Seniors Kristy Tutorow (Shickshinny, Pa/Northwest) and Talena Truitt (McAlisterville/East Juniata) were recently named Mansfield University field hockey team captains for the upcoming 2012 season by head coach Diane Monkiewicz.

A three-year starter for the Mountaineers, Tutorow led the team in assists with nine and recorded four goals in 2011. Tutorow has been a serious threat to opposing defenses throughout her career, amassing 28 goals and 15 assists in 57 career games.

Truitt will head the Mountaineer defense that led the NCAA in defensive saves as a unit in 2011 with 16. Truitt recorded two defensive saves last season against Kutztown and dished out assists in games against East Stroudsburg and Seton Hill.

Mansfield opens the 2012 season when it travels to St. Michael's College (Vt.) on Sept. 1.