The 2021 fall season came to a close for Wilson College athletics, with the field hockey, women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball teams all qualifying for the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Championships.
WOMEN’S SOCCER had its best season in the history of the program. The team posted a 10-7 record, finished tied for first place in the CSAC standings, and hosted a conference tournament game for the first time. Five Phoenix were named All-CSAC. Simone Karustis ’23 and Mia Harris ’23 earned 1st Team honors. Jade Wolfe ’25 and Julia Mohler ’24 earned 2nd Team honors, while Chloe Antalek ’25 was Honorable Mention. Head Coach Terry Harris was named Coach of the Year, and Wolfe was named Rookie of the Year.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL had a solid season claiming the number 3 seed in the CSAC Championships. The Phoenix advanced to the semi-finals before bowing out of the tournament. Tia Jones ’22 and Anika Eigen-Zucchi ’23 earned 2nd Team All-CSAC honors.
The MEN’S SOCCER team was in contention for a playoff spot until the season’s final weekend but came up just short in the regular-season finale. Ryder Wallace ’23 and Jackson Cordell ’25 both were named Honorable Mention All-CSAC.
MEN’S GOLF competed in three tournaments this fall. Kojie Santos ’23 paced the men’s team this fall and earned United East Player of the Week honors after finishing in 22nd place at the Shenandoah Invitational.
FIELD HOCKEY had its best season in program history. The Phoenix posted a perfect 16-0 record for the regular season, claimed their second CSAC championship, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second time.
Throughout the entire season and conference championship games, the Phoenix didn’t trail on the scoreboard even once! They finished the season ranked number one nationally in several statistical categories, including goals per game (5.53), assists per game (3.93), points per game (15), scoring average (5.53), scoring margin (5.0), and tied with four other teams with a perfect winning percentage. Michaela Singer ’22 finished the regular season as the national leader in goals per game (1.67) and points per game (3.8). Defensively as a team, the Phoenix finished third in the nation in goals-against average (.53). The Phoenix shut out their opponents in 12 of the 19 matches they played, including both games of the CSAC Championships.
A trip to the 17th ranked team in the nation, SUNY New Paltz, awaited the Phoenix in the first round of the NCAA DIII Championships. The Phoenix played an outstanding game and trailed for the first time all season when the Hawks took a 1-0 lead into halftime. And although the historic season would come to an end in the NCAA Tournament following a 3-0 loss to SUNY New Paltz, the Phoenix proved they belonged on the national stage and represented Wilson with class.
Five field hockey players earned All-CSAC accolades. Bree Sheaffer ’22, Jenna Carty ’22, Michaela Singer ’22, and Alexis Pflumm ’23 were named to the 1st Team, while Krista Nayadley ’22 was named to the 2nd Team. Singer was also named the CSAC Player of the Year and named to the NFHCA Division III All-Region Team.