Field Hockey Picks Up Six NFHCA All-Region Accolades
Nov. 19, 2013
CHANDLER, Ariz. - The National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced it all-region choices on Tuesday morning, with six Minutewomen given all-Northeast laurels. Lauren Allymohamed, Hannah Prince, Brooke Sabia and Alexa Sikalis earned first team honors while Sam Carlino and Charlotte Verelst tabbed as second team recipients.
The six selections make UMass the most lauded program in the Atlantic 10. Richmond picked up three all-region honorees, Lock Haven took in two and La Salle and Saint Francis (Pa.) had one each.
Allymohamed took in NFHCA All-Northeast First Team as the center defender on UMass during her junior season. She provided 16 points on eight goals during the campaign and was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year as well.
Prince set single-season career bests in goals (8), assists (12) and points (28) over 24 games this season. The Gorham, Maine, native finished her career with 87 starts in as many appearances and was also tabbed an Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference recipient.
Sabia led the Minutewomen and Atlantic 10 with 41 points as a sophomore scored on 20 goals and an assist. Sabia, the A-10 Offensive Player of the Year, also led the league in game-winning goals with five and was tabbed a first team all-conference and all-region honoree.
Sikalis currently sits second among all NCAA Division I field hockey student-athletes with 20 assists on the year. The Acton, Mass., native provided at least one helper in 14 contests this year and will attend the NFHCA Division I Senior Game with Prince.
Carlino picked up her first NFHCA All-Region recognition after being named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team as a freshman in 2012. Carlino won 19 games as the starting goalkeeper this year with a 1.47 goals-against average and a .704 save percentage.
Verelst, the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, recorded 21 points via five goals and 11 assists in 2013. The Braine l'Alleud, Belgium, native provided the overtime game-winner in the 81st minute as the Minutewomen advanced to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals with a 4-3 win against No. 7 Virginia.
The NFHCA will announce its all-America selections on Monday, Dec. 2.
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