Field hockey's Emily Augsburger (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) has been named one of the best defenders in the state, landing on the All-State First Team. She was an All-State Second Team member last year in an award voted upon by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).
Augsburger is one of only three defenders on the 2016 First Team.
She not only helped Eastern Mennonite's defense post three shutouts, but was also a versatile weapon on offense, finishing second on the team with seven goals. Including her three assists and 17 points, Augsburger set career highs in all three offensive categories.
The junior scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 overtime win over Randolph-Macon on Oct. 26 and added a defensive save in a game against Bridgewater to be one of just six women in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference to chart both a game-winning goal and a defensive save.
A starter in EMU's back line all three year, Augsburger is also a two-time All-ODAC First Team honoree. She was named the MVP of the Wilson College Invitational, where the Royals earned a pair of shutout victories.
The Royals finished 7-10 this fall, earning their most wins in five years.
VaSID names 27 All-State teams in 15 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in the state of Virginia.
Listed below are the entire VaSID Field Hockey All-State Teams. For more information on VaSID, click here.
2016 VaSID College Division Field Hockey All-State Team
Co-Players of the Year: Bailey Lien, Christopher Newport and Maggie Waxter, Washington and Lee
Rookie of the Year: Lauren Hopkins, Mary Washington
Coach of the Year: Ashley Smeltzer-Kraft, Shenandoah
F - Shelbi Holloman, Roanoke
F - Maggie Waxter, Washington and Lee
F - Nikki Simpao, Lynchburg
F - Rachael Allshouse, Christopher Newport
MF - Lauren Hopkins, Mary Washington
MF - Alexa Weaver, Christopher Newport
MF - Taylor Hayes, Shenandoah
MF - Kendall Peterson, Washington and Lee
D - Brittan Muir, Christopher Newport
D - Emily Augsburger, Eastern Mennonite
D - Hannah Krause, Lynchburg
GK - Bailey Lien, Christopher Newport
F - Emily Matisons, Bridgewater
F - Christine Loehr, Mary Washington
F - Sierra Magdaleno, Ferrum
F - Kayla Alderman, Shenandoah
MF - Elizabeth Pardo, Shenandoah
MF - Shannon Strosser, Bridgewater
MF - Allegra Massey-Elim, Mary Washington
D - Sarah Miller, Christopher Newport
D - Erin Kaila, Mary Washington
D - Kellie Jasinksi, Roanoke
D - Morgan Payne, Shenandoah
GK - Ali Bishop, Bridgewater