Story Courtesy of Kenyon Sports Information Department
Postseason accolades continued to roll in for the Kenyon Ladies field hockey team as senior midfielder Shannon Hart (Mandara, Harare, Zimbabwe/Hellenic Acad.) was named as the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Great Lakes Region Player of the Year on Thursday, November 30th.
She is just the third student-athlete in program history to earn the region's top individual honor, joining classmate Sarah Speroff (Euclid, OH/Hawken) (2016) and Maddie Breschi (2014).
In addition to the regional player of the year accolade, Hart was named as a first-team All-Region selection earlier this week with a chance to gain All-America status next week.
Hart was an instrumental part of the Ladies' success this season which brought a 15-4 record and berth into the four-team North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament.
Hart started every game for Kenyon, notched six goals, tallied 13 points which ranked third on the team and helped the Ladies' defense post seven shutouts.
Over her career, she scored 30 goals, assisted on 11 more and finished with 71 points, the seventh-best mark in program history. Furthermore, in 82 career games played, Hart tallied multiple points on 24 different occasions. On the defensive end, Hart assisted Kenyon's top-notch defense to the tune of 38 shutouts.
During the last four seasons, Hart was a part of the winningest senior class in Ladies history notching a 66-17 (.795) record, two NCAC Tournament titles, two NCAA Tournament berths and the program's first NCAA tourney win since 2006.