2011 NAC Field Hockey All-Conference Announced

Castleton sophomore forward Rachel Preusser has been selected the 2011 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Field Hockey Player of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches. Preusser posted a league-leading 35 points on 14 goals and seven assists in conference play, leading the league's highest-scoring offense.

St. Joseph's (Me.) senior goalie Meaghan Johnson was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year. Johnson started all nine conference games in between the pipes for the Monks, posting a 1.11 goals against average, while going 8-1.

Castleton first-year midfielder Kristy Pinkham was honored as the league's top rookie, appearing in all nine games and scoring four goals while providing a pair of assists.

Castleton Head Coach Tammy Landon was voted Coach of the Year by her peers after piloting the Spartans to a perfect 9-0 mark in conference play. It is the fourth time Landon has been honored in her eight years at the helm of the Spartans.

For the third-straight season Rivier College has been honored with the league's Sportsmanship Award.

2011 Field Hockey All-Conference Teams

First Team   

Mariah Arno

So.

F

Husson

Kealy Chipman

Jr.

F

Castleton

Tara Cowin

So.

F

St. Joseph's (Me.)

Rachel Preusser

So.

F

Castleton

Sarah Bartell

Sr.

M

St. Joseph's (Me.)

Mercedes Maltbie

Jr.

M

Castleton

Katherine Rich

Sr.

M

New England Col.

Stephanie Bardell

So.

D

Castleton

Brittany Locke

Jr.

D

St. Joseph's (Me.)

Amanda Naimie

Sr.

D

New England Col.

Meaghan Johnson

Sr.

GK

St. Joseph's (Me.)

 
 
 
 

Second Team   

Lilly Barry

Jr.

F

Me.-Farmington

Emily Kuchta

Sr.

F

New England Col.

Katelyn Tighe

Sr.

F

Simmons

Sabrina Vaillancourt

So.

F

Husson

Annie Agnew

Jr.

M

Me.-Farmington

Kara Poirier

Jr.

M

Husson

Ally Kennedy

Jr.

M

Thomas

Shannon Burns

So.

D

Castleton

Kaleigh Chase

Sr.

D

Me.-Farmington

Emma Daniel

Jr.

D

Me.-Farmington

Curran Brierley

Fr.

GK

Me.-Farmington

 

Player of the Year   

Rachel Preusser

So.

F

Castleton

 
 
 
 

Defensive Player of the Year   

Meaghan Johnson

Sr.

GK

St. Joseph's (Me.)

 
 
 
 

Rookie of the Year   

Kristy Pinkham

Fr.

M

Castleton

 
 
 
 

Coach of the Year   

Tammy Landon

 
 

Castleton

 
 
 
 

Team Sportsmanship Award   

Rivier College