MAX Field Hockey has been working hard to compile the most comprehensive list of High School postseason awards from across the country! We wanted to do this for two reasons. 1) To share the great accomplishments of all these players with the larger field hockey community. Many conference and state associations do not have websites or social media accounts to spread these awards. And, 2) We rely heavily on state and conference awards in determining our own postseason awards. We always take into account as much as we can the fact that some coaches may not be apart of state associations and some coaches simply do not submit nominations for certain awards, but in general, we believe that if a player is deserving of our All-Region award, they should also be one of the top players in their state (or their major conference if it is a private school), so we like to look to these lists. For any unique situations, we have created a process for people to submit nominations.
This is a busy week for us. We are tracking postseason awards as they are released. We already have our spreadsheets created for each region and are adding players and their info that we are considering. We are working through the over 200 nominations we received. We have also already begun reaching out to High School coaches for their top picks in the area from our list and more info on their own players we are considering. Later in the week, we will begin narrowing down our lists and making our selections. Our goal is to release our All-Region awards next week.
Another exciting bit of news we wanted to share– Just as we have in the past, we will be recognizing 25 players from each region as the “All-Region Team” AND.. new this year, we will also be recognizing an additional 25 players as Honorable Mention All-Region! We always have an incredibly difficult time narrowing down our list, so we are excited to be able to recognize 125 additional players from across the country this year!
The following link will bring you to our Player Award Central. If you notice we are missing any all-star lists, please share them with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.