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Pittston Area graduate Liz Mikitish has moved on to be a midfielder at Kutztown University.
Pittston Area graduate Liz Mikitish has moved on to be a midfielder at Kutztown University.
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As the field hockey gets underway here in the Wyoming Valley, we must remember that once our local stars have honed their skills here against the best District 2 and the PIAA have to offer, they continue to play on the collegiate pitch.


We have a little primer for you to keep up with our local stars now that they are at the next level. Here is a list of former standouts playing in college, and their season totals from the 2012 campaign (except for this season’s freshmen, of course). Players who are not returning this season are indicated with their grade included in their stat line.


So here’s a glimpse at our current college field hockey players, as well as those who completed their college play in 2012. In all, there’s 49 former Wyoming Valley Conference players in Division I, 22 more in Division II and 47 in Division III. That’s right, 118 college field hockey players from right here in our little corner of the state.


DIVISION I

Boston College

Kelcie Hromisin, sophomore forward, Wyoming Valley West


Played in all 19 games, 1 goal, tied for fourth with 2 assists, 4 points, 16 shots


AshLeigh Sebia, sophomore forward, Wyoming Seminary


Played in all 19 games, fourth on team with 23 shots, tied for fourth on team with 4 goals, 1 assist, fifth on team with 9 points


Boston University

Madeleine Hackett, senior midfielder, Wyoming Seminary


Played in 15 games, tied for fourth on team with 3 goals, had 6 points and 9 shots


Brown

Kelsey Grossman, senior back, Wyoming Seminary


Started all 17 games, posted 1 assist for 1 point with 6 shots


Bucknell

Leigh Hillman, senior forward, Lake-Lehman


Started all 19 games, second on team with 7 goals, 1 assist, fourth on team with 15 points, fifth on team with 16 shots


Columbia

Lauren Skudalski, junior back, Wyoming Seminary


Started all 17 games and recorded 2 shots


Duke

Devon Gagliardi, senior midfielder, Wyoming Seminary


Played in all 18 games, second on team with 7 goals and 18 points, third on team with 35 shots, fourth on team with 4 assists


Fairfield

Emily Leo, junior back, Crestwood


Started all 16 games she played in, tied for third on team with 4 assists, had 1 goal and 6 points with 3 shots


Kait Yoniski, freshman midfielder, Lake-Lehman


Georgetown

Devin Holmes, freshman midfielder,Wyoming Seminary


Hofstra

Sauni Davenport, freshman back, Wyoming Valley West


Indiana

Gaby Olshemski, junior forward, Lake-Lehman


Played in all 19 games, scored 3 goals, had 2 assists and 8 points, recorded 16 shots


Iowa

Chandler Ackers, freshman midfielder/back, Crestwood


Kent State

Missy Ramsey, junior midfielder, Delaware Valley


Played in 16 games, scored 1 goal, had 2 assists and 4 points, recorded 6 shots


Sami Surdy, junior back, Crestwood


Played in all 22 games, had 1 assist and 1 point, recorded 1 shot


Lafayette

Brittany Blass, junior back, Crestwood


Started all 20 games, tied for second on team with 51 shots, fifth on team with 7 goals and 15 points, had 1 assist


Kirby Szalkowski, sophomore forward/midfielder, Dallas


Played in 14 games, posted 1 shot


Aliza Furneaux, freshman midfielder/back, Lackawanna Trail


Maria Machalick, Crestwood


As a senior last season, played in 19 games, scored 5 goals, had 2 assists and 12 points, recorded 9 shots


Lehigh

Melissa Kuhns, Crestwood


As a senior last season, played in 9 games


Lindsay Metzger, Crestwood


As a sophomore last season, started all 16 games, tied for team lead with 8 goals, second on team with 17 points and 28 shots, had 1 assist


Louisville

Erin Conrad, Meyers


As a senior last season, played in all 20 games, posted a 1.81 goals against average, a .745 save percentage and 1 shutout in 1,429:41 of playing time


Dominique Pasqualichio, Wyoming Valley West


As a sophomore last season, played in 13 games


Maryland

Anna Dessoye, sophomore midfielder, Crestwood


Played in all 24 games, scored 5 goals, had 3 assists and 13 points, recorded 29 shots


