DeLeo, Rottinghaus named NFHCA October Scholastic Players of the Month

Nov 15, 2022 | 2022-2023, Club, High School, News

GENEVA, N.Y. —  Darian DeLeo, a senior forward from Clearview High School in New Jersey, and Georgia Rottinghaus, a sophomore midfielder from Pine-Richland High School in Pennsylvania, have earned the distinction of October’s NFHCA Scholastic Players of the Month.

Georgia Rottinghaus is a solid two-way player who helped lead Pine-Richland to the District Championship. Rottinghaus scored five goals in eight games, including one goal in the WPIAL championship game to secure the win. Rottinghaus also recorded three assists and two game winning goals during the month. Rottinghaus and Pine-Richalnd did not conceded a single goal on defensive corners during the month.

Darian DeLeo scored 30 goals during the month, which counts for half of her team’s total goals scored in October. DeLeo sits at 99 career goals and is only four goals away from breaking the overall career goal record at Clearview. DeLeo also recorded two defensive saves.

Honorable Mention

Kerin Birch, a junior midfielder from Walpole High School in Massachusetts, led her team to 17 wins in 18 games throughout the month to be named League MVP and League All Star. During the month, Birch assisted on 17 goals and buried 11 goals. Walpole currently ranks No. 1 in Massachusetts.

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is a nonprofit organization serving field hockey coaches and supporters of the game from across the United States. The mission of the organization is to stimulate the professional development of coaching leadership within the sport of field hockey. The NFHCA strives to cultivate and recognize the professional contributions of its membership and to foster and promote the growth of the sport. The NFHCA is responsible for providing a recognizable presence and voice in regard to legislation affecting the sport as well as interscholastic and intercollegiate programs.