Five MAC Field Hockey Players Named to the All-America Team

Updated 11/23/1999
Glen Allen, Va. - (Nov. 22) The 1999 AstroTurf/NFHCA Division I All-America team was announced with five Mid-American Conference players included in the 48 selections. The conference had one player on the first team, two players on the second team and two players on the third team.

Ball State's Sally Northcroft was the only MAC player named to the first team. Northcroft led the country in scoring with 107 points, and her 52 goals this season broke the NCAA record for goals in a single season set in 1991. Northcroft was also named the MAC Player of the Year.

Inge Corten from Kent and Kerri Schoultz from Ball State were named to the second team. Corten was second in the conference in scoring behind Northcroft with 65 points. She had 22 goals and 21 assists on the season and was named MAC Freshman of the Year. Schoultz led the country in assists with 32 and finished fourth in the MAC with 36 points.

Maggie Downey from Kent and Ali Johnstone from Ohio were named third-team All. Downey was third in both points (53) and goals scored (18). Downey was also honored last year as a second-team All-America selection. Ohio's Ali Johnstone became the first Bobcat honored as an All-American. Johnstone was tied for fourth with Schoultz in the conference in points (36) as she finished the 1999 season with 11 goals and 14 assists.

The All-America team is chosen from the regional All-America teams decided on last week. The MAC had 11 players named to the West Region All-America team, the most ever for the conference.