LANCASTER, Pa. – Three members of the Ursinus College field hockey team have received All-Centennial Conference recognition.
Overly is an All-CC performer for the first time after a sensational senior season in which she ranked tied for second in the conference in goals (13) and third in points (30), leading the Bears in both categories. Overly registered four game-winning goals, including a stirring hat trick – the second of her career – in a 3-1 Senior Day victory over eventual CC finalist Johns Hopkins.
Overly, who produced a combined 25 goals and 12 assists while starting all 40 games over the last two years, finished her career with 35 goals and 15 assists. She is tied for 23rd in school history in both, and stands tied for 18th with 85 career points.
Sherry is an all-conference honoree for the third time in as many seasons, vaulting to the first team after a pair of second-team nods as a freshman and sophomore. Sherry, who has garnered All-CC laurels for the fifth straight season between field hockey and women's lacrosse, started all 18 games as the anchor of the Bears' defensive backfield. The two-time NFHCA All-South Region selection led the team with two defensive saves and scored four goals, all on penalty strokes, to bump her career total to eight.
Saybolt backed up last year's rookie of the year campaign with another strong season, starting all 18 games in the midfield. The sophomore finished with six goals and four assists and played her best against top competition, finding the back of the cage in games against No. 20 William Smith, No. 11 Catholic, and No. 4 TCNJ. She also posted a goal and two assists in a 7-0 victory over Swarthmore on September 20.
The Bears' two first team selections give them an all-time total of 40, tied for second in CC history. All three of Ursinus' all-conference honorees will also be named to the CC Fall Academic Honor Roll, given to student-athletes with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.40 or better, and Saybolt was recognized on the All-CC Sportsmanship Team.
The field hockey team finished 10-8 overall and 8-2 in CC play, qualifying for the conference playoffs for the 15th consecutive season. Ursinus fell to eventual champion Franklin & Marshall in the semifinals.