Seven Lady Lions earn post-season recognition

Seven Lady Lions top the post season awards list.
Seven Lady Lions top the post season awards list.

Hazleton, Pa. - Another great season for the Lady Lions and for the second straight year seven Lady Lions find their way to the post-season awards list with four members of the squad earning All-American status from the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. 

#1 Roxxy Dacosta (Bronx, Ny.) PSUAC Honorable Mention All-Conference

The freshman made an immediate impact on the Hazleton roster establishing herself as one of the top goalkeepers in the conference. Dacosta led the PSUAC by allowing just 13 goals during the season with a 1.27 goals against average per game. She finished the season with 76 saves and four shut-out victories to cap a stellar freshman campaign in net. 

#7 Lauren Degler (Oley Valley, Pa.) PSUAC Honorable Mention All-Conference

Playing in her fourth and final season, Degler continued to be one of Hazleton's most versatile players. Degler captained the squad in 2019 and notched five goals along with three assists out of a dominant Hazleton midfield. The senior tallied her second career hat trick in Hazleton's September 30 win over Lehigh Valley, scoring three times on four shooting attempts. 

#13 Breann Fetterman (Mountain Top, Pa.) 2nd Team USCAA All-American / 1st Team PSUAC All-Conference

Fetterman capped her four-year career with her third straight selection to the PSUAC All-Conference squad and third bid as a USCAA All-American. For the second straight season, Fetterman ended the year as the league's leader in assists but in 2019 Fetterman added a career high eight goals including a game-winning score in Hazleton's 2-0 win at Clarks Summit University. The senior provided Hazleton with a season high three assists in the Lions second half comeback in the PSUAC semi-finals, sending Hazleton back to the conference championship for the second straight season. 

#2 Katie Oldziejewski (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) Honorable Mention USCAA All-American / 1st Team PSUAC All-Conference

The senior from Wilkes-Barre tacked on three hat tricks in her final season giving her eight total such marks for her career. Oldziejewski ranked third in the PSUAC with 12 total goals and 29 points to her credit earning the senior yet another award as an All-American and 1st Team All-Conference in the PSUAC. Oldziejewski led a miraculous second half comeback in Hazleton's 4-2 semi-final win at Mont Alto, notching 3 goals in the final period including the game winner that sent Hazleton to the finals. The senior departs the Lady Lions as the all-time leading goal scorer with 50 career tallies. 

#20 Madison Polumbo (Freeland, Pa.) 1st Team PSUAC All-Conference

One of the best long range shooters in the conference, Polumbo caps her career with a second straight honor on the PSUAC's All-Conference squad. Polumbo ranked 11 in the conference with six goals scored and was just one off the conference pace with seven assists out of the Hazleton midfield. The senior notched a five point game on September 28 in Hazleton's win at Penn State Beaver, accounting for three of the Lions' scores in the game. 

#23 Meghann Principe (Lake Harmony, Pa.) 2nd Team USCAA All-American / 1st Team PSUAC All-Conference

Principe stood out during her senior season as one of the top defenders in the PSUAC and nationally in the USCAA. Principe captained the defensive unit as the center back, leading the team to seven shut out victories in 2019. The senior made countless goal saving plays and interceptions throughout the season resulting in her first selection to the USCAA's All-American team and PSUAC recognition. 

#26 Emma Wyllie (Benton, Pa.) 1st Team USCAA All-American / 1st Team PSUAC All-Conference

Last season's PSUAC newcomer of the year turned into an MVP candidate for the 2019 season. Wyllie led the Lady Lions with 21 goals, setting the single season program record at Hazleton. Her goal total ranked 2nd overall in the PSUAC and the sophomore ranked third nationally in both goals and total points. Wyllie turned in five multi-goal games this season and three hat tricks including a four goal effort to start off the season at Trinity Washington University on September 3. From September 28 on, the sophomore scored in every game to close out the season, notching goals in eight consecutive games.