Field Hockey Heads South To Defend Title
Nov. 6, 2002
Tough Competition: In one of the nation's toughest schedules, the Minutewomen have played seven teams who are currently ranked in the NFHCA Top 20, including No. 3 Wake Forest, No. 4 Maryland, No. 5 Michigan State, No. 7 Northeastern, No. 15 Boston College, No. 17 Boston University and No.18 Harvard.
Nail-biters: UMass has played in very close games with opponents this season, participating in nine contests decided by one goal, including two overtime outings.
Staying Close To Home: UMass' assistant coaches, Hilary Rose and Kerry Ann Jaggassar, are both former Minutewomen. Rose, a 1996 graduate, played goalkeeper for UMass from 1993-1996. Jaggassar completed her last season with the Minutewomen in 2001, concluding a successful career as part of the UMass backfield.
Super Soph: In her second year with the Minutewomen sophomore Adrianne Monaco has made an impact on the UMass squad. She is second on the team in points (9) and goals (4), and has come through down the stretch for the Minutewomen, scoring two game-winning goals.
Hard To Beat: Junior goalkeeper, Ashley Egland, is making a case for herself as one of the nation's best goalies. She is ranked No.16 in the NCAA in total saves with 110. This year she has totaled 1,029:55 minutes in 17 games, recording a save percentage of .733.
A Solid Veteran: Senior Sarah Bohonowicz has been one of UMass' most consistent offensive threats this season. During the regular season, she tallied seven points on two goals and three assists through 19 games.
The Newcomer: Freshman Jaime Bawden has made an immediate imapct on the UMass team. The backfielder is leading the Minutewomen in points (10) and goals (5).
Terrific Tenure: In her five years as head coach of the Minutewomen, Patty Shea has led her team to five Atlantic 10 championships and five NCAA Tournament appearances. Shea's overall record at Massachusetts is 76-57.
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