YORK, PA – York College field hockey's Ali Posey has been named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-American Second Team, the organization announced on Wednesday. Posey is the only All-American in program history, earning the distinction for the second time, having previously been named to the third team as a sophomore.
As a senior in a new role, Posey finished with 21 points on seven goals, totaling 50 for her career, and seven assists in 18 games. She buried two game-winning goals in her final season, against Albright and Bridgewater (Va.), and recorded at least two points in a game seven times.
"Ali is such a strong competitor when it comes to the sport," first year head coach Katie Fost said of Posey. "She has phenomenal stick work, creative play, a bullet for a shot, and, most importantly, leads with integrity and a level head."
Posey's continued success ranks her as certainly one of, if not the best, field hockey player to ever don the Green and White. Her accolades back that claim. In addition to her 2015 NFCHA All-American honors, she is a four-time first-team All-CAC selection, the conference's 2014 Rookie of the Year, and a four-time pick on the All-Region squad.
The numbers back it too. She ranks second on the all-time points list with 120 in 76 games, second in goals (50), tied for eighth in assists (20), and fourth in game-winning goals (12). She also has recorded the most shots in program history with 383.
"She is the most hardworking, modest student-athlete that I have had the honor of coaching," said Fost. "Ali has set the bar for what can be achieved within our program and, for that, I'm thankful, because it will continue to push and motivate our current Spartans and future Spartans. She will certainly be missed, but her legacy will continue within our Spartan program."
Posey is one of just 48 Division III student-athletes to earn All-American status.