Field Hockey: Wyoming Seminary’s Reznick Earns All-American Honor
Kelsey Reznick spends a lot of time perfecting her craft as a field hockey player.
Last week, for example, she spent Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday working out with an athletic trainer.
Reznick was back at it Thursday and Friday, practicing with her club team — X-Calibur — for a tournament Sunday in Pottstown.
It’s a nonstop grind, but one that has paid major dividends.
Reznick was named a second-team high school All-American on Monday after a stellar junior season, in which she scored 16 goals and 16 assists playing midfield/forward for Wyoming Seminary.
“I was really excited,” said Reznick, who learned of her latest honor while in class via a text message from her mother. “To get second-team All-American is a huge accomplishment and I’ve been working really, really hard for the past couple years in my hockey career. To see it finally paying off is a great feeling.”
The National Field Hockey Coaches Association selected 48 All-Americans (16 first team, 16 second team, 16 third team) with Reznick being one of 11 Pennsylvanians.
A resident of Drums, Reznick first played field hockey in fourth grade after receiving a flier for a clinic led by Hazleton Area head coach Mary Kelly.
“As soon as I picked up a stick, I don’t know, I just loved learning how to move with the stick and passing the ball,” Reznick said. “It was a really big change from swimming to an outdoor, running sport. It was something that I picked up very easily and I loved it from there.”
Having learned from the Wyoming Seminary coaching staff (head coach Karen Klassner and assistants Kim Barbacci and Margaret Kerrick), as well as Brian Hope of X-Calibur, Reznick has been one of the Wyoming Valley Conference’s most impactful players of the last three years.
“She’s a perfectionist,” said Klassner, who also highlighted versatility, leadership and intensity as some of Reznick’s greatest talents on the field.
A skilled player on both sides of the ball touted for her hockey IQ, Reznick, who is verbally committed to play at Duke, was an honorable mention all-state player as a freshman.
She’s now made back-to-back first-team all-state appearances, as she was a guiding force this season in Sem’s WVC Division 1 and District 2 Class A championships, as well as the Blue Knights’ run to a PIAA silver medal in states.
But before setting her sights on a state championship, Reznick is readying for the STX Select tournament Dec. 26-29 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster County, where she will be auditioning for a spot on the under-17 U.S. national team.
The daughter of Debi and Jason Reznick, Kelsey Reznick trained herself well enough to be in such a position, but admitted being nervous about the upcoming event.
Reznick is the first underclassman from the WVC to make All-America since Coughlin’s Brigid Wood made it as a junior in 2014.
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