Former Moorestown Friends athletes receive honors

Julia Applegate and Katy Schlechtweg, both members of the Moorestown Friends School Class of 2010, received honors from the Centennial Conference at the conclusion of their field hockey careers at Dickinson College.

Applegate, originally from Moorestown, was recently chosen as one of nine student-athletes in the conference to be named to the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team. She played midfield and fullback on the Red Devils team.

Schlechtweg, whose hometown is Mount Laurel, was named to the 2013 Longstretch/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III All-South Region Team. She was also named to the Second Team All-Centennial Conference as goalkeeper, leading the Red Devils to one of the best seasons in the history of the program.

She was also recognized as the conference’s inaugural Scholar-Athlete of the Year for field hockey. This award is presented to a junior or senior athlete who earns All-Conference honors and is a member of the Centennial Conference Honor Roll. Schlechtweg had one of the highest GPA’s on the team and is a three-time member of the Academic Honor Roll. In addition, she earned recognition on the NFCHA Division III National Academic Squad.

Schlechtweg ranked third in the conference in goals against average at 1.81, and fourth in save percentage at .750. She started 63 games over the course of her career, ranking fifth all-time at Dickinson, with 488 career saves. This year, Dickinson’s team posted the most wins since 2004, and was just one win shy of tying the school record set in 1992.

With both Applegate and Schlechtweg on the team, Dickinson improved from 5–12 in 2011 and advanced this year to the conference playoffs.