Orignally published on 2021-11-15 17:30:21 by umterps.com
COLLEGE PARK, MD — Senior Riley Donnelly of the fifth-ranked Maryland field hockey team is one of 38 seniors in the country named to the NFHCA Division I Senior Team Monday.
All ten Division I conferences and five NCAA regions that sponsor field hockey are represented on the list of 2021 honorees. The selected student-athletes were nominated by their NFHCA member coach and were chosen based on their career accomplishments. Senior Team members are listed alphabetically below, first by institution, then by last name.
The members of the 2021 Division I Senior Team were initially announced during a live video presentation featuring member coaches on Monday afternoon. In lieu of the traditional coach-led trophy presentation at the NFHCA Senior Games — which were cancelled due to limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic — coaches were given the opportunity to announce the name of their Senior Team honoree(s). In addition to the video announcement, a custom t-shirt featuring the names of all Senior Team members was created in honor of the award The t-shirts will be delivered to each honoree — along with a commemorative trophy — in the coming weeks. Family and friends can order their own Senior Team apparel through the NFHCA Senior Team store.
Donnelly has played in 82 games for the Terrapins in her career. She has scored 13 goals with 13 assists. She helped the Terrapins to appearances in the 2018 NCAA Championship game, two Final Fours, two Big Ten regular season titles and the 2018 Big Ten Tournament title.
In August, Donnelly helped the US Under-22 Team take bronze at the Junior Pan American Cup in Chile. With the medal, Team USA earned a bid to the Junior World Cup.
Maryland advanced to its 20th Final Four appearance in program history and first since 2018 with a 2-1 victory over the No. 10 Syracuse Orange Sunday afternoon.
The Terps will take on No. 9 Liberty in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 19 at noon at Phyllis Ocker Field Hockey Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Streaming information will be released this week.