VCU HAS SIX NAMED TO ALL-ATLANTIC 10 FIELD HOCKEY TEAMS

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. ­– VCU Field Hockey had six student-athletes earn All-Atlantic 10 postseason honors as announced by the conference Thursday afternoon.

Maite Sturm earned an All-Atlantic 10 First Team selection for the second consecutive season. Litiana Field and Svea Sturm were named to the All-Atlantic 10 Second Team while Morgan Hanley and Lonica McKinney earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team. Jordan Rasure, alongside both Maite Sturm and Svea Sturm, made the All-Atlantic 10 Academic Team.

Maite Sturm, a junior midfielder, led the team with 17 total points after scoring a team-high seven goals and adding five assists. Maite scored her seven goals on an efficient 29 total shot attempts and also scored one game-winning goal. Maite had been named to the A-10 Preseason Team.

Field, a sophomore defender, earns All-Atlantic 10 Second Team honors for the second straight season after anchoring a VCU defense that allowed a paltry 1.39 goals per game, a mark that ranked 21st nationally. The Rams also allowed just 8.1 total shots per game and 4.89 shots on goal per game.

Svea Sturm, a junior midfielder, was also named to the All-Atlantic 10 Second Team after being an All-Atlantic 10 First Team choice a year ago. Svea scored three goals and had six assists for VCU and ranked third on the team with 12 total points.

Hanley, a freshman defender, earned All-Rookie honors after starting every game on defense for the Rams as a freshman. Hanley teamed with Field to form one of the A-10's most formidable back lines. McKinney, a forward, scored a goal for VCU and appeared in all 17 games.

Jordan Rasure, a senior defender, was named to the All-Academic Team as she currently holds a 3.88 GPA and is a double major in Biology and Spanish. She started all 17 games and had two defensive saves for VCU. Maite, who holds a 3.71 GPA while majoring in Business Management, and Svea, who has a 4.0 GPA as a finance major, also earned the honors.