Corsairs Reap More LEC Field Hockey Honors

Corsairs Reap More LEC Field Hockey Honors

Dec. 8, 2009

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Two more members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team have earned post-season honors from the Little East Conference.

Senior goalkeeper Seana Golden (Somerset, MA/Bishop Stang HS) and senior midfielder Kylie Treat (Hampstead, NH/Pinkerton Academy) have been named third team All-Little East Conference. The third team was added this year and was released separately. Earlier, junior forward Stephanie Kinchla (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS), junior midfielder Becca Festinger (Greenfield, MA/Greenfield HS) and senior defender Laurie David (Yarmouthport, MA/Dennis-Yarmouth HS) were named first team All-Conference, sophomore defender Maille Lynch-Gilbert (Petersham, MA/Quabbin Regional HS) was named second team All-Conference, and freshman forward Eleanor Taylor (Fairhaven, MA/Bishop Stang HS) was named Rookie of the Year. Head Coach Nicole Castonguay was named LEC Coach of the Year for the second time in her four seasons at UMD and the third time in her career.

Golden played every minute of every game for the Corsairs this season, going 14-7-0 with five shutouts, a 1.51 goals-against average, and a save percentage of .811. Treat had eight assists this season while starting 19 of 22 games.

"I am so happy that Seana and Kylie were able to get recognition for their hard work," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "They are two of our senior captains, and they have made so many sacrifices throughout their four years here to help get this program to the next level. Kylie played a key midfield spot for us this season, and was a huge factor in setting up plays and giving us an extra push on the attack side. Her natural defensive skills also came in handy on the right side of the field, where she was able to shut down the other team's play early. She has been asked to play several key field positions here since her first season and has been very versatile. Seana came off of an All American junior year, and despite different statistics when you look at the numbers, every coach in this conference knows the talent that she has. Seana was a key factor in our success, especially our winning streak in the second half of the season. She really clicked with her defenders toward the end of the season and was able to earn shutouts in two playoff games. She is the first goalkeeper to take us to the NCAA tournament, and to take an LEC title, and I could not be more proud of her and her success here."

UMass Dartmouth finished at 15-7 after tying for first place in the LEC, winning the post-season tournament and advancing to the NCAAs for the first time ever.