Six Corsairs Represented on ALL-LEC

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth field hockey team had six players represented on the All-Little East Conference Teams.

Seniors Eleanor Taylor (Fairhaven, Mass.), Devon Herlihy (Exeter, N.H.) and Victoria Dolce (Jamestown, R.I) earned spots on the All-Little East First Team. Classmates Tiffany Richards (Fitchburg, Mass.) and Lauren O'Brien (Rochester, Mass.) were selected to the Second Team, while junior Chelsea Campbell (Barre, Mass.) made the Third Team, respectively.

Taylor has become quite a decorated player throughout her career. The senior forward was a member of the All-Little East First Team in 2011 and 2010, was named the Little East Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 and was the Little East Rookie of the Year back in 2009. This past season in the conference Taylor ranked third in points (42), among the leaders in goals scored (17), in the top ten in assists (8) and led the conference in game-winning goals (7).  On senior night, Taylor blasted home the game-winning goal in over-time and assisted on a mark.

Herlihy makes her third appearance on an All-Little East Team as she made the Second Team in 2012 and 2011. The senior midfielder started in all 21 games and was second on the team in points (19), third in goals (8) and registered three assists. Herlihy set up Taylor for the game deciding goal in a 3-2 thriller over Wellesley on senior night.    

Dolce also makes her third All-Little East selection as she was a member of the Third Team as a junior and the Second Team as a sophomore. In 21 contests, the senior defensive back ranked among the conference leaders in assists (8) and ranked second aongst her teammates in points (24) and goals (8). Dolce notched the game winning goal against Southern Maine in the opening round of the Little East Tournament.

O'Brien had a fantastic year in net as she makes her second consecutive appearance on the All-Little East Second Team. The senior goalkeeper finished the year with a 14-7 record, ranked second in the conference in saves (132), among the leaders in shutouts (4), third in goals against (28) and recorded the second best save percentage in the Little East (.825). O'Brien stopped a season-high 21 shots in a loss against Tufts University.

Richard makes her All-Little East debut. The senior defensive back played a pivotal role in the UMass Dartmouth defense that ranked fourth in the conference in goals allowed (29) and on the offensive end she contributed two assists on the season.  Against Plymouth State, Richards recorded her only goal of the season in a 4-3 win.

Campbell is the youngest Corsair in this year's All-Little East selection. The junior midfielder started in all 21 games and contributed five assists. Against Endicott College and Western Connecticut State University, Campbell dished out two assists in both games.

 

2013 All-Little East Field Hockey Team 

First Team

Name

Position

Class

Institution

Peyton Dostie

Forward

Junior

University of Southern Maine

Nikki Garvey

Forward

Junior

Plymouth State University

Lyndsie Rabenius

Forward

Sophomore

Keene State College

Eleanor Taylor

Forward

Senior

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Aimee Donaruma

Midfield

Senior

Keene State College

Leddy Gallagher

Midfield

Senior

Keene State College

Devon Herlihy

Midfield

Senior

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Tori Dolce

Back

Senior

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Katlyn Simula

Back

Senior

Keene State College

Aisha Rai Thompson

Back

Senior

Plymouth State University

Kacie Sturgeon

Goalkeeper

Senior

Bridgewater State University

Second Team

Hannah Keiser

Forward

Sophomore

Eastern Connecticut State University

Marisa Lemoine

Forward

Junior

Keene State College

Sami Smith

Forward

Freshman

Keene State College

Carissa Vizakis

Forward

Senior

Bridgewater State University

Lauren Carroll

Midfield

Senior

Plymouth State University

Jaclyn Holahan

Midfield

Junior

Bridgewater State University

Jackie Morin

Midfield

Senior

Plymouth State University

Olivia Galvin

Back

Senior

Bridgewater State University

Melissa Habelow

Back

Junior

Keene State College

Tiffany Richard

Back

Senior

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Lauren O'Brien

Goalkeeper

Senior

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Third Team

Natalie Harkins

Forward

Senior

University of Southern Maine

Lauren Pazdziorny

Forward

Junior

Salem State University

Demi Miskiv

Forward

Senior

Bridgewater State University

Kaitlyn Wilder

Forward

Freshman

Plymouth State University

Chelsey Campbell

Midfield

Junior

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Laura Chicorka

Midfield

Sophomore

Eastern Connecticut State University

Kelli McPherson

Midfield

Junior

Worcester State University

Marina Davidson

Back

Sophomore

University of Southern Maine

Stephanie Morrison

Back

Senior

Salem State University

Alexandra Steward

Back

Freshman

Eastern Connecticut State University

Samantha Scavo

Goalkeeper

Freshman

Eastern Connecticut State University

Offensive Player of the Year

Peyton Dostie, University of Southern Maine

Defensive Player of the Year

Katlyn Simula, Keene State College

Rookie of the Year

Sami Smith, Keene State College

Coach of the Year

Amy Watson, Keene State College