UMass field hockey will be well represented at the 2014 Women's National, U-21 Championships
Assistant coach, UMass graduate among 30 chosen for international competition
Eight current or former Minutewomen to participate as coaches or players in upcoming event
Senior defender helped lead resilient Minutewomen to NCAA Tournament appearance
Allymohamed and Zono tabbed first team; Cordero and Young named to second team
Head coach Carla Tagliente and senior midfielder Kim Young discuss the field hockey team's successful start to the season and preview what the squad hopes to accomplish against Maryland and American.
FH vs. RICHMOND (A10 FINAL) Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FH vs. RIDER (NCAA PLAY-IN) Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FH vs. LOCK HAVEN Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FH vs. SYRACUSE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FH vs. MAINE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
Young With The U.S. National Program: Competed for the USA-Red Team at the 2014 Women's National Championship (June 16-21) ... Also attended the 2013 Women's National Championship.
2012 - Senior: Game-by-Game Statistics ... NFHCA Second Team All-Region ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team ... Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference ... UMass Athlete of the Week (9/4) ... Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll ... Started 23 of the 24 games she appeared in, tying for the team lead in points (33) while recording the most shots (70) and shots on goal (41) and tying with Thando Zono for the most game-winners (3) ... Scored the first UMass goal of the season with a tally at #18 New Hampshire on Aug. 24 ... Added another goal during UMass' 2-1 win over No. 17 Boston College (9/2) ... Recorded a multi-goal game against Vermont (9/21) ... Had the first UMass tally during the 4-2 win over #24 Maine (9/30) ... Produced a pair of assists against Saint Louis (10/12) ... Has the game-winners against #24 Maine (9/30), VCU (10/14) and Temple (10/26) ... Added five points on two goals and an assist during play in the A-10 Tournament, including one tally each against Temple (11/2) and #16 Richmond (11/3), with a helper against the Spiders ... Assisted on the game-tying mark against Rider (11/6) in the NCAA Play-In Game.
2011 - Junior: Game-by-Game Statistics ... First Team A-10 All-Conference ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference ... Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Started all 18 games on the year ... Led the team with 13 points on four goals and five assists ... Opened her season scoring with a goal and assist at Vermont (8/29) ... Had the game-winner during UMass' 3-0 victory over Harvard on Sept. 10 ... Assisted on a goal at Connecticut on Sept. 28 ... Notched a multi-assist performance against Saint Joseph's on Oct. 16 ... Followed with a goal at Saint Louis (10/16) and three points on one tally and a helper at La Salle (10/21) to mark seven points in the span of three contests ... Team went 5-1 when Young recorded at least one point in the game ... Took 47 shots during the season, placing 30 of them on the cage.
2010 - Sophomore: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Appeared in 23 games, starting 21 ... Notched six points on three goals during the campaign ... Scored one goal during UMass' 5-4 victory at Dartmouth on Oct. 12 ... Tallied the game-winner at West Chester (10/29) ... Closed her scoring output on the year with a goal against Sanford in the NCAA Tournament (11/9).
2009 - Freshman: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference Rookie Team ... Played and started in all 21 games on the season ... Led all freshmen in scoring with four goals and five assists for 13 points to go along with 21 shots on goal ... Scored one goal in the game against West Chester (11/1) ... Added two goals in the against La Salle (10/30)...Earned her team a tally against Dartmouth (10/28 )... Earned one point each at St. Louis (10/25) and at Syracuse (10/3) with assists ... Picked up the first collegiate points with a multi-assist effort in a 7-1 win at Quinnipiac (9/27).
Before UMass: A four-year letterwinner at Sidney High School ... Enrolled at UMass early after graduating high school after the fall 2008 semester ... Junior National Camp in 2009 ... Was named a first team All-Star after her senior season ... Earned team MVP honors as well as second team All-Star honors as a sophomore ... Was also a member of the track and field team, securing the team's sportsmanship award three times ... Was a four-year scholar-athlete as well as a member of the National Honor Society as a junior and senior.
Personal: Born Kimberly Anne Young on April 10, 1991 in Cooperstown, N.Y. ... Daughter of Jon Young and Andrea Pecoraro ... Has an older brother, Michael.