Gilbert, Ariz. -- Two University of Lynchburg field hockey players earned spots on the 2019 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III All-South Atlantic Region first team, the organization announced Tuesday.
Juniors Alexis Brown and Jackie Lerro both earned first-team honors in the region, which stretches from New Jersey to Virginia. Both players are eligible for All-America honors with their first-team all-region distinctions.
In 2019, Brown continued to be one of the top defenders in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and in the South Region as she earned her first first-team honor after making second-team in 2018. The Culpeper product was tied for fourth on the team with seven goals and tied for second in assists with five. She was part of a defense that was ranked nationally in the top 20 for goals-against average and scoring margin.
Lerro, a Royersford, Pa., native, becomes a three-time all-region honoree with 2019 being her second consecutive year with a first-team nod. She led the team with 21 goals and 13 assists. She also led the ODAC in goals, points, and shots taken and was second in assists. Lerro was named the NFHCA's Division III player of the week for the week ending Sept. 30.
This is the fourth year in a row that Lynchburg has landed multiple players on the all-region teams.
The Hornets finished the 2019 season with a 20-4 record and defeated Shenandoah in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship to capture the progam's 20th title. Lynchburg reached the quarterfinal round of the NCAA tournament for only the the fifth time in program history and amassed 20 wins in a season for just the third time.
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