University of Scranton field hockey coach Colleen Moyer orchestrated quite a turnaround by the Royals this season, and the play of senior forward Meredith Campbell (Media, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) was a driving force in that success. As a result, both Moyer and Campbell have received prestigious national honors from Synapse Sports.
Moyer was named NCAA Division III Coach of the Year and Campbell received third-team All-American honors from the organization, which promotes field hockey and women's lacrosse nationally and internationally.
Moyer was chosen after she led the Royals to a 15-3 overall record and the second seed in the Landmark Conference playoffs just one season after the team went 5-12 and missed the postseason. The Royals began the season with 15 straight victories, a school record for both longest winning streak and best start to a season.
Under Moyer's leadership, Scranton finished this past season ranked sixth in NCAA Division III in winning percentage (.833), 17th in goals-against average (1.03), 18th in scoring margin (2.18) and 25th in goals per game (3.28).
Campbell's historic season was a big factor in Scranton's success this fall. She set school records for goals in a season with 31 and points in a season with 69. Campbell finished the year as the Landmark Conference's leading goal scorer, and also finished second in all of NCAA Division III in points per game (3.83) and goals per game (1.72).
Earlier this fall, Campbell was named first-team All-South Atlantic Region by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, Landmark Conference Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection.
To see the complete Synapse Sports Field Hockey awards list, visit http://www.synapsesports.com/honors/field-hockey/#1512395725772-eb0ac0b2-1f40.