Player of the Year

Wednesday December 7 2011


Junior midfielder Shelly Milks has added All-State Field Hockey Division Player of the Year to her resume.

Milks was earlier named a 2011 First-Team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) and also the All-South Region Player of the Year.

Lynchburg College swept the top awards Dec. 6 with the release of the 2011 College Division Field Hockey All-State Team, as voted on by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). While Milks earned the Player of the Year Award, Katie Kline was the Rookie of the Year and Enza Steele was the Coach of the Year.

Learn more about the VaSID awards.

This is her second year Milks took home the game's highest honors. She was a second-team All-American selection last fall.

Earlier this year, Milks was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Player of the Year for the second year in a row and was also the ODAC Scholar Athlete of the Year. She tallied 10 goals and added eight assists, while helping the LC defense allow just nine goals all season. In the classroom, Milks boasts a 3.95 grade-point average while majoring in exercise physiology and minoring in Spanish.

For her career, Milks has 24 goals and 23 assists for 71 points. The Hornets are 54-11 overall and unbeaten by a conference opponent in her three seasons at LC.

Lynchburg finished 2011 with a 19-2 record while winning its sixth straight ODAC championship.