BY JEFF FALK
Cedar Crest certainly hasn’t made a name for itself with its prowess in field hockey recently. But that hasn’t deterred the Falcons from sending products on to the next level.
This week, two Falcon seniors committed their talents to collegiate field hockey programs. Kelsey Kauffman selected Division One Bucknell and Rachel Youngs decided on Lebanon Valley, recognized as one of the top programs in Division Three.
Kauffman, who paced Cedar Crest in scoring with 17 points on five goals and 12 assists, is a midfielder/forward who will take her talents to Lewisburg this fall. Kauffman is a reigning member of the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section One and All-Lebanon County all-star squads.
Before deciding on Bucknell, Kauffman, who plans on majoring in biology, also considered Delaware, Lehigh and William & Mary. Last season, Bucknell, a member of the Patriot League compiled a 9-10 overall mark.
Kauffman also competes in track and field for the Falcons during the spring.
Youngs will bolster a Lebanon Valley College outfit that posted an uncharacteristic 12-9 mark while competing in the Middle Atlantic Conference in 2012. A candidate for LVC degrees in accounting and business administration, the ambitious Youngs is also considering competing on the Flying Dutchmen lacrosse team.