Three Lady Monarchs Earn All-America Honors

November 25, 2002
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Nov. 25, 2002

NORFOLK, VA -- Senior midfielder Tiffany Snow (Escondido, CA) and junior forward Angie Loy (Loysville, PA) were named First Team STX/NFHCA All-Americans, while junior back Melissa Leonetti (Erdenheim, PA) was awarded Second Team honors it was announced today by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).

The award marks the second All-America honor for Snow, who also earned First Team honors last season. She adds to her already impressive list of accolades earned this season including CAA Player of the Year, CAA Tournament MVP, and First Team All-South Region. Snow led her squad and was among the top in the country in goals scored tallying 30 and concluded the year with 15 assists and 75 points. She also finished her career at Old Dominion ranked sixth on the all-time ODU points leaders list with 182 career points and sixth on the all-time ODU goals leaders list with 71 career tallies.

Loy moves up to the First Team after earning Second Team honors following the 2001 season. Loy, along with Snow, led the team with 75 points and also chipped in a team best 25 assists. She also recorded a team leading six game winning goals She was named First Team All-CAA and First Team All-South Region earlier this month and was a CAA All-Tournament member.

Leonetti earns her first All-America honor after helping Old Dominion to eight shutouts during the year and recording 19 assists as the primary stick stopper on the penalty corner unit. Her 19 assists were only second to Loy on the team and she was ranked among the top 10 in Division I in the category throughout the season. Her defensive efforts helped Old Dominion outscore their opponents 131-31 in 2002.

The Lady Monarch field hockey team concluded the 2002 campaign with a 21-4 record and a top ranking in the final STX/NFHCA poll. Old Dominion advanced to its 22nd NCAA appearance and 15th "Final Four" ending the year with a 3-2 loss to #6 Penn State in the NCAA Tournament semifinals.