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Five local athletes were named National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Americans for Division I play this season – including three players who earned their fourth consecutive postseason honor.


North Carolina senior Kelsey Kolojejchick became the first player in Carolina field hockey program history to earn first-team All-America honors four times. Kolojejchick finishes her Carolina career ranked third in career points, third in career assists and fourth in career goals in UNC history. As a senior, the Wyoming Seminary grad led the nation in assists with 23.


Virginia's Paige Selenski, a first-team All-American, led the ACC in seven different statistical categories this season en route to being named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year and the Longstreth/NFHCA South Region Player of the Year. This is her fourth All-American honor. Selenski was named to the second team as a freshman and has been a first-team All-American each of her last three seasons.


The Dallas alum was third in the country in scoring with 27 goals and 13 assists.


All-Region and All-Ivy First Team honoree Kat Sharkey was also named to the All-America first team. Sharkey earned her third consecutive first-team accolade, concluding her career as another four-time All-America.


The Wyoming Seminary product led the nation in scoring with 38 goals, 9 assists and 85 points while helping Princeton win its first NCAA championship.


Lake-Lehman graduate Kelsey Amy, the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, earned first-team All-American honors. The forward was most recently named to the All-Mideast Region First Team and received All-Big Ten First Team honors earlier in the postseason. After her performance at the Big Ten Tournament, Amy was named the Tournament MVP for the second consecutive year and helped her squad to back-to-back championships.


The senior ended the year with 24 goals and 12 assists for 60 points.


Northwestern junior Tara Puffenberger, a Dallas alum, was named to the third team. Puffenberger earns her first All-America honor in her first season at Northwestern after transferring from Virginia. She was a first-team All-Big Ten and All-West Region selection. Puffenberger had 15 goals and 40 points to go along with 10 assists.


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