Thursday, November 17, 2011

Five University of Albany Great Danes Garner 2011 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Region Field Hockey Honors - UAlbany Sports 2011

Albany, N.Y. - Sophomore midfielder Corrine McConville earned her first Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I First Team All-Northeast Region award, while four other University at Albany players were named to the second team. The all-region first and second teams were announced by NFHCA Executive Director Jennifer Goodrich on Thursday, Nov. 17. Katharina Helling, Christina Patrick, Taylor Luke and Kristi Troch were all second-team honorees.

McConville makes her second appearance on the All-Northeast team after a second team nod last season. Aiding the 2011 team with her second-best point total of 28 (12 G, 3 A), McConville is now eligible for NFHCA All-America consideration which is set to be announced Monday, Nov. 21.

Helling, playing at defensive midfield in her first season of collegiate competition, was named to the second team after posting a 15 point season (5 G, 5 A) to rank fourth on the team. She also was a key asset on the UAlbany defense that allowed a league-leading 1.30 goals per game.

Patrick, Luke and Troch each make their second straight second team honors. Patrick led the Great Dane offense with 13 goals and six assists, which was tabbed fourth-best in America East Conference standings. Troch earned goalkeeper of the year accolades after topping the league in shutouts (5) and a 1.33 goals against average to anchor the UAlbany defense. Luke, starting in all 20 games this season at defense, tallied three defensive saves to help the Great Danes shutdown opponents and secure key victories.

UAlbany (13-7) finished the season ranked 14th on the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I Coaches' Poll after making top-20 appearances for all 11 weeks of the 2011 season.


Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Northeast Region
First Team
Kaela Barker Northeastern University
Maike de Jager Boston College
Whitney Frates University of New Hampshire
Stephanie Gardiner University of Maine
Kelly Hood Dartmouth College
Kyle Lyons University of New Hampshire
Corrine McConville University at Albany
Jacinda McLeod Boston University
Kate Murphy Boston University
Kelly Newton University of Maine
Crystal Poland Northeastern University
Hayley Rausch University of New Hampshire
Nicole Schuster Boston College
Courtney Tavener Boston College
Nicole van Oosterom Boston University
Aleisha Widdall University of Massachusetts

Second Team
Pam Aldridge Northeastern University
Megan Bozek University of New Hampshire
Carly Dickson Harvard University
Macey Gaumond Boston University
Katharina Helling University at Albany
Taylor Luke University at Albany
Carolyn Malloy Northeastern University
Lisa Masini Dartmouth College
Jocelyn Mitchell University of Maine
Giovanna Monaco Boston University
Christina Patrick University at Albany
Lizzie Priest Northeastern University
Carla Tamer Boston College
Kristi Troch University at Albany
Anna Wetherall Boston College
Kim Young University of Massachusetts

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