The Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media 2022 Field Hockey All-Area teams

For the second straight year, Gwynedd Mercy Academy made a deep run in the postseason. The Monarchs reached the District 1-2A championship game and the PIAA-2A state semifinals this season after winning the district and reaching the state final last fall.

And for the second straight season, Gwynedd Mercy Academy lands three players on The Reporter/Times Herald/Mongtomery Media Field Hockey All-Area First Team.

GMA goalie Lilly Sweeney and midfielder Sydney Mandato are on the all-area first team for the second consecutive year and are joined by defender Catherine Fitzgerald. The three seniors were first team all-state selections and helped the Monarchs win the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies title. They outscored opponents 36-7 in seven postseason games.

Gwynedd Mercy’s Sydney Mandato (7) sends the ball upfield as Northern York’s Keairah Dykes (14) defends during their PIAA-2A quarterfinal on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 at Comet Field. (Mike Cabrey/MediaNews Group)

Souderton and Central Bucks West finished as the top two teams in the Suburban One League Colonial Division and each has two players on the All-Area First Team. All-Area Player of the Year Ang Borisow finished the season with 15 goals and nine assists for the league champion Indians while Ava Jones had 34 goals and nine assists. West’s Lilly Cosner totaled six goals and seven assists while Aida Ierubino had 16 goals and 11 assists. All four players were first team all-state.

Central Bucks West’s Aida Ierubino (23) looks to control the ball on her stick against Souderton during their District 1-3A fifth place semifinal on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Mike Cabrey/MediaNews Group)

Central Bucks South’s Lily Haag also made the all-area first team from the SOL Colonial. The first team all-state defender also contributed offensively as the corner inserter, tallying four goals and eight assists.

Elsewhere in the SOL, Wissahickon’s Ella Hummel earned a spot on the first team. Hummel was the Trojans MVP during an undefeated regular season that resulted in an SOL Liberty championship. The first team all-state forward had nine goals and 21 assists.

Methacton’s Elise DeWan is a first-team selection for the second straight season. The four-year varsity player and Penn State commit was a key piece of the Warriors defensive unit and also helped spark offensive attacks. She contributed to offensive and defensive corners and is a first team all-state selection.

Archbishop Carroll forward Sienna Golden also returns to the first team after earning a spot in 2021. The junior Ohio State commit scored 48 goals for Philadelphia Catholic League and District 12-2A champion Patriots.

Archbishop Carroll’s Sienna Golden, right, holds off Episcopal Academy’s Victoria Lynn in a game Tuesday. (PETE BANNAN-DAILY TIMES)

The Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media 2022 All-Area Field Hockey Teams

First Team

G: Lilly Sweeney – Gwynedd Mercy Academy

D: Lily Haag – Central Bucks South

D: Catherine Fitzgerald – Gwynedd Mercy Academy

D: Elise DeWan – Methacton

M: Lily Cosner – Central Bucks West

M: Aida Ierubino – Central Bucks West

M: Sydney Mandato – Gwynedd Mercy Academy

M: Ang Borisow – Souderton

F: Sienna Golden – Archbishop Carroll

F: Ava Jones – Souderton

F: Ella Hummel – Wissahickon

Second Team

G: Audra Szymborski – Central Bucks East

DCM: Madeline Bogle – Gwynedd Mercy Academy

M: Camryn Stewart – Abington

M: Cate McConaghy – Archbishop Carroll

M: Courtland Schumacher – Archbishop Carroll

M: Paige Keller – Central Bucks East

M: Lily DeWan – Methacton

M: Nicole Uebele – Methacton

M: Laura Albert – North Penn

F: Nina Mayro – Central Bucks West

F: Renee Blake – Methacton

Honorable Mention

Abington: Olivia Dougherty, Maddie Slavin

Archbishop Carroll: Arianna Hall, Megan Sheridan, Beth Wineburg

Archbishop Wood: Angela Cavallaro, Dylan Miller

Central Bucks East: Alli Troth, Caroline Suko

Central Bucks South: Bella Schute

Central Bucks West: Calista Boos, Kendall Siegle

Dock Mennonite Academy: Celeste Derstine, Haley Harper, Ainsley Moyer, Olivia Zaskoda

Faith Christian Academy: Gracie Longacre, Greta Peper

Germantown Academy: Hadley Harbert, Claire McMichael

Gwynedd Mercy Academy: Rory Saxon

Lansdale Catholic: Anna Cusumano, Katie Herron

Lower Moreland: Liz Neeld, Jess Pachman, Sarah Rosala

Methacton: Emily Drake, Natalie Drake, Carmela Maro

Mount Saint Joseph Academy: Devin Loome, Nora Masella

Pennridge: Maia Machado, Payton Muth

Plymouth Whitemarsh: Hadley Blake, Carly Spinner

Pope John Paul II: Sam Diadezzio, Cate Mink

Quakertown: Alex Bevan-Xenelis

Souderton: Lauren Frye

Springfield Montco: Emma Yoder, Norah Conlin, Hailey Lesniak

Upper Dublin: Ashley MacNeal

Upper Merion: Rylie McGrath, Rebecca Shuler

Upper Moreland: Haleigh Woodman

Wissahickon: Riley Ball, Sophia Havrilla, Caroline Kirkpatrick

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