Two Teammates Earn All-American Honors

November 21st, 2012 | Categories: Uncategorized

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association has selected SUNY Oneonta senior Ashley Johnson of Saratoga Springs and junior Ashley Morgan of Putnam Valley as 2012 All-Americans. Johnson and Morgan are the seventh and eighth field hockey players in the program’s history to earn national honors. Morgan is the third, two-time All-American for field hockey and the first since Oneonta Hall of Famer Eileen Colwell went back-to-back in 1992 and 1993. Both Johnson and Morgan were also named to the North Atlantic All-Region First Team and selected as First Team All-SUNYAC performers this fall.

Morgan, who earned second-team honors for a second year, was the team’s leading scorer this fall with 33 points on 13 goals and seven assists. Her 13 goals were tied for the team lead and two of her tallies were game-winners. In just two seasons with the Red Dragons, she has accumulated 70 points. In her 40 games, she has scored 25 goals and contributed 20 assists. Six of her goals have been game-winners.

Johnson, who was selected as a third-team player, had a career season this fall with 30 points on nine goals and a team-best 12 assists. For her career, she played in 77 games and registered 52 points, scoring 14 goals and adding 24 assists. She had five game-winning goals, including three this fall.

Johnson and Morgan were part of a trio of players that reached 30 points this season for the Red Dragons. It was the first time since the 1986 season that the field hockey program had three players record 30 or more points in the same season.

The Red Dragons finished the season with an overall record of 12-7 and qualified for the SUNYAC tournament, where they were defeated in the semifinals by eventual conference champion New Paltz.