Nov. 25, 2008
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-For the first time since the 2006 season, a member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team has earned All-American honors.
Junior goalkeeper Seana Golden (Somerset, MA/Bishop Stang HS) has been named a third team Longstreth National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American. Sixteen players were honored on the third team, and 49 players received honors overall.
Golden ranked posted a 1.20 goals-against average and an .855 save percentage in 22 starts last season, and led the Little East Conference with seven shutouts. She earned first team All-Conference and first team All-New England West Region honors, and is the first Corsair to earn All-America honors since senior midfielder Robin Dziedzic (Palmer, MA/Palmer HS) was named third team All-America by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association two years ago.
"I'm thrilled for Seana, this is such an honor," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "The players who have been honored are from the top 20 teams, and Seana is right in there with all of them. (Assistant Coach) Temple (Mitchell) will be ecstatic, being her goalie coach. She's been working with Seana, and hard work pays off. Seana works hard in the off-season, and I expect great things from her next season."
UMass Dartmouth finished with a 16-6 record and advanced to the semi-finals of the Little East Conference post-season tournament.