Troutman earns All-State honors

Eastern Mennonite University field hockey player Brandy Troutman (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield) wrapped up her breakout sophomore season with one more award, earning a spot on the All-State Second Team.

She was selected to the elite team by a vote of the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

In her second season with the Royals, Troutman emerged as a dominating presence on the field and one of the best two-way players in the state. She tied for the national lead with 17 defensive saves (along with fellow All-State Second Team honoree Jackie Smith of Mary Washington), easily breaking the EMU program record of 10 held by Radella Todd (1988) and Mandy Stowers (2013). With 24 already in her career, Troutman may well own the EMU career record as well. She had seven games with two of more defensive saves, including three against each St. Mary’s (Md.) and nationally ranked Lynchburg.

Offensively, Troutman was a force with her powerful outside shots, especially on corners. She picked up four goals and three assists on the season, both career highs.

VaSID names 37 all-state teams in 22 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in the state of Virginia.

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