For the first time in 28 years, Lycoming College field hockey will make its return to the pitch with a lineup of 16 athletes under coach Allyson Kenyon. The team features 12 new athletes with winning pedigrees and four dual-sport athletes. Kenyon dug deep into the mid-state during her recruitment, snagging a state champion, five district champions and three all-star selections.
Kenyon spent 18 seasons as the coach of the Bridgewater College field hockey team from 2003-21, racking up more than 150 wins and winning an Old Dominion Athletic Conference title in 2015. Kenyon led Bridgewater to a .500 or better finish in nine straight campaigns from 2008-16, guiding the team to 12 or more wins three straight seasons from 2013-15. The 2015 Eagles won the program’s first ODAC championship and earned its first NCAA Championship win, posting a 2-1 victory at 17th-ranked Catholic.
In all, Kenyon coached 19 first-team all-conference selections, 17 second-team all-conference picks, 41 third-team/honorable mention awardees, four all-region selections, a conference player of the year, an All-American and a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner during her career at Bridgewater.
Lycoming’s inaugural roster includes Tayah Bauer of Susquenita (midfield); Isabellea Bobe of Bermudian Springs (goalie); Victoria Burton of Donegal (defender); Alex Horafus of Washington Township, New Jersey (defendant); Katie Loughran of Pennridge (defender); Katie Maguire of ALbertus Magnus, New York (forward); Riley Marines of Bermudian Spring (midfield); Julie McGovern of Selinsgrove (midfield); Jordan Ohmann of Baltimore City College, Maryland (forward); Kelly Preston of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey (Defender); Leahvella Rambus of Wilkes-Barre Area (forward); Autumn Shahan of Wilmington Charter, Delaware (goalie); Adrianna Simpson of Muncy (forward); Kailey Stocker of Lakeland Regional, New Jersey (midfield); Nevaeh Wertman of Muncy (defendant); and Halie Woodring of Lower Dauphin (defender).
Simpson was a two-sport athlete with Muncy and appeared in six games for the field hockey team in a season. She also played two seasons of women’s soccer. Wertman played on the lacrosse team and earned four letters in field hockey at Muncy, being named the team’s best defender and was awarded the Athletic Booster CLub’s Award for Academic Excellence her senior year. She was the District 4 Female Sprotsmanship Award winner from Muncy as well.