GILBERT, Ariz. - Kriekie van Wyk earned Third Team All-American distinction Tuesday afternoon announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. This is van Wyk's second All-America honors this season after being named to the Synapse Sports Second Team on Monday.
This is also van Wyk's second consecutive year earning All-America honors after she was named to the NFHCA Second-Team and Synapse Sports Second-Team during 2016-17.
The junior has collected numerous awards for her 2017-18 performance being named to the NFHCA All-West Region First Team, was the America East Offensive Player of the Year, earned America East West Division All-Conference team honors, and was a two-time America East Offensive Player of the Week honoree this season.
She led the America East with 45 points and 19 goals and finished eighth in the nation in goals per game (1.00) and 10th in the nation in points per game (2.37).
The captain from Pretoria, South Africa became the third player in Pacific program history to reach the 100-career point mark after scoring two goals against Maine in the America East Conference tournament this season. In just two years, van Wyk has racked up 102 career points, after her 57-point season last year.
This is Pacific field hockey's fourth All-America praise under head coach Andy Smith's five-year tenure.
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