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RELEASE DATE: 11/04/09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mansfield’s Courtney Grunza and Brittany Kostishion repeat’s All-PSAC West selections in field hockey – Kristyn Grunza, Jaimie Purdy and Jessie Wolski named to Second Team honors

MANSFIELD – Mansfield University senior co-captains Courtney Grunza and Brittany Kostishion were named to First Team All-PSAC West honors while teammates Kristyn Grunza, Jaimi Purdy and Jessie Wolski earned Second Team recognition in voting conducted among the PSAC West head coaches and released today.



Grunza, earn her All-PSAC designation at defensive back while Kostishion was named at midfield. They were the only players on this year’s PSAC West team to have earned All-PSAC honors during each of the past three seasons.




Grunza, widely considered one of the best backs in Mountaineer history, had a goal and three assist this season despite playing on defense. Kostishion ranked third on the team in scoring recording 6 goals and seven assist from her midfield position.

Kristyn Grunza is the younger sister of Courtney and led the team in scoring, goals and assists as a freshman this year. A forward, Grunza scored nine goals with eight assist for 26 points ranking among the conference leaders in all three categories including third overall in the PSAC in assists.

Sophomore forwards Purdy and Wolski are repeat selections after earning Second Team All=-PSAC West as freshmen last season. Purdy finished second on the team in scoring with nine goals and six assists for 24 points while Wolski had five goals and seven assist for 17 points.



Mansfield finished the 2009 season with a 6-12 overall record and 0-6 in the PSAC West.





2009 All-PSAC West Field Hockey Team

First Team


Jamie Doughty                                    Shippensburg                      Sr.           Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg

Kristina Taylor*                                    Shippensburg                      So.          Long Pond, Pa./Pocono Mountain West

Emily Warren^                                      Mercyhurst                            Sr.           Amherst, N.Y./Amherst Central             


Kristen Fogle                                        Mercyhurst                            Sr.           Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson

Brittany Kostishion^^                       Mansfield                              Sr.           Perkasie, Pa./Pennridge

Kim Tully*                                             Shippensburg                      Sr.           Aston, Pa./Christian Academy

Mariah Wooters                                   Shippensburg                      Sr.           New Oxford, Pa./Bermudian Springs


Courtney Grunza^^                           Mansfield                              Sr.           Nicholson, Pa./Lackawanna Trail

Courtney Loper^                                  Mercyhurst                            Sr.           Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin

Ashley Taylor                                       Shippensburg                      Fr.           Enola, Pa./Cumberland Valley     


Amanda Houser^                               Shippensburg                      Sr.           Milroy, Pa./Indian Valley


Second Team



Jaimie Purdy                                       Mansfield                              So.          Erieville, N.Y../Cazenovia

Jessie Wolski                                      Mansfield                              So.          Barker, N.Y./Barker Central

Sara Wowkowych                                Mercyhurst                            Jr.            Rochester, N.Y./Irondequoit



Kristyn Grunza                                    Mansfield                              Fr.           Nicholson, Pa./Lackawanna Trail

Gabrielle Malishchak                          Slippery Rock                       Fr.           Wanamie, Pa./Greater Nantickoke

Erin Shirk                                              IUP                                         Fr.           Paradise, Pa./Pequea Valley

Serena Slattery                                    Mercyhurst                            So.          South Wales, N.Y./Holland



Lois Kaschenbach                              Shippensburg                      Sr.           Sweet Valley, Pa./Lake-Lehman

Erin Moran                                            Slippery Rock                       So.          Plymouth, Pa./Wyoming Valley West

Caroline van Tulder                            IUP                                         Fr.           Amstelveen, the Netherlands



Lisa Belcastro                                      Slippery Rock                       Jr.            Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West




PSAC West Athlete of the Year

Kristina Taylor                                      Shippensburg                      So.          Long Pond, Pa./Pocono Mountain West


PSAC West Freshman of the Year

Ashley Taylor                                       Shippensburg                      Fr.           Enola, Pa./Cumberland Valley


PSAC West Coach of the Year

Bertie Landes       Shippensburg


* Indicates previous All-PSAC first team selection ^ Indicates previous All-PSAC second team selection





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