Aston — Four Keystone College field hockey players were honored as the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) announced its 2017 end of the season field hockey awards. These awards include Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, All-CSAC and the All-CSAC All-Sportsmanship team. The awards were determined by a vote of the conference’s eight head coaches.
Savanna Robinson and Shelby Croasdale were named Second Team All-CSAC, Daphne Leenas was selected Honorable Mention All-CSAC, and Kayla Bain was chosen to the CSAC All-Sportsmanship Team.
Robinson was named Second Team All-CSAC after a solid season for Keystone. The sophomore midfielder started all 16 games on the season and led the Giants in scoring with 23 points on a team-high nine goals to go along with five assists. Robinson, who earned four weekly CSAC awards this season, ranks second in the conference with four game-winning goals, is tied for fifth in assists, is sixth in points per game and seventh overall in goals scored.
Croasdale, a Lackawanna Trail graduate, capped her career by earning All-Conference honors for the third straight year, claiming Second Team All-CSAC accolades this fall after a First Team selection last season and a Second Team nod as a sophomore. The senior midfielder ranked third on Keystone’s scoring chart this year with 10 points on four goals and two assist. Croasdale, who was selected to the weekly CSAC Honor Roll for the week ending September 10, scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win at Elmira College on September 10 and had a two-assist performance in a 4-0 victory over Wells College on September 20.
Leenas earned Honorable Mention All-CSAC accolades after a strong year on the Giants’ backline. The sophomore defender, who was named to the CSAC All-Sportsmanship Team last fall, started all 16 games for Keystone this year and led the squad with three defensive saves, tying for ninth in the conference in the category. Leenas led the Giants’ defense to five shutouts and a 1.62 goals-against average.
Bain was selected to the CSAC All-Sportsmanship Team after earning Second Team All-CSAC honors last fall. The junior forward started all 15 games in which she played and ranked second on the team in scoring with 13 points on four goals and five assists. Bain finished the season tied for fifth in the conference in assists and also moved into sole possession of third place on Keystone’s all-time points list.