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Mansfield has 4 named All-ECAC; Hansrote named Coach of Year

MANSFIELD — After earning a trip to the postseason, securing the most regular-season wins in over a decade, notching five all-conference players including PSAC Coach of the Year and two All-Americans, the Mansfield University field hockey program earned five more awards when the Eastern College Athletic Conference announced its first-team members.

Forward Dana Evans, midfielder Meghan Griffin, defender Madison Wilinsky and goalkeeper Brittany Ryan were recognized to the All-ECAC first team and fifth-year coach Brittany Hansrote was named Coach of the Year.

Hansrote led the Mounties to a 12-7 record, notching the first postseason berth since the 2010 season and the most wins since 2001. The Mountaineers reached No. 10 in the national poll while ranking top-10 nationally in assists per game (seventh, 1.74), save percentage (fifth, .814), defensive saves (sixth, 9) and are tied for ninth in shutouts (6).

The four seniors recognized was a tie with the national champions West Chester for the most honorees out of any Division II school.

Ryan earned her second first-team NFHCA All-American recognition after also being named to the All- PSAC first team as a senior. An All-American goalkeeper as a sophomore, Ryan ranked first in the PSAC in saves (127) and 10th in the country in saves per game (6.68).

Evans was named a second-team NFHCA and a second-team All-PSAC forward after a breakthrough senior season.

Wilinsky earned her second straight All-PSAC second-team honor as an anchor of one of the strongest defensive lines in the country.

Griffin was named to the All-PSAC third team as a midfielder during her final season.

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