Minutewomen look to defend two-time Atlantic 10 Champions status in 2014
UMass helps record-setting conference performance with 148 honorees
UMass helps record-setting conference performance with 148 honorees
UMass field hockey will be well represented at the 2014 Women's National, U-21 Championships
UMass graduate and former field hockey standout one of 11 chosen from Division I region
FH vs. VCU Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FH vs. RICHMOND Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FH SENIOR DAY Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FH VS. UNH Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FH VS. LOWELL Photos by Thom Kendall '93
Sikalis With The U.S. National Program: Competed for the USA-Freedom Team at the 2014 Women's National Championship (June 16-21) ... Earned a spot among the participants at the U.S. U-21 Women's National Championship, an event held to assist in choosing athletes to represent Team USA at the Junior World Cup ... Also competed in the U.S. Women's National Championship with the New England/North High Performance Team.
UMass Career Highlights: Four-year midfielder for Massachusetts with 87 starts among 89 games played ... Finished career with 45 points on seven goals and 31 assists, the fourth-most helpers by a Minutewoman in program history ... Named NFHCA Second Team All-America, NFHCA First Team All-Region and Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference as a senior when she earned 24 points on a pair of goals and 20 assists ... Also tabbed on the A-10 All-Tournament Team and selected for the NFHCA Division I Senior Game in 2013 ... Her 20 assists as a senior ranked second nationally among all NCAA Division I field hockey players and is the fourth-most earned in one year in program history ... Had 12 points as a junior on three goals and six assists ... Recorded four points on as many assists as a sophomore and five points via a pair of goals and one helper as a freshman in 2010 ... An academically gifted student at the University of Massachusetts, she received the 2013 UMass Fall Female Scholar-Athlete Award and has appeared on the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District First Team, NFHCA National Academic Squad and A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2013 - Senior: Game-by-Game Statistics ... NFHCA Division I All-America Second Team ... NFHCA First Team All-Region ... Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference ... Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team ... NFHCA Division I Senior Game Selection ... CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District First Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll ... Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll ... Started all 24 games in the midfield ... Finished second in NCAA Division I field hockey with 20 assists during her final campaign, also good for the No. 4 spot in UMass history for the category ... Totaled 24 points on the year via two goals to go along with her 20 assists ... Added one defensive save ... Led the Atlantic 10 Conference in assists as well as assists per game (0.83) ... Helped out on two goals as UMass earned a come-back win over No. 9 Michigan, 3-2 on Aug. 31 for her first points of the year ... Recorded another multi-assist performance against UMass-Lowell (9/3) ... Helped out on one goal against Harvard (9/6) ... Totaled her sixth assist of the campaign against Ohio State (9/14) and her seventh against Hofstra (9/22) ... Notched one goal during UMass' 2-0 win at Northeastern (10/2) ... Provided an assist in the 3-1 comeback win at Boston University (10/6) ... Tallied four helpers as the Minutemen defeated Saint Louis, 11-0 on Oct. 12 ... Secured another assist, her 13th of the season, against La Salle (10/18) before notching two more in the 9-1 victory over Saint Joseph's (10/20) ... Provided an assist against VCU (10/27) in the team's 3-1 victory over the Rams ... Had one assist at VCU (10/27) before totaling a three-point effort on a goal and helper during UMass' win over Lock Haven (11/1) ... Earned another assist, her 18th of the season, against Saint Francis (11/3) ... Assisted on one goal during the 2-1 victory over Richmond (11/9) in the Atlantic 10 Championship Game ... Added her 20th assist of the year against No. 7 Virginia during the NCAA Tournament First Round overtime victory.
2012 - Junior: Game-by-Game Statistics ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Started all 24 games on the season, finishing seventh among all Minutewomen in points with 12 on three goals and six assists - all of which marked single-season career-highs for the junior ... Recorded her first point of the year on an assist against Dartmouth (8/31) ... Had a career-best four-point performance with the game-winning goal and two assists against Vermont (9/21) ... Also added assists vs. Albany (9/23) and Temple (10/26) while securing a goal against Lock Haven (10/28) ... Notched her sixth assist of the season against Temple in the A-10 Tournament Semifinal Round (11/2).
2011 - Sophomore: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Scored four points on the year, all coming via assists ... Totaled a multi-point game with a pair of assists on Aug. 29 at Vermont.
2010 - Freshman: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Atlantic 10 Championship Most Outstanding Player ... Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (10/12) ... UMass Co-Athlete of the Week (11/8) ... Played in each of the 23 UMass games on the year, making 21 appearances in the starting lineup ... Notched her first collegiate points on the eventual game-winning goal at Saint Louis on Oct. 9 ... Recorded her first collegiate assist at Saint Joseph's and secured a goal against Lock Haven in the A-10 Tournament Championship Game ... Tallied 12 shots on the season, with seven landing on-target.
Before UMass: A four-year varsity player and three-year starter, Sikalis led Acton Boxborough to two Division 1 Massachusetts State Championships in 2007 and 2009 ... The 2009 squad, with her serving as captain, went a perfect 24-0 ... Owns the school record with 133 career points on 88 goals and 55 assists ... NFHCA Second Team High School All-American in 2009 ... NFHCA All-High School Team in both 2008 and 2009 ... Boston Herald All-Scholastic, Lowell Sun Player of the Year, Best of 60 All-Star, and Team-Above-Self Award recipient for both her junior and senior seasons ... Dual County League All-Star in 2007, 2008, and 2009 ... Part of the U.S. Field Hockey Futures Elite program since 2007, participating in the Olympic Development program during 2009 and 2010, while also taking part in the Junior Olympic program from 2006-08, winning gold in 2007 ... Played for the Cape Ann Coalition club team beginning in 2006, taking part in the National Field Hockey Festival since 2006, when her team won gold ... Also participated in the National Indoor Tournament starting in 2006 ... Honor Roll ... Also played two seasons of varsity lacrosse.
Personal: Born May 30, 1992 ... Daughter of Steven and Laura Sikalis ... Has one brother, Peter.
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