By TOM WILLIAMS
The NCAA Division One Field Hockey Regional Tournaments begin on Saturday and two Ocean City High School graduates are part of 16 of the teams in action.
Junior Lauren McNally, a redshirt sophomore, plays defense for Penn State (16-4) and has played in 11 games, starting one. The Nittany Lions, ranked No. 6 in the country, will play No. 8 ranked Delaware on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the University of Connecticut. The winner will play the UConn-Boston University winner on Sunday for a spot in the Final Four. UConn is undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country.
Freshman Nicholl Fenton plays defense for St. Joseph and has started all 21 games for the Hawks. She was named to the Atlantic-10 All-Rookie Team. St. Joe (18-3) is ranked No. 15 and will play No. 3 North Carolina on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the University of Virginia. The winner will play the Virginia-Princeton winner for the regional championship.
Both McNally and Fenton were all-state during their careers at OCHS and played on two state championship teams.