CHANDLER, Ariz. – Ursinus College field hockey seniors Amber Steigerwalt and Aliki Torrence repeated as Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Americans on Tuesday, adding another jewel to their accolade-filled seasons. Torrence received first team billing, while Steigerwalt was recognized on the second team.
A four-time All-CC and all-region performer, Torrence is a first team All-American for the second straight season. An All-American for the third time, she was the backbone of a defense that allowed only 24 goals in 22 games and even emerged as a weapon on offense with four goals and four assists. Torrence added a defensive save to finish her career with nine, which places her sixth in program history. She started all but one of 86 career games, including every contest for the last three years.
A two-time first team All-CC and all-region honoree, Steigerwalt led the Bears in goals (16) and points (37) in 2016. Steigerwalt, who tied for third in the Centennial Conference in both categories, finished her career tied for fifth in goals (57) and sixth in points (140) in program history. She ranks sixth in conference history in game-winning goals (15), eighth in points, and tied for tenth in goals. Steigerwalt started every game for the last three seasons and made 81 starts in her career.
The selections of Steigerwalt and Torrence gave the Bears multiple All-Americans for the third consecutive season. Ursinus has had at least one first team All-American for the last four years.
Ursinus finished the season with a 17-5 overall mark, capturing its fourth straight CC crown and advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals for the third year in a row.