The following piece was provided by Stonehill College Athletics:
Stonehill College senior All-American Michaela Antonellis has been selected to participate in the 2019 Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Div. II Senior Game to be played on Saturday, Nov. 23, in conjunction with the NCAA Div. II Fall Championship, hosted by Millersville University, at Biemesderfer Stadium in Millersville, Pennsylvania, at 5 p.m.
Antonellis is among 38 Div. II field hockey student-athletes selected as participants for the all-star game the NFHCA announced today. The annual event is held in conjunction with the 2019 NCAA Div. II Field Hockey Championship, hosted by Millersville University, Nov. 22-24.
Antonellis, a Longstreth/NFHCA first team All-American as a sophomore, has started all 11 games for Stonehill this fall. She has moved into the center back position this season after playing in midfield her first three seasons and leads a back line that ranks fifth in the NE10 with a 1.38 team goals against average and fourth with three shutouts. Antonellis leads the Skyhawks with two defensive saves (seventh NE10), while adding a goal and assist for three points. She scored the gamewinning goal in Stonehill’s 4-3 win at Molloy College on October 1 and collected Synapse Sports Division II and NE10 Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 24.
Antonellis, an All-NE10 first team pick as a sophomore, has started 54 of her 69 career games played in her Stonehill career. She has totaled nine goals and eight assists for 26 points, while adding five defensive saves in her career. The elementary education major has been named to the NE10 Academic Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for her efforts in the classroom.
Stonehill (7-4, 7-2 NE10) is back in action on Friday, when it hosts Adelphi University, ranked No. 6 in this week’s Penn Monto/NFHCA Div. II poll, for its Mental Health Awareness Game at W.B. Mason Stadium at 2 p.m.