The College of Wooster field hockey team, fresh off its best showing in the North Coast Athletic Conference since 2010, had a quintet of student-athletes named to the all-conference team, as announced by the league office on Friday. Sophomores Sydney Schuster and Katie Shideler were both elevated to the all-conference first-team, while senior Erika Womack earned a second-team certificate, and junior Caitlyn O'Connor and senior Rose Taylor were both named honorable mention All-NCAC.
Schuster, who was a second-teamer as a rookie, led the NCAC in goals (21) and points (47) this season, with the totals ranking seventh and eighth, respectively in single-season history. Schuster scored in 14 of Wooster's 21 games and had five multi-goal games. The sophomore scored eight game winners, including in a pair of 2-1 wins over Kenyon College.
Shideler, who also was a second-team selection as a first-year, led the NCAC with a .844 save percentage, and was the only 'keeper in the league to save over 80 percent of shots on cage. The sophomore's 146 saves were the second-most league-wide and she had a 1.35 goals-against average for the season.
Womack, also a two-time all-conference selection, finished the year fifth in the league in points and was one of three Scots to end the year with at least 10 goals. Headlining Womack's highlights was scoring the decisive tally in Wooster's 3-2 shootout win over Kenyon back on Sept. 29.
O'Connor, who earned her first all-conference certificate, ranked fourth in the NCAC in goals (15) and points (33). The sophomore logged six multi-goal games on the season, including a career-high three goals against Transylvania University on Sept. 9.
Taylor, the 13th four-time All-NCAC selection in program history and first since Josie Rey (2010-13), helped anchor a backfield that allowed 1.33 goals per game. Wooster's defense shutout four opponents this year and allowed one goal – or fewer – in 11 contests.
Wooster finished the year with a 15-6 overall record, and a 10-4 mark in league play, which was good for second-place.