RICHMOND, Va. -- University of Delaware sophomore back Kelsey McKee was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association Field Hockey First Team, while freshman midfielder Michaela Patzner earned All-CAA Second Team and All-Rookie Team honors in a vote of the league’s head coaches, the conference announced Wednesday.

McKee, a native of Gap, Pa. (Conestoga HS), earned first team All-Conference honors after being named to the All-CAA Second Team and All-Rookie squads a year ago. She led the Blue Hens in scoring for the second consecutive year by finishing with 11 goals and 24 points, while also contributing a pair of assists. McKee, who appeared in all 18 games while making 15 starts, tied for fifth in the league with 11 goals and tied for seventh with 24 points.

McKee (at right) scored twice during the Blue Hens’ 4-3 win over Temple on September 14, and scored both Delaware goals during the 2-1 triumph over Hofstra on October 7. She then recorded her first career hat trick in the 4-2 triumph over Drexel on October 19, a performance that helped her earn CAA Co-Player of the Week and ECAC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Patzner, a Rosenheim, Germany native (Karolinen Gymnasium), saw action in all 18 games while making 17 starts in the Blue Hen midfield. She ranked second on the Blue Hens with six goals and 13 points, trailing only McKee in both categories.

Patzner (at left) burst onto the scene by scoring two goals in her Blue Hen debut against Boston University on August 24, and added goals over the next two weeks against Central Michigan and Saint Joseph’s. She also found the back of the cage versus Princeton and Drexel.

Crystal Poland of Northeastern was named the CAA Player of the Year, while her teammate Deirdre Duke earned CAA Rookie of the Year honors. Christy Longacre of Old Dominion was tabbed the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, while Monarchs coach Beth Anders was named the CAA Coach of the Year.

McKee, Patzner and the Blue Hens (7-11, 3-4 CAA) have earned the fifth seed in this weekend’s CAA Tournament, and will face fourth-seeded William & Mary in the quarterfinals Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Drexel’s Vidas Athletic Complex.


Colonial Athletic Association Field Hockey First Team
M/F - Sarah Breen, Old Dominion
M/D - Maria Caro, William & Mary
F - Deirdre Duke, Northeastern
M - Amanda Fleischut, Drexel
D - Christy Longacre, Old Dominion
F - Lindsay McArdle, Drexel
D - Kelsey McKee, Delaware
M - Kati Nearhouse, Old Dominion
F - Crystal Poland, Northeastern
GK - Lizzie Priest, Northeastern
M - Jenna Taylor, James Madison

Second Team
F - Jonel Boileau, Hofstra
M - Allison Conti, Northeastern
M - Nicky Graham, Northeastern
M/D - Lauren Hibshman, Drexel
D - Christine Johnson, William & Mary
D - Krizia Layne, Hofstra
M - Michaela Patzner, Delaware
M/D - Kelsey Smither, Old Dominion
D - Loes Stijntjes, James Madison
F - Rachel Wein, James Madison
GK - Lena Wimmert, James Madison
M/F - Lena Zamesnik, William & Mary

All-Rookie Team
M/F - Sarah Breen, Old Dominion
F - Deirdre Duke, Northeastern
M - Danielle Grassi, Drexel
M/D - Lauren Hibshman, Drexel
M - Zoe Kale, Northeastern
M - Jenna Knouse, Drexel
M - Charlotte Loehr, Hofstra
M - Michaela Patzner, Delaware
F/M - Pip Saunders, William & Mary
D - Loes Stijntjes, James Madison
GK - Lena Wimmert, James Madison

CAA Player of the Year: Crystal Poland, Northeastern
CAA Defensive Player of the Year: Christy Longacre, Old Dominion
CAA Rookie of the Year: Deirdre Duke, Northeastern
CAA Coach of the Year: Beth Anders, Old Dominion