Schuster, Cornelius named NFHCA September Scholastic Players of the Month

Oct 9, 2023 | 2023-2024, High School, News

MANAHAWKIN, NJ — Caeleigh Schuster, a sophomore goalkeeper from East Hampton High School in East Hampton, New York, and Paige Cornelius, a senior midfielder from New Albany High School in New Albany, Ohio, have been named the September Scholastic Players of the Month.

Schuster faced 76 shots and tallied 69 saves – including three penalty strokes – for a 91% save percentage. For the month, her exceptional play helped her East Hampton squad secure a 7-1 record, including three shutouts.

Cornelius netted a remarkable 32 goals and tallied 11 assists for New Albany, an incredible 54% of her team’s goals for September. In a significant milestone, she reached 100 career goals, and currently stands at an impressive 114 career scores.

Honorable Mentions

Molly DiGiulio, a junior forward from the NIchols School in Buffalo, New York, and Saylor Milone, a senior forward from Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, Pennsylvania, received honorable mention nods for the month.

DiGiulio recorded an impressive four hat-tricks for the month, netting 22 goals to go along with 13 assists in September.

Meanwhile, Milone posted 32 goals and added eight assists in September, leading her team to a 9-1 record.

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.