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Three Earn VaSID Honors

Three Earn VaSID Honors

FERRUM, Va. - Three Shenandoah University field hockey players earned VaSID All-State accolades announced Wednesday morning by the organization.

Taylor Hayes and Morgan Payne were both awarded All-State First Team honors while freshman Kelsey Jones picked up her second Rookie of the Year award in addition to being named to second team All-State.

Hayes matches her 2018 All-ODAC First Team selection with her second All-State First Team accolade in three years. Hayes ended the season with team-highs in goals and assists. Her 15 goals and 46 points were third best in the ODAC and she was No. 2 in the league with 16 assists. The midfielder went 3-for-5 for penalty strokes and scored two game-winning goals.

The junior was named ODAC Player of the Week on September 24 and Synapse Sports DIII National Player of the Week on October 23. 

Morgan Payne, a three-time All-ODAC honoree and the 2018 ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for field hockey, was named All-State for the third year in a row. Payne received second team recognition as a sophomore and junior and before grabbing the first team accolade this fall.

The Jobstown, New Jersey native scored four game-winning goals for the Hornets this fall while tallying nine goals and six assists for the ODAC finalist squad. In addition, Payne recently picked up second team All-South Region honors as a defender and played in the NFHCA Senior All-Star game.

Kelsey Jones is the third SU player in history to be tabbed the VaSID College Division Field Hockey Rookie of the Year. The ODAC Rookie of the Year joins Alexandra Darrow (2012) and Jenna Rampale (2014) in earning the honor.

The freshman also earned VaSID All-State second team recognition in the midfield. Jones recorded eight goals and 10 assists for 26 points on the year and had a team-high seven defensive saves on the defensive end of the field.

2018 VaSID College Division Field Hockey All-State Team

Player of the Year: Brittan Muir, Christopher Newport

Rookie of the Year: Kelsey Jones, Shenandoah

Coach of the Year: Carrie Moura, Christopher Newport

First Team

F – Lauren Hopkins, Mary Washington

F – Jackie Lerro, Lynchburg

F - Nikki Simpao, Lynchburg

MF – Rachel Cooke, Christopher Newport

MF – Kayla Copeman, Lynchburg

MF – Courtney Fiest, Christopher Newport

MF – Taylor Hayes, Shenandoah

D – Courtnie Greene, Christopher Newport

D – Brittan Muir, Christopher Newport

D – Morgan Payne, Shenandoah

GK – Olivia Davis, Christopher Newport

Second Team

F – Lauren Paolano, Washington and Lee

F - Haley Tucker, Washington and Lee

F – Emilee Wooten, Roanoke

MF – Lexie Dixson, Mary Washington

MF – Kelsey Jones, Shenandoah

MF – Sierra Magdaleno, Ferrum

D – Alexis Brown, Lynchburg

D – Megan May, Randolph-Macon

D – Gillian Ross, Mary Washington

D – Kaylin Stenson, Roanoke

GK – Emma Clark, Roanoke

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