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Christy Longacre was one of three ODU players to make All-State
Courtesy: ODU Sports

Three Lady Monarchs Make First Team All-State

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: December 16, 2013
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NORFOLK, Va.- The Virginia Sports Information Directors named Old Dominion field hockey players Christy Longacre, Kelsey Smither and Rosario Villagra to the Virginia All-State field hockey First Team, which was announced Monday morning.

Senior back Christy Longacre (Bethlehem, Pa.) earned First Team All-State for the second straight season. Longacre was named a NFHCA First Team All-American and the Big East Defensive Player of the Year. She started all 21 games, recorded three goals and nine points and helped pave the way for the Lady Monarchs 12 game winning streak.

Junior midfielder Kelsey Smither (Suffolk, Va.) was recognized as a First Team All-State selection for the first time in her career (Second Team All-State last year). Smither was named a NFHCA Second Team All-American following the 2013 season. She was also named to the Big East All-Tournament Team and All-Big East First Team. Smither started all 21 games and led the Lady Monarchs with 14 assists. She led in the Big East in assists per game and ranked fourth nationally.

Junior forward Rosario Villagra (Salta, Argentina) made the First Team All-State for the first time in her career (Second Team All-State last year). She was named Big East Offensive Player of the Year during the season and took All Big-East First Team honors. Villagra started all 21 games, recorded a team-high 14 goals, 41 points and five game-winning goals.

2013 VaSID University Division I All-State Field Hockey Team

Player of the Year- Elly Buckley, Virginia
Rookie of the Year- Lucy Hyams, Virginia
Coach of the Year- Jodi Murphy, Liberty

First-Team
Natalie Barr, Liberty
Serena Barr, Liberty
Rebecca Barry, Richmond
Elly Buckley, Virginia
Amy Cooke, Richmond
Stacey de Grandhomme, Longwood
Lucy Hyams, Virginia
Christy Longacre, Old Dominion
Kelsey Smither, Old Dominion
Rosario Villagra, Old Dominion
Anna Zarkoski, Richmond

Second-Team
Chelsea Davies, Richmond
Stephanie DeMasi, VCU
Amy Goldstein, James Madison
Taylor Hodge, William & Mary
Ann Jefferis, Liberty
Hannah Jones, Liberty
Samantha Ostoich, Richmond
Pippin Saunders, William & Mary
Emilie Soares, VCU
Carissa Vittese, Virginia
Alayana Versage, Radford
Taylor West, JMU

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