Monmouth

Chelsea Mann, sophomore forward, Wallenpaupack


Played in 10 games, scored 1 goal, had 1 assist and 3 points, recorded 4 shots


North Carolina

Kelsey Kolojejchick, Wyoming Seminary


As a senior last season, led team with 23 assists, second on team with 53 points and 89 shots, third on team with 15 goals


Northwestern

Ashley Bernardi, freshman forward/midfielder, Holy Redeemer


Redshirted in 2012


Lauren Bernardi, freshman midfielder, Holy Redeemer


Redshirted in 2012


Tara Puffenberger, senior midfielder, Dallas


Started all 20 games, second on team in all statistical categories with 15 goals, 10 assists, 40 points and 68 shots


Maura Anistranski, freshman forward/midfielder, Wyoming Valley West


Old Dominion

Kati Nearhouse, Nanticoke


As a junior last season, played in 18 games, fifth on team with 23 shots, scored 2 goals, had 2 assists and 6 points


Casey Dolan, freshman forward, Wyoming Valley West


Penn

Carly Sokach, junior goalkeeper, Wyoming Seminary


Played in all 17 games, posted a 2.92 goals against average, a .705 save percentage and 1 shutout in 1,222:26 of playing time


Sunny Stirewalt, senior attack, Wyoming Seminary


Played in all 17 games, tied for team lead with 8 goals, fourth on team with 17 points and 34 shots, had 1 assist


Penn State

Jenna Chrismer, junior forward/midfielder, Crestwood


Played in all 22 games, scored 5 goals, had 2 assists and 12 points, recorded 25 shots


Kylie Licata, junior goalkeeper, Crestwood


Played in 6 games, posted a 0.65 goals against average, a .900 save percentage and shared in 2 shutouts in 107:40 of playing time


Kelsey Amy, Lake-Lehman


As a senior last season, played in all 22 games, led team with 24 goals, 60 points and 142 shots, tied for second on team with 12 assists


Princeton

Kat Sharkey, Wyoming Seminary


As a senior last season, led national champs with 38 goals, 85 points and 167 shots, third on team with 9 assists


Quinnipiac

Megan Conaboy, junior goalkeeper, Abington Heights


Played in 5 games, posted a 2.64 goals against average, a .708 save percentage in 185:47 of playing time


Evonna Ackourey, freshman forward/midfielder, Dallas


Lily Shemo, freshman back, Wyoming Valley West


Lauren Zimniski, Dallas


As a senior last season, started all 19 games, led team with 8 assists, fifth on team with 12 points and 18 shots, scored 2 goals


Saint Francis

Selena Adamshick, sophomore midfielder, Lake-Lehman


Started all 18 games, tied for second on team with 5 assists, third on team with 9 goals and 23 points, fifth on team with 25 shots


Lottie Chipego, senior midfielder/back, Lake-Lehman


Played in 17 games, recorded 3 shots


Tori Frederick, freshman back, Lake-Lehman


Redshirted in 2012


Erica Johnson, senior back, Lake-Lehman


Played in 4 games


Michelle Lipski, sophomore forward/midfielder, Lake-Lehman


Played in 6 games


Nikki Snyder, junior midfielder, Lake-Lehman


Started all 18 games, had 1 assist for 1 point with 10 shots


Carly Gromel, freshman midfielder/back, Lake-Lehman


Riki Stefanides, freshman forward, Wyoming Valley West


Stanford

Kelsey Lloyd, Shavertown/Taft School


Last season as a senior, played in all 23 games, posted 12 shots


Syracuse

Kati Nearhouse, senior forward, Nanticoke


Transferred from Old Dominion, will return to action in 2014


Serra Degnan, freshman forward, Wyoming Area


Towson

Kelsey Jones, sophomore forward, Crestwood


Played in 6 games


Kate Williams, senior back, Lake-Lehman


Started all 19 games, recorded 2 shots


Villanova

Ann Romanowski, sophomore midfielder, Wyoming Seminary


Played in 13 games, recorded 1 shot


Jessica Swobota, junior forward, Wyoming Seminary


Started all 19 games, led team with 65 shots, second on team with 7 assists, tied for second on team with 5 goals, third on team with 17 points


