Field Hockey Lands Five SUNYAC All-Stars

2017 SUNYAC FIELD HOCKEY ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

GENESEO, N.Y. – Five members of the SUNY Geneseo field hockey team were named all-conference by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). 

Senior back Morgan Maley, senior forward Giovanna Fasanello and sophomore back Julia Kim were named first-team all-stars while junior forward Gabriella Clare and first-year midfielder Jordan Penkitis landed second-team recognition. 

Maley landed her fourth-consecutive first-team honor, joining Michelle Milkovich '11 as the only players in program history to achieve the feat. Starting all 79 of Geneseo's matches during her career in Blue and White, Maley tied for 10th on the Knights' career-scoring list with 55 points after a final campaign that included a 15th-place finish in the SUNYAC with 17 points and a tie for 14th place with eight goals. 

Fasanello, who earned her second-straight first-team nod and third honor overall after being named a second-team selection as a sophomore, finished second in the SUNYAC with 39 points while tying for second with 16 goals and fifth with seven assists. In only three seasons with the program, Fasanello finished in a tie for third with 102 career points as well as third with 40 career goals on Geneseo's all-time lists. 

Clare landed the first all-conference nod of her career after finishing the season in a tie for ninth in the SUNYAC with 24 points, including 11 goals that tied for eighth. 

Kim and Penkitis were two of the top newcomers in the league, helping anchor a Knights' defense that finished first with a 1.10 goals against average while allowing only seven goals in six conference matches. Each were also credited with a goal and three assists apiece. 

Geneseo finished the season with a 10-8 record for its eighth double-digit win total in 10 seasons under head coach Jess Seren. Qualifying for their eighth-consecutive appearance in the SUNYAC Tournament, the fourth-seeded Knights fell at top-seeded and eventual champion Cortland, 3-0, in the SUNYAC Tournament Semifinals.