UMass field hockey's opening weekend features pair of longtime opponents
Sam Carlino, Izzie Delario, Sarah Hawkshaw and Melanie Kreusch earn A-10 Preseason All-Conference
Rising-sophomore led UMass with 24 points as a freshman in 2014
Soon-to-be redshirt-sophomore helps Patriots squad to top spot at Team USA event
Kreusch, Prince and Rankin-Byrne chosen for June 22-26 tournament
Kreusch With The U.S. National Program: Traveled with the U.S. U19 Team for a week-long training program in Belgium (April 4-11, 2015) ... Selected to the U.S. Young Women's National Championship (June 22-26, 2015) ... Earned a spot at the 2015 U.S. U21 Junior National Camp (June 30 - July 3) following participation in the 2015 Young Women's National Championship.
2015 - Sophomore: Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Team.
2014 - Freshman: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year ... NFHCA Second Team All-Northeast Region ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team ... ECAC Rookie of the Week (10/22) ... ECAC Rookie of the Week (10/8) ... Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (10/20) ... Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (10/6) ... Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (9/8) ... UMass Co-Athlete of the Week (10/6) ... Led Massachusetts with 24 points earned through 10 goals and four assists ... Was tops among Minutewomen with her double-digit goals total ... Scored the game-winning goals over Maine (9/5), Saint Francis (10/5) and Lock Haven (11/7) ... Ranked tied for third in the A-10 for goals and game-winning goals, tied for fifth in points, seventh in goals per game and ninth in points per game ... Was third during league-only competition in goals (6) and goals per game (0.75) while she ranked fifth for points (13) and points per game (13) ... Started in her first collegiate game when UMass opened its 2014 slate against No. 1 Maryland (8/29) at the Nook in Lancaster, Pa ... Scored the game-winning goal in overtime on Sept. 5 when UMass defeated Maine, 3-2 ... Earned her first collegiate hat trick with three goals during the 3-2 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) on Oct. 5 ... Is the only freshman in available team game-by-game history dating back to the 2001 season with three or more goals in a single game ... Picked up ECAC Rookie of the Week, Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week and UMass Co-Athlete of the Week following her performances against Lock Haven and Saint Francis (Pa.) ... Helped out on one tally when the Minutewomen defeated Saint Joseph's, 3-2 on the road (10/10) for her third consecutive game with at least one point ... Assisted on one goal at Columbia (10/12) ... Secured one goal during the 4-0 victory over Davidson (10/17) ... Earned another assist versus Boston University (10/19) when Lauren Allymohamed scored an ovetime game-winner to seal the 2-1 win ... Scored on a penalty corner against No. 7 Syracuse (11/1) ... Converted a penalty corner for a goal during the 5-1 win over Saint Louis (11/2) ... Scored once and helped out on another UMass goal during the 2-0 shutout of Lock Haven during the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals (11/7) ... Made one defensive save in the Atlantic 10 Championship Game loss at Richmond (11/8).
Before UMass: Started competing in field hockey at age five at Baudouin as part of a boys team ... Won the Lille International Tournament as part of Baudouin Mixed Team in 2007 ... Member of the Flanders Provincial Team from 2008-10 as the squad placed second in 2009 and earned the league championship in 2010 ... Member of the U15 Belgium National Team from 2010-11 and the U18 squad in 2012-13 ... Took second at the European U16 Tournament in Valencia in 2012 ... Played midfield for La Rasante in Belgium's Lady's Honors Division.
Personal: Daughter of Jean Kreusch and Teresa Nehra ... Has one brother, Mathieu ... Dual citizen of the United States and Belgium.
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