Cappadora, Chaney, Petrantonio Named 2019 NFHCA All-Americans

Cappadora, Chaney, Petrantonio Named 2019 NFHCA All-Americans

Three Shippensburg University field hockey players made the 2019 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-America teams Wednesday.

Senior defender Mikayla Cheney and junior midfielder Jazmin Petrantonio made the All-America First Team. Senior defender Rosalia Cappadora was named to the All-America Second Team.

Petrantonio, a 2019 vice-captain, earns her third straight All-America First Team classification. She led the nation this year with a single-season career high of 29 goals. That’s seven more than any other player.

She also led the nation with 66 points, and led the Raiders with eight assists. Petrantonio scored at least one goal in 13 of the team’s 18 games this season. She scored multiple goals in six of those games.

Cheney earns her second straight All-America First Team classification. As one of the Raider team captains, Cheney frequently marked the opposing team’s best player and handled difficult defensive assignments.

The SU defense posted five shutouts this season and allowed one goal or less in 13 games. They ranked eighth in the nation in goals-against average (1.13).

Cappadora earns her first All-America classification. Working alongside Cheney as a team captain, Cappadora was integral on defense. In addition, she filled a valuable role as a frequent inserter on penalty corners.

She equaled a career high with three goals this season, and totaled two assists. She led the team with two defensive saves.

Bill Morgal is sports information director at Shippensburg University.

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