SU sports: Raiders hockey star recognized nationally

A Raiders hockey star is the 2021 National Field Hockey Coaches Assocation Atlantic Region Player of the Year.

Raiders hockey star
Jazmin Petrantonio

The NFHCA named Raiders Senior Jazmin Petrantonio (Saenz Pena, Argentina/Colegio Nuestra Senora de la Misericordia) the 2021 Division II Atlantic Region Player of the Year on Wednesday morning. It marks the third time that she has received the prestigious national honor.

The Raiders hockey star is just the second player in NCAA Division II history to finish as a three-time NFHCA Region Player of the Year. Stonehill’s Kacie Smith was the East Region Player of the Year from 2016-18. The regional player of the year awards was first issued in 2010.
  
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Petrantonio led the nation in goals per game (1.85); points per game (4.2); goals (37) and points (84). She also totaled 10 assists. Petrantonio scored or assisted in 19 of SU’s 20 games this season; the only game in which she did not record a point was in the national semifinal.

In this year’s NCAA Tournament, Petrantonio helped Shippensburg to its sixth national championship (fifth NCAA national championship); and its fourth in the last five seasons. She scored the second goal in the National Championship Game victory over West Chester; and she was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2021 NCAA Division II National Championships.

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A historic career

Petrantonio concluded her historic career with 106 career goals, third-most in NCAA Division II history. In her 79 career games with the Raiders, Petrantonio totaled 248 career points (106 goals, 36 assists) and 29 game-winning goals. She also finished her career as the leading scorer in the history of the NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championships. She scored 10 career goals in eight career NCAA Tournament games. 

It marks the sixth time a Shippensburg University athlete has captured the coveted NFHCA Region Player of the Year. Petrantonio (2017, 2018, 2021) joins Bre White (2012, 2013) and Kristina Taylor (2010) as winners of the prestigious national award.

Wednesday’s award marks her ninth award of the 2021 postseason.

They include:

  • NFHCA All-America First Team;
  • All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) First Team;
  • PSAC Athlete of the Year;
  • PSAC Tournament MVP;
  • NCAA Tournament MVP
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team and the NFHCA Senior Team.

Petrantonio has also been nominated for the 2021-22 Honda Division II Athlete of the Year award.