GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo junior midfielders Morgan Maley and Giovanna Fasanello were named Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-North Atlantic Region First-Team selections, announced Monday.
Maley landed her second-straight all-region honor after being named a second-team pick a season ago. The 2016 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Defensive Player of the Year anchored a Geneseo defensive unit that finished the season only allowing 1.99 goals per game, which was the second-lowest mark in the SUNYAC. A three-time SUNYAC First-Team All-Star, Maley helped the Knights author six shutouts throughout the season, including five during its eight-match winning streak that was the second-longest in program history. She also finished third on the team with 19 points and second with nine assists, while her five goals tied for the fourth-best tally among her teammates.
Fasanello earned her first all-region certificate after totaling 48 points to tie for the second-highest single-season total in program history, only trailing the 59 points scored by former All-American Kayla DeAngelis in 2013. Fasanello's 18 goals were the third-highest single season total, while her 12 assists were one short of Michelle Milkovich's record 13 totaled in 2010. She scored three goals and an assist in the team's 6-1 victory over SUNYAC-rival Brockport (Oct. 12) and went on to be named SUNYAC Tournament MVP after scoring all three of the Knights' goals in a 3-2 victory over Oneonta (Nov. 5) in the SUNYAC Championship game.
Geneseo finished the season with an 11-10 record, including a 4-2 SUNYAC mark to earn the third-seed for the conference tournament. The Knights upset second-seeded New Paltz, 1-0 (Nov. 2), in the semifinals before taking down Oneonta in the championship match to earn its first SUNYAC crown and bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament since 2010. Geneseo fell at Keene State, 3-1, in the first round of the national tournament.