Field Hockey All-NESCAC Selections Announced

Field Hockey All-NESCAC Selections Announced

Trinity's Finn Named Player of the Year

HADLEY, Mass. – Junior forward Kelcie Finn (Weymouth, Mass.) of Trinity has been named the NESCAC Player of the Year as voted on by the league’s coaches. She leads the league in scoring with 58 points on 24 goals, including nine game-winners. Finn has recorded a goal in 13 of 16 games this season, and has registered nine multi-goal games. She is the first Trinity player to be selected as Player of the Year. Finn helped the Bantams earn their highest seed (No. 2) since 2009 in the NESCAC Championship. Trinity was one of three NESCAC teams selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament.

  • Bowdoin and Williams each had four players earn all-conference honors and five of the All-NESCAC First Team players were repeat honorees. NESCAC Champion Tufts placed three players on the first team. Overall, 16 players earned All-NESCAC honors for the first time in their careers.
  • Finn, the 2014 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, adds NESCAC Player of the Year to her resume. Finn also earns All-NESCAC honors for the third time in her career and lands on the first team for the second straight season. 
  • Tufts senior Annie Artz returned to the field after missing last season with an injury to lead the Jumbos in scoring with 30 points and 14 goals. Artz scored twice in Tufts’ 3-1 victory over Middlebury in the NESCAC Championship game.  
  • Senior Sara Culhane is the second-leading scorer in the NESCAC this season to earn All-NESCAC recognition for the first time. She led Amherst in points (52), goals (22) and assists (8).
  • Bowdoin senior Kimmy Ganong repeats as an All-NESCAC First Team selection. She provided the Polar Bears with an offensive threat, as she ranks fifth among all NESCAC players with 35 points and 15 goals. 
  • Hamilton senior Eva Rosencrans was a key cog in the Continentals’ outstanding season. The two-time All-NESCAC First Team honoree is the only player on this year’s all-conference teams to have been recognized all four years. She registered 35 points on 14 goals and seven assists this season and finished her career with a school-record 51 tallies and is second among the all-time scoring leaders with 117 points.
  • Junior Mary Travers has had a solid season for the NCAA Tournament-bound Jumbos. She leads Tufts in assists, handing out seven, while scoring eight goals. She ranks second on the team in points with 23.
  • Bowdoin junior Julia Fiore earns her first All-NESCAC honor of her career. The midfielder started all 14 games she competed in and ranked second on the team in assists (5).
  • Senior Lauren Berestecky was recognized for the third straight season and is on the All-NESCAC First Team for the second time. She is one of five Panthers to start all 18 games this season and is an anchor in the midfield for Middlebury, which is headed to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Amherst junior Caroline Fiore garners First Team honors after being named to the All-NESCAC Second Team last season. Although a defender, she has proven to be an offensive threat, recording nine points and starting all 16 games.
  • Junior Ellexa Thomas has been a leader for the Tufts’ defensive unit that has allowed just 13 goals this season and leads the league with a 0.71 goals against average. She has started all 18 games and chipped in one assist.
  • Hamilton sophomore goalkeeper Julia Booth had a breakout season to earn NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year and All-NESCAC First Team honors. She is the first Hamilton player to earn the accolade. Booth leads the league in save percentage (.794), ranks third in saves per game (6.59) and is sixth in goals against average (1.69).
  • Hamilton first-year Michaela Giuttari was named NESCAC Rookie of the Year. The forward is the first Continental to win the award. Giuttari leads all NESCAC rookies in scoring (36 points) and her 14 goals matched the fourth-highest single-season total at Hamilton.
  • Gillian McDonald of Hamilton earned NESCAC Coach of the Year honors for the first time in her 11 years at the helm of the Continentals. She guided Hamilton to one of the program’s most successful seasons. The Continentals earned their highest seed in their NESCAC postseason history and earned the program’s first NESCAC playoff victory to advance to the semifinals.

Field Hockey All-Conference Teams

First Team All-NESCAC
Position Name Institution Class Hometown
F Annie Artz Tufts Sr. Gates Mills, Ohio
F Sara Culhane Amherst Sr. Princeton, N.J.
F Kelcie Finn Trinity Jr. Weymouth, Mass.
F Kimmy Ganong Bowdoin Sr. Brunswick, Maine
F Eva Rosencrans Hamilton Sr. Greenwich, Conn.
F Mary Travers Tufts Jr. Princeton, N.J.
M Lauren Berestecky Middlebury
Sr. Madison, Conn.
M Juliana Fiore Bowdoin Jr. Westwood, Mass.
D Caroline Fiore Amherst Jr. Essex Fells, N.J.
D Ellexa Thomas Tufts Jr. Far Hills, N.J.
GK Julia Booth Hamilton So. Greenwich, Conn.
         
Second Team All-NESCAC
Position Name Institution Class Hometown
F/M Rachel Brissette Williams Sr. Larchmont, N.Y.
F Chandler Solimine Trinity So. Pelham, N.Y.
M Emma Anderson Hamilton Sr. Greene, N.Y.
M Mettler Growney Bowdoin Sr. New Canaan, Conn.
M Hannah Hearn Colby Sr. Auburn, Maine
M Grace Jennings Middlebury So. Ghent, N.Y.
M Annie Leonard Middlebury Jr. Darien, Conn.
M Kit Rosen
Williams Sr. Longmeadow, Mass.
D Elizabeth Bennewitz Bowdoin So. Westport, Conn.
D Katie Gallop Williams Sr. Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
D Allison Slowe Trinity Sr. Medfield, Mass.
GK Margaret Draper Williams Sr. Belmont, Mass.

Kelcie Finn
Player of the Year
Kelcie Finn, Trinity

Julia Booth
Defensive Player of the Year
Julia Booth, Hamilton
Michaela Giuttari
Rookie of the Year
Michaela Giuttari, Hamilton

 Gillian McDonald
Coach of the Year
Gillian McDonald, Hamilton

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