Kristen Mericle, freshman forward/midfielder, Wyoming Seminary


Virginia

Paige Selenski, Dallas


Last season as a senior, played in 21 games, led team with 27 goals, 13 assists, 67 points and 113 shots


Wake Forest

Jess Newak, sophomore midfielder, Crestwood


Played in all 20 games, tied for third on team with 3 assists, tied for fourth on team with 5 goals, tied for fifth on team with 13 points, recorded 17 shots


William & Mary

Taylor Gladey, junior forward, Crestwood


Played in 14 games, scored 1 goal, recorded 1 assist and 3 points, posted 4 shots


DIVISION II

Bloomsburg

Nikki Black, junior forward, Northwest


Played in 9 games, recorded 1 shot


Cassie DiSabatino, Crestwood


Last season as a senior, started all 19 games, tied for fourth on team with 3 assists, scored 3 goals, had 9 points, recorded 13 shots


Jenna DiSabatino, Crestwood


Last season as a senior, played in all 19 games, led team with 83 shots, tied for team lead with 32 points, second on team with 14 goals, tied for second on team with 4 assists


East Stroudsburg

Alexis Good, junior midfielder/back, Wyoming Valley West


Played in 10 games, recorded 1 shot


Desiraye Mack, freshman midfielder, Honesdale


Redshirted in 2012


Indiana Univ. of Pa.

Kate Bruce, senior midfielder, Lackawanna Trail


Played in all 20 games, second on team with 5 assists, third on team with 15 points, tied for third on team with 5 goals, fourth on team with 23 shots


Dani Edwards, senior forward, Delaware Valley


Played in 16 games, scored 2 goals, added 1 assist for 5 points, recorded 7 shots


Nicole Bruce, Lackawanna Trail


Last season as a senior, started all 20 games, led team in goals with 14, assists with 10 and points with 38, second on team with 78 shots


Kutztown

Madeline Dworak, sophomore forward, Pittston Area


Played in 12 games


Elly Skinner, senior midfielder/back, Honesdale


Started all 17 games, scored 1 goal, added 1 assist for 3 points, recorded 17 shots


Liz Mikitish, freshman midfielder, Pittston Area


Mansfield

Lacey Croasdale, junior forward/midfielder, Lackawanna Trail


Played in 17 games, tied for third on team with 3 assists, fifth on team with 4 goals and 11 points, recorded 18 shots


Kayla Grunza, junior midfielder, Lackawanna Trail


Started all 18 games, fifth on team with 22 shots, scored 1 goal, added 2 assists and 4 points


Kristie Rollman, senior goalkeeper, Wyoming Valley West


Played in 13 games, posted a 4.72 goals against average, a .741 save percentage in 705:06 of playing time


Jessi Swingle, junior forward, Lake-Lehman


Played in 16 games, scored 1 goal, added 1 assist for 3 points, recorded 5 shots


Kate Pfeil, freshman back, Honesdale


Kristyn Grunza, Lackawanna Trail


Last season as a senior, played in 17 games, led team with 8 assists and 90 shots, third on team with 8 goals and 24 points


Kristy Tutorow, Northwest


Last season as a senior, started all 18 games, tied for third on team with 3 assists and 34 shots, fourth on team with 5 goals and 13 points


Seton Hill

Brittany Davis, sophomore forward, Wallenpaupack


Played in all 18 games, tied for second on team with 3 assists, scored 2 goals, had 7 points, recorded 13 shots


Shippensburg

Danielle Proctor, senior back, Wyoming Valley West


Played in 8 games, recorded 2 shots


Slippery Rock

Lindsay Brown, junior forward/back, Crestwood


Started all 18 games, tied for third on team with 4 goals and 10 points, fifth on team with 2 assists and 25 shots


Courtney Lee, junior goalkeeper, Holy Redeemer


Started all 18 games, posted a 1.41 goals against average, an .808 save percentage and 1 shutout in 1,239:40 of playing time


