Field Hockey

Field Hockey Tabbed First In Atlantic 10 Coaches Poll

Head coach Carla Tagliente enters her fourth season leading the program in 2014.

Head coach Carla Tagliente enters her fourth season leading the program in 2014.
Aug. 21, 2014

Atlantic 10 Conference Official Release

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The University of Massachusetts field hockey program was chosen for the top spot in the 2014 Atlantic 10 Conference Field Hockey Coaches Poll, as announced by the league on Thursday. Simultaneously, four members of the Minutewomen squad picked up A-10 Preseason All-Conference honors, including Lauren Allymohamed, Sam Carlino, Izzie Delario and Brooke Sabia.

Head coaches in the Atlantic 10 vote upon the poll to decide team placement. The 2014 edition marks the second consecutive season under Carla Tagliente Massachusetts was chosen to finish first and sixth instance in the last seven years.

Richmond took second with 72 points - eight fewer than the Minutewomen - while VCU was selected for third (51). Lock Haven was placed in fourth (48) ahead of Saint Joseph's (39), Davidson (35), Saint Francis (27), La Salle (22) and Saint Louis (12). Massachusetts received eight of the nine first place votes while Richmond was given the ninth.

The University of Massachusetts opens its 2014 schedule against Maryland on Friday, Aug. 29 in a neutral-site game hosted by Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. After facing Temple on Sunday, Aug. 31, the Minutewomen return to Amherst, Massachusetts, to host the University of Maine for the 2014 home-opener on Friday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. Admission to all UMass home games is free of charge.

2014 Atlantic 10 Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Massachusetts (8) 80 points
2. Richmond (1) 72
3. VCU 51
4. Lock Haven 48
5. Saint Joseph's 39
6. Davidson 35
7. Saint Francis (Pa.) 27
8. La Salle 22
9. Saint Louis 12



2014 Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference
Lauren Allymohamed, Massachusetts
Izzie Delario, Massachusetts
Sam Carlino, Massachusetts
Brooke Sabia, Massachusetts

Rebecca Barry, Richmond
Amy Cooke, Richmond
Sam Ostoich, Richmond
Carissa Makea, Saint Francis (Pa.)
Autumn Pellman, Saint Francis (Pa.)
Nakira Downes, Lock Haven
Jordan Marino, Saint Joseph's
Kendell Combs, VCU


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