylvania
2005 – Katy LePage – Skowhegan HS, Maine
2004 – Caitlin Williams – St. Thomas Aquinas School, New Hampshire
2003 – Laree Beans – Emmaus HS, Pennsylvania
2002 - Lori Hillman – Eastern Regional HS, New Jersey
2001 – Carey Fetting-Smith – Bryn Mawr School for Girls, Maryland
2000 - Jacque LaFleur – Bel Air HS, Maryland