Four Field Hockey Stars Tabbed All-Americans
For the second-straight year, four America East field hockey standouts have been named All-Americans by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) after their exceptional play throughout the season.
University at New Hampshire's Megan Bozek was a first-team selection, while University at Albany's Paula Heuser made the second team and teammate Corrine McConville and Annabelle Hamilton from the University of Maine earned third-team honors. The conference is well represented for the third-straight year, after having five NFHCA All-Americans in 2011 and four in 2012.
Bozek, the America East Defender of the Year for the second-straight year, is a repeat All-America choice. She anchored a UNH back line that had a 1.85 GAA this year and shut out six opponents. Bozek earned Most Outstanding Player honors at the America East Championship after leading UNH to its second league title in three years.
Heuser, a freshman midfielder, became America East’s first player to claim both Rookie of the Year and another major award in the same season. Also the conference’s Midfielder of the Year, Heuser led America East in points (45), points per game (2.14), assists (11) and goals (17).
McConville, a senior back, earned first-team All-America East honors after registering 24 points on nine goals and six assists.
Hamilton, a junior forward, also received first-team all-conference recognition after ranking fourth in the league in points (35) and sixth in goals (13).
The four All-Americans are in addition to the eight All-Region choices that were announced two weeks ago. In all, 153 America East student-athletes across all sports have been named All-Americans since the start of the 2007-08 academic year.
2013 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-America Teams
Megan Bozek, New Hampshire
Paula Heuser, Albany
Corrine McConville, Albany
Annabelle Hamilton, Maine