Ally Banks, Coughlin


As a senior last season, started all 18 games, led team wth 6 assists and 35 shots, second on team with 14 points, tied for third on team with 4 goals


Gabrielle Malischak, Nanticoke


As a senior last season, started all 18 games, second on team with 32 shots, tied for second on team with 4 assists, had 2 goals and 8 points


West Chester

Hannah Davies, junior midfielder/back, Crestwood


Played in 18 games for national champs


Alexa Moran, sophomore midfielder, Crestwood


Played in 7 games for national champs


Marnie Kusakavitch, freshman forward, Holy Redeemer


Allie Malacari, freshman back, Holy Redeemer


Caitlin Wood, freshman back, Coughlin


Kayla Gluchowski, Crestwood


As a senior last season, second on team with 83 shots, third on team with 13 goals and 32 points, fifth on team with 6 assists


Leanne McManus, Meyers


As a freshman last season, played in 12 games, scored 1 goal for 2 points, recorded 5 shots


DIVISION III

Albright

Samantha Martin, junior forward, Dallas


Played on the school’s basketball team last season


Arcadia

Ashley Ditchey, senior back, Lackawanna Trail


Started all 21 games, had 2 assists for 2 points, recorded 13 shots


Bethany

Tiffany McCary, freshman goalkeeper, Hanover Area


Delaware Valley

Rony Jacober, Hazleton Area


As a senior last season, started all 19 games, third on team with 36 shots, fourth on team with 12 points, tied for fourth on team with 5 goals and 2 assists


DeSales

Rachel Wysocky, junior midfielder/back, Hazleton Area


Started all 18 games


Amber Collins, Honesdale


As a senior last season, played in all 18 games, fourth on team in points with 5, tied for fourth on team in goals with 2 and assists with 1, had 19 shots


Dennison

Kirsten Walsh, freshman forward/midfielder, Northwest


Drew

Sarah Stewart, sophomore goalkeeper, Dallas


Played in 3 games, posted a 2.27 goals against average and a .714 save percentage in 61:46 of playing time


Elmira

Becca Kraynak, sophomore forward, Wyoming Valley West


Played in 8 games, scored1goal, had 1 assist for 3 points, recorded 2 shots


Kourtny Schwerdtman, junior back, Wyoming Area


Played in all 15 games with no field stats, as a goalie, played in 2 games, posted a 2.80 goals against average and a .500 save percentage in 75:07 of playing time


Gordon

Kristen Cease, freshman back, Meyers


Haverford

Jen DiMaria, junior forward, Wyoming Seminary


Played in all 19 games, third on team with 60 shots, fifth on team with 14 points, tied for fifth on team with 6 goals, had 2 assists


Keystone

LeeAnna Bennett, senior back, Honesdale


Started all 18 games, recorded 1 shot


Brittany Cardona, senior forward, Honesdale


Played in all 18 games, second on team with 9 goals, 6 assists, 24 points and tied for third on team with 31 shots


Katie Darling, senior forward/midfielder, Lackawanna Trail


Played in 17 games, tied for third on team with 3 assists, scored 1 goal, had 5 points, recorded 8 shots


Amy Denmon, sophomore goalkeeper, Lake-Lehman


Played in 13 games, posted a 4.19 goals against average and a .657 save percentage in 515:39 of playing time


Kelsey Drozda, senior forward, GAR


Missed 2012 season due to injury


Justine Firmstone, sophomore back, Honesdale


Played in 15 games, had 1 assist for 1 point, recorded 2 shots


Raisha Piper, junior midfielder, Hanover Area


Played in 16 games, had 1 assist for 1 point, recorded 1 shots


Shannon Robinson, senior back, Tunkhannock


Started all 18 games, had 1 goal, added 1 assist for 3 points, posted 9 shots


Courtney Wood, sophomore forward, Lackawanna Trail


Played in 12 games, recorded 2 shots


Samantha Krempasky, freshman forward, Honesdale


Breanna Paulson, freshman forward, Crestwood


Diandra Sherman, freshman midfielder/back, Tunkhannock


Tara Hartman, Tunkhannock


As a freshman last season, played in 2 games


Hope Krolewski, Holy Redeemer


Last season as a senior, led team with 19 goals, 12 assists, 50 points and 113 shots


