Campbell Player of the Year/Cyr Rookie of the Year, as Seven Named to All-Landmark Conference Teams for Field Hockey

Campbell Player of the Year/Cyr Rookie of the Year, as Seven Named to All-Landmark Conference Teams for Field Hockey

Senior forward Meredith Campbell (Media, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) was named the 2017 Landmark Conference Player of the Year, while freshman goalie Jenna Cyr (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) was named the Rookie of the Year, to headline the seven All-Landmark Conference Field Hockey Team selections for the Royals.

The teams were announced by the Landmark Conference office on Tuesday afternoon.

Cyr and Campbell were also First Team All-Landmark Conference selections at their positions, as was senior midfielder Hailey Marini (Slingerlands, N.Y./Guilderland Central), and senior defender Jessica Kaplowitz (Glenmont, N.Y./Bethlehem Central).

Meanwhile, junior forward Elizabeth Tolley (Brookside, N.J./West Morris Mendham), freshman midfielder Megan Gallagher (Thorndale, Pa./Bishop Shanahan), and freshman defender Christina Motz (Glenside, Pa. /Gwynedd-Mercy Academy) were Second Team selections.

Leading the group was Campbell, who is the third Scranton field hockey student-athlete to be named the Landmark's Player of the Year on the offensive end, joining Alyssa Fania (2014) and Gretchen Kempf (2011 and 2012). She also nabbed a spot on the All-Landmark Conference Team for the second straight season on Tuesday, as well.

In 2017, Campbell rewrote the Royals record book, finishing with a program record 31 goals (along with seven assists) and 69 points. 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).

Cyr had a banner opening to her collegiate career at Scranton in 2017. In all, she finished the year making 61 saves, with a goals-against average of 1.38 after allowing just 16 goals in over 1,000 minutes of game action. She also notched three shutout victories and went 13-3 as a starting goalie for the Royals.

Marini, meanwhile, nabbed a spot on the All-Landmark Conference team for the first time in her career on Tuesday. A force in the middle, Marini ended the year with a goal and an assist, while also helping a Royals defense that allowed just 19 goals throughout the year.

For the second straight season, Kaplowitz earned a spot on the All-Landmark team at defender. In 2017, she was the leader of a dominant defensive unit that recorded seven shutout victories and allowed just over one goal a match. Kaplowitz also made five defensive saves throughout the season, as well, a team-best.

Tolley earned an All-Landmark selection for the first time in her career on Tuesday. The junior forward posted the best year of her career on the offensive end in 2017, finishing with 13 goals and five assists for a season point total of 31. Tolley's best game of the season came back on Sept. 12, as she scored four goals (and added an assist) in a 5-1 victory for the Royals over Misericordia.

In their first year in the program, Gallagher and Motz posted impressive seasons as their respective positions to nab All-Landmark Conference honors. Gallagher ended the year with four goals and eight assists for a season point total of 16, while Motz helped a strong Royals back line, starting all 18 matches in her first year in the program.

Scranton ended the 2017 season with a 15-3 overall mark, their most victories in a season since 1998. The team also started the year 15-0, the best start for the Royals in program history.

To view the full All-Landmark Conference teams for Field Hockey, click here.

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