Minutewomen pick up team award; 11 student-athletes on national academic squad
Six Minutewomen honored during annual event
No. 10 Minutewomen end year with 19-5 record; most wins since 2000 season
Minutewomen enter postseason as the tournament's No. 1 seed
Field hockey goes to Lock Haven on Friday, Saint Francis on Sunday
FH vs. VCU 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
FH vs. VERMONT Photos by Thom Kendall '93
UMass Career Highlights: Made 56 career appearance, including eight starting nods, during four years competing for the University of Massachusetts program ... Tallied seven points on a pair of goals and three assists ... All eight starts came during her senior campaign when she earned five points on a goal and three assists ... Also had two points on one goal scored as a sophomore in 2011 ... Her lone goal as a senior went as the game-winner over Saint Louis on Oct. 12, 2013 ... Has been lauded for her academic success with spots on the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and NFHCA National Academic Squad.
2013 - Senior: Game-by-Game Statistics ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll ... Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll ... Started eight games over 21 total appearances ... Recorded a single-season career-high five points on a goal and three assists ... Made her first start for the Minutewomen during the season-opening victory at Maine (8/30) ... Tallied her first collegiate assist with a helper against No. 19 Boston College during UMass' 4-2 victory ... Had an assist at No. 3 Connecticut (9/18) ... Helped out on one goal as UMass defeated Boston University (10/6), 3-1 with a come-from-behind effort ... Scored the first goal of the game at Saint Louis (10/12) as UMass defeated the Billikens, 11-0.
2012 - Junior: Game-by-Game Statistics ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Played in 12 games as a junior in 2012, including key appearances against #17 Boston College (9/2), #7 Northeastern (9/14) and #12 Boston University (9/18).
2011 - Sophomore: Game-by-Game Statistics ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Came off the bench in 15 contests on the year ... Notched her first collegiate goal as part of the Minutewomen offense that put up seven tallies during a shutout of Saint Joseph's on Oct. 14 ... Was accurate with her shots, directing five-of-six on the cage ... Set a career-high in shots with four against Saint Joseph's.
2010 - Freshman: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Made eight appearances on the year, with the team going 5-3 when she entered the contest ... Did not accumulate statistics during the season.
Before UMass: Played two years at Seaford College ... Competed internationally on many occasions, playing on field hockey tours in Canada (2009), Spain (2007) and South Africa (2005) ... Also played for the Trojans Hockey Club ... Was part of the selection process for the English National Team, making her way through the Regional Performance Centre ... Captain of the England U18 Eastleigh Leopards in 2009 ... Five-year member of the Combined Cadet Force.
Personal: Born Melanie Georgina Sutherland on April 14, 1992 ... Daughter of Derek and Louise Sutherland.
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