November 6, 2013

NAC Field Hockey All-Conference Announced

Castleton senior forward Rachel Preusser has been selected as the 2013 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Field Hockey Player of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches. Preuesser led the conference with 43 points and 17 assists, while ranking second with 13 goals in nine conference games for the league's most prolific offense.

Preusser's classmate, Stephanie Bardell, was voted the conference's top defensive player, helping the Spartans to a perfect 9-0 mark in league play. Bardell led a Castleton defense that was tops in the conference with a 0.55 goals against average, allowing just five markers in nine games.

Simmons first year midfielder Jenna Gagnon has been named Rookie of the year after earning a pair of Rookie of the Week honors this season and ranking among the league's top rookies in scoring.

Amanda Maxwell was honored as Coach of the Year after leading Simmons to a seven-win improvement from a season ago as the Sharks tied for the third-best conference winning percentage in 2013.

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

NAC All-Conference honors are determined by a vote of the league's coaches. Additional players are honored due to ties in voting.

2013 Field Hockey All-Conference Teams

First Team   

Effie Drew

Jr.

F

St. Joseph's (Me.)

Rachel Preusser

Sr.

F

Castleton

Sabrina Vaillancourt

Sr.

F

Husson

Blake Wardwell

Sr.

F

Castleton

Seneca Martensson

Sr.

M

Simmons

Liz Noddin

Sr.

M

Husson

Kristy Pinkham

Jr.

M

Castleton

Stephanie Bardell

Sr.

D

Castleton

Shannon Burns

Sr.

D

Castleton

Annika Durrell

Jr.

D

Husson

Emma Astbury

Fr.

GK

St. Joseph's (Me.)

 
 
 
 

Second Team   

Rachelle Messuri

Sr.

F

St. Joseph's (Me.)

Brittany Premo

Jr.

F

Thomas

Nikita Soares

Jr.

F

Lasell

Kashley Weymouth

Sr.

F

UMaine-Farmington

Carley Denis

Sr.

M

St. Joseph's (Me.)

Chelsea Morley

Jr.

M

UMaine-Farmington

Jenna Gagnon

Fr.

M

Simmons

Renee DesPres

Sr.

D

UMaine-Farmington

Lauren Hachey

Sr.

D

Thomas

Avery Hines

Jr.

D

Simmons

Kate Storey

Sr.

D

UMaine-Farmington

Brianna Rastello

Fr.

GK

Simmons

 

Player of the Year   

Rachel Preusser

Sr.

F

Castleton

 
 
 
 

Defensive Player of the Year   

Stephanie Bardell

Sr.

D

Castleton

 
 
 
 

Rookie of the Year   

Jenna Gagnon

Fr.

F

Simmons

 
 
 
 

Coach of the Year   

Amanda Maxwell

 
 

Simmons

 
 
 
 

Team Sportsmanship Award   

Rivier College