YORK, PA - The 2015-16 athletic season brought York College a number of highlights, milestone performances and individual accolades. Each Thursday during the summer, we will take a look back at one of our athletic department accomplishments.
The third installment of our series features rising junior Ali Posey (Airville, Pa./Red Lion) and her fantastic 2015 season.
Posey became the most decorated Spartan field hockey in the 48-year history of the program. She earned third-team NFHCA All-American honors as she became the first All-American in school history. In addition to her All-American honors, Posey earned first-team All-Capital Athletic Conference accolades for the second straight year while she is also a two time NFHCA All-Region selection.
Here is the original release announcing Posey earning her All-American honors:
YORK, Pa. - York College field hockey sophomore Ali Posey has been named a 2015 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Third Team All-American as announced by the NFHCA on Monday, making her the first All-American selection in the 48-year history of the Spartan field hockey program.
Posey has already solidified herself as one of the greatest players in York College field hockey history in just two seasons with the Green and White. She has led the team in both goals and points in each of her seasons in a Spartan uniform, and she has been among the top in both categories in the Capital Athletic Conference, which boasts some of the top players in the country each year.
Posey's 18 goals and 41 points this past season ranked as the fourth-highest goal total in the region and fifth-highest point total. She went 4-for-5 in penalty strokes while she notched a pair of game-winning goals. The four converted strokes are a single-season school record for York. Posey had a pair of three-goal games early in the year as she scored a goal in 12 of her 19 games and had at least a point in 13 contests. Her 18 goals is tied for second on the program's single-season list while her 41 points are tied for third.
In two seasons, Posey has totaled 69 points on 30 goals and nine assists. She has six game-winning goals and has recorded a .571 shot-on-goal percentage on 217 total shots. Posey ranks just outside the top-10 on the Spartan career points list, but sits seventh in goals, eighth in game-winning goals and first in goals-per-game average (0.77). Posey is averaging 1.77 points per game as she has played in all of the team's 39 games in the last two seasons with 38 starts.
For her career, Posey has been a two-time First Team All-CAC selection, the 2014 CAC Rookie of the Year and a two-time NFHCA All-South Region selection (Second Team-2014, First Team-2015).