For immediate release – 11/20/2012 - #178
Milks Named All-American for Third Time
CHANDLER, AZ –The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) released its All-American teams on Tuesday, and for the third year in a row, Lynchburg midfielder Shelly Milks found a place on the team.
Milks was named first-team All-American for the second-straight year after being one of the most dominant players in the nation. She scored 11 goals and assisted on 11 more tallies, which put her second on the team with 33 points. Milks routinely helped out on the defensive end as well, stopping opposing attacks and clearing the ball out of the zone.
While her on-field performance was outstanding, her off-field performance may be even more impressive. She has a 3.97 cumulative grade point average with a major in exercise physiology and a minor in Spanish. Milks has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Scholar Athlete of the Year for the past two years and earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District team last year.
Milks finished her career with 105 points, three ODAC Player of the Year Awards, two ODAC Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards, one Virginia State Player of the Year Award (with this year's voting having not taken place yet), one South Region Player of the Year Award, and three All-American Honors.
The Hornets season ended in the NCAA quarterfinals for the second-consecutive year, after winning their seventh-straight ODAC title.