Melaina McCracken, Lacakwanna Trail


As a freshman last season, played in 1 game and had 2 shots


Tiffany Stallard, Abington Heights


As a sophomore last season, played in 4 games


Krystal Wilbur, Lackawanna Trail


Last season as a sophomore, tied for third on team with 3 assists and 31 shots, fifth on team with 3 goals and 9 points


King’s

Alexandra Bolinski, sophomore midfielder/back, Nanticoke


Played in 17 games


Kim Howanitz, senior forward, Northwest


Started all 20 games, tied for second on team with 6 assists, fourth on team with 14 points and 39 shots, tied for fifth on team with 4 goals


Kristi Katra, junior midfielder/back, Tunkhannock


Played in 13 games, recorded 1 shot


Trudi Konopki, senior midfielder, Meyers


Started all 20 games, recorded 1 shot


Shelby Madden, senior back, Tunkhannock


Started all 20 games


Brittany Malia, sophomore forward/midfielder, Hanover Area


Played in 2 games


Abby McManus, senior forward, Meyers


Started all 20 games, fourth on team with 5 goals, fifth on team with 11 points, had 1 assists and recorded 31 shots


Alyssa Monaghan, sophomore forward, Coughlin


Played in all 20 games, led team with 8 assists, second on team with 9 goals, 26 points, third on team with 50 shots


Lindsey Paduck, junior forward, Tunkhannock


Played in 16 games, scored 1 goal for 2 points, recorded 7 shots


Rachael Rugletic, sophomore back, Abington Heights


Played in 1 game


Selina Malacari, freshman midfielder/back, Holy Redeemer


Paige Tedik, freshman goalkeeper, Coughlin


Haley Waslasky, freshman back, Coughlin


Calli Berryman, Holy Redeemer


As a senior last season, played in 18 games, led team with 19 goals, 44 points and 66 shots, tied for second on team with 6 assists


Brittany Naylor, Pittston Area


As a senior last season, played in 2 games, posted a 0.00 goals against average and a 1.000 save percentage in 27:20 of playing time


Stefanie Wingerter, Delaware Valley


As a senior last season, started all 20 games, scored 2 goals, added 2 assists for 6 points, recorded 6 shots


Lebanon Valley

Leeca Baran, sophomore goalkeeper, Hazleton Area


Did not play in 2012


Marywood

Leanne McManus, sophomore forward/midfielder, Meyers


Played at West Chester in 2012


Misericordia

Brianna Fischer, sophomore forward, Wallenpaupack


Did not play for MU in 2012


Lindsay Hischak, sophomore forward, Crestwood


Played in all 19 games, led team with 6 assists, 18 points and 36 shots, second on team with 6 goals


Cheyenne Hunsinger, freshman forward/midfielder, Tunkhannock


Scranton

Maria Begliomini, junior goalkeeper, Northwest


Played in 10 games, posted a 1.71 goals against average and a .707 save percentage, posted 1 shutout and shared 3 others in 490:00 of playing time


Liz Franko, freshman forward, Tunkhannock


William Smith

Emily Granger, freshman back, Wyoming Seminary


Ursinus

Kara Bowen, senior back, Wyoming Valley West


Played in 11 games


Danielle DeSpirito, sophomore goalkeeper, Crestwood


Played in 10 games, posted a 2.13 goals against average and a .740 save percentage in 657:02 of playing time


Nora Kornfeld, junior back, Wyoming Seminary


Played in 19 games, third on team with 6 goals and 15points, tied for fifth on team with 3 assists, recorded 11 shots


Wilkes

Olivia Dworak, senior back, Wyoming Seminary


Played in 14 games, scored 1 goal, added 1 assist for 3 points, recorded 6 shots


Kaitlyn Bevans, Hazleton Area


As a senior last season, started all 17 games, tied for team lead with 4 assists, second on team with 50 shots, fourth on team with 12 points, tied for fourth on team with 4 goals


Jessica DiBernardo, Holy Redeemer


As a sophomore last season, played in 6 games, recorded 4 shots


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