Amber Youtz

Field Hockey

Amber Youtz Named First Team All-American in Field Hockey

CHANDLER, Ariz. - To cap an outstanding career for the nationally ranked Temple field hockey team, senior Amber Youtz has been named a Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-American. Youtz, who received All-America Second Team honors a year ago, is now the program's first to earn first-team recognition in 22 years.

Toni Byard-Jenkins, a Temple Athletics Hall-of-Famer, was the last field hockey player to earn First Team All-America honors, back in 1992. 

In addition to her two All-America honors, Youtz is a three-time All-Region selection, earning first team honors as both a junior and senior. She was named the 2014 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, and the 2012 Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year.

Youtz finished second in the nation in both goals and points per game this season, scoring 27 goals and totaling 62 points. Her 69 career goals rank third all-time at Temple, while her 165 career points rank fourth and her 27 assists rank eighth. In 2014, Youtz was the active NCAA Division I career leader in both goals and points.

As a senior, Youtz's other honors included being named to the BIG EAST First Team, the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team, and the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team. She also earned BIG EAST First Team honors as a junior, A-10 First Team honors as a sophomore, and A-10 All-Rookie Team honors as a freshman.

Youtz finished her career with eight hat tricks, including four during her senior season. She was a three-time BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week in 2014, and scored in 15 of Temple's 21 games. She led the Owls to a 14-7 record, and was a major part of Temple's top 20 national ranking all season long. 

The Owls were ranked 14th in the final poll of 2014, and advanced to the BIG EAST Championship game before falling to UConn. The Huskies went on to win a second straight NCAA Tournament title.

2014 Division I All-Americans l Youtz Highlight Video l Youtz Interview
 
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