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FH: Nine Earn NFHCA All-America Honors

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Nine Big Ten student-athletes were honored as Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Americans as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association on Monday afternoon.

Earning first team status was Ohio State junior Aisling Coyle, who was a unanimous choice for Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and was recently named the NFHCA West Region Player of the Year. Coyle led the team with 55 points on 24 goals through 23 games. It is the seventh time in program history a Buckeye has earned First Team All-American honors.

Second Team All-America honors went to Northwestern's Chelsea Armstrong and Penn State's Kelsey Amy and Ayla Halus. The two were both named first team All-Big Ten members earlier this month and were also named to the NFHCA Mideast Region Team. After earning this year's Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and first team All-Big Ten, Armstrong was named to the NFHCA West Region Team.

Finally, five Big Ten student-athletes were named third team All-Americans as Michigan's Paige Laytos, Rachael Mack and Meredith Way, Ohio State's Berta Queralt and Penn State's Jessica Longstreth earned postseason recognition by the NFHCA. The Michigan trio joins Queralt as members of the NFHCA All-West Region Team, while Longstreth was placed on the NFHCA Mideast Team.

To see a complete list of the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-American Teams, click here.

FH: Buckeye Junior Named NFHCA West Region Player of the Year

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Ohio State's Aisling Coyle was named the West Region Player of the Year and was one of 22 Big Ten student-athletes selected to the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Region Teams. The junior midfielder is the first Buckeye to receive the honor.

Coyle, whose impressive season was highlighted by her 24 goals for 55 total points, will be in the running for NFHCA Division I National Player of the Year that will be announced on Nov. 23. The co-captain earned Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Big Ten an First Team All-West Region selection.

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FH: Buckeye Junior Named NFHCA West Region Player of the Year

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Ohio State's Aisling Coyle was named the West Region Player of the Year and was one of 22 Big Ten student-athletes selected to the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Region Teams. The junior midfielder is the first Buckeye to receive the honor.

Coyle, whose impressive season was highlighted by her 24 goals for 55 total points, will be in the running for NFHCA Division I National Player of the Year that will be announced on Nov. 24. The co-captain earned Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Big Ten an First Team All-West Region selection.

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FH: Ohio State Makes First Appearance in Final Four

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For the first time in program history, seventh-ranked Ohio State will play in the 2010 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Final Four. The Buckeyes (18-4) will face No. 1 seed Maryland (20-1) in the semifinals today at 4:30 p.m. ET at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex on the University of Maryland. The game will be streamed live on NCAA.com.

The winner of the Ohio State/Maryland game will face the winner of the first semifinal between No. 2 seed North Carolina and No. 3 seed Virginia. The championship game will be held Sunday at Noon ET.

For the third time, the Ohio State Buckeyes earned a share of the Big Ten Championship. The 18 victories this year is a single-season program record.

FH: 22 student-athletes honored by NFHCA

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22 Big Ten student-athletes were selected to the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Region Teams, the NFHCA announced Thursday.

 

As a member of the Mideast Region, Penn State placed three on the first team and one more on the second team. Kelsey Amy, Ayla Halus and Jess Longstreth were named to the first team, while teammate Brittany Grzywacz earned second team All-Mideast status.

The Big Ten's 18 other student-athletes were named as first- or second-team All-West Region members. First team members included Michigan's Paige Laytos, Rachael Mack and Meredith Way, Michigan State's Molly Cassidy, Jantine Steinmetz and Sabine van den Assem, Northwestern's Chelsea Armstrong, and Ohio State's Aisling Coyle and Berta Queralt.

Second-team All-West Region members included Indiana's Brenna Moeljadi, Iowa's Jessica Barnett, Michigan's Alicia Mayer, Michigan State's Kristen Henn, Northwestern's Nikki Parsley and Ohio State's Jena Cacciatore, Aisling McKeon, Paula Pastor-Pitarque and Jenn Sciulli.

The complete list of 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Region Teams can be found here.

FH: Ohio State advances to NCAA semifinal

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Ohio State, the last Big Ten team remaining, advanced to the semifinal of the NCAA Tournament after defeating Syracuse, 3-2 in their second overtime win of the tournament. The Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Aisling Coyle contributed the tying and game-winning goal to advance the Buckeyes into next Friday's (Nov. 19) semifinal matchup against top-seeded Maryland. The win markes Ohio State's first trip to the NCAA semifinals in program history.

FH: Buckeyes Advance to Second Round, Wolverines Eliminated

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Ohio State advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship with a 2-1 thrilling OT victory over Albany. The Big Ten Freshman of the Year Paula Pastor-Pitarque contributed the tying and game-winning goal as the Buckeyes (17-4) advance to play Syracuse, Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.

The Michigan Wolverines saw their season come to an end Sunday afternoon following a competitive 1-0 loss to Old Dominion in the Chapel Hill Regional. Michigan finished the season 15-7 overall and were the Big Ten Co-Champions and Big Ten Tournament Champion.

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FH: Michigan State and Penn State Eliminated

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In Saturday's opening round of the NCAA Championship, the Michigan State Spartans dropped a 3-2 OT contest to third-seeded Virginia in the Charlotesville Regional. Michigan State's Sabine van den Assem and Angie Lucik contributed to the Spartans two goals.

Michigan State finishes the season 15-6 overall. Virginia advances to face the winner of the day's next match against Princeton-Wake Forest at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Penn State's season came to a close, as the Nittany Lions fell to fourth-seeded Syracuse 2-1 OT in Saturday's opening round of the NCAA Championship. Penn State's goal came off the stick of Daneen Zug in the 43rd minute with goalkeeper Ayla Halus recording 18 saves. Penn State finishes the season at 14-6.

At 2 p.m. ET, Michigan (15-6) and Ohio State (16-4) open play in the Chapel Hill and University Park Regionals, respectively. The winner of the Michigan-Old Dominion matchup will face North Carolina on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. The winner of the Ohio State-Albany will meet Syracuse on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.

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FH: Four Big Ten Schools Start NCAA Championships

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Four Big Ten teams join in the quest to become the new NCAA Champion of the season when Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State open play in the 2010 NCAA Field Hockey Championship, which begins Saturday.

Big Ten Co-Champion and Big Ten Tournament Champion Michigan (15-6) opens play in the Chapel Hill Regional, where the Wolverines will face Old Dominion at 2 p.m. ET Saturday. The winner between the Wolverines and Monarchs will face the winner of Stanford-North Carolina on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.

Earning the Big Ten's first at-large bid to the tournament is Michigan State, who begins play in the Charlottesville Regional. The Spartans will face Virginia at 11:30 a.m. ET Saturday. The winner will advance to face the winner of the Princeton-Wake Forest matchup on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.

Ohio State, which earned an at-large bid to the tournament after finishing as the 2010 Big Ten Tournament runners-up last weekend. The Buckeyes will face Albany in the University Park Regional at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday. With a win, the Buckeyes (16-4) would move on to face Penn State or Syracuse in the second round on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.

The Nittany Lions (14-5) also earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship after advancing to the 2010 Big Ten Tournament semifinals last weekend. The Nittany Lions will host Syracuse at 11:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. The winner of that game will move on to face the winner of the Ohio State-North Albany matchup.

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FH: 2010 NCAA Field Hockey Championship Release

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The 2010 NCAA Field Hockey Championship Release is now available.

For information on teams, standings and schedules click here.