Three Members of Delaware Field Hockey Named to All-CAA Teams
November 5, 2010
Photos Courtesy of Mark Campbell
RICHMOND, Va. - - The University of Delaware field hockey team had three members named to the All-CAA teams, voted by the league’s head coaches, which was announced Friday night at the annual awards banquet on the eve of the CAA Field Hockey Championships in Philadelphia. Seniors Michelle Drummonds and Missy Woodie were named to the second team, while freshman Clare O’Malley was named to the All-Rookie team.
Drummonds (at right), a Pre-Season All-CAA selection, led the Blue Hens with 10 goals and 25 points. She also had chipped in five assists, good enough for second on the team. Drummonds posted five defensive saves this season, leading the team. She finishes her career as a Blue Hen with 19 goals and six assists for 44 points. She also added 13 defensive saves through her four-year career, placing her in first place on the program’s all-time leader board.
Drummonds was a first team All-CAA selection last year, and was named to the first team NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region as well as the All-ECAC second team. As a freshman, she was selected to the All-CAA Rookie team and named to the womensfieldhockey.com All-Rookie team.
Woodie (at left) led the team with six assists and now sits in a tie in seventh place on the all-time list with 20 career assists. She tallied one goal this season, giving her eight points on the year. Woodie is a four-year selection to the All-CAA teams, as she was a first team honoree last season, a second team selection as a sophomore and was named to the All-Rookie team as a freshman.
O’Malley (below) was named to the to All-Rookie team after starting every game in the midfield for the Blue Hens. Her good ball handling and playmaking capabilities gave allowed her to score one goal and four assists for six points. She played a key role on penalty corners, as she was the team’s main passer, inserting the ball to start the corner.
The defending CAA Tournament Champions finished 8-10 overall and 2-6 in the CAA, missing this year’s playoffs.
Drexel’s Christina Mastropaolo repeated as the CAA Player of the Year while Old Dominion’s Loran Hatch took home the program’s sixth Defensive Player of the Year award. VCU’s freshman standout Rymme van Dessel took home the Rookie of the Year award while her coach, Kelly McQuade, was named the 2010 CAA Coach of the Year.
The CAA Tournament will begin on Saturday as top-seeded Drexel takes on #4 VCU at noon. Second seed Old Dominion battles against #3 Northeastern in the second semi-final starting at 2:30 p.m. The winner will advance to Sunday’s 1 p.m. championship game. All three games will be played at Drexel’s home site.
2010 All-CAA Field Hockey Teams:
Kaela Barker (Northeastern), Susan Ciufo (Drexel), Amy Daniel (James Madison), Kim Tunell (Drexel), Loran Hatch (Old Dominion), Genna Kovar (Hofstra), Christina Mastropaolo (Drexel) Crystal Poland (Northeastern), Kelsey Scherrer (VCU), Marle van Dessel (VCU), Maartje van Rijswijk (Old Dominion), Lizzie Priest (Northeastern).
Kristie Blumer (Towson), Michelle Drummonds (Delaware), Erica Eng (William & Mary), Katherine Kirk (Old Dominion), Carolyn Malloy (Northeastern), Kelsey Nawalinski (William & Mar, Lise van Dam (James Madison), Flore van Dessel (VCU), Rymme van Dessel (VCU), Missy Woodie (Delaware), Jenna Phillips (Drexel).
Lindsay Bennett (Northeastern), Kristen Focht (Drexel), Lindsay McArdle (Drexel), Kathleen Morris (Towson), Kati Nearhouse (Old Dominion), Clare O’Malley (Delaware), Emilie Soares (VCU), Dieke ter Weel (Hofstra), Lise van Dam (James Madison), Rymme van Dessel (VCU).
2010 CAA Player of the Year: Christina Mastropaolo, Drexel
2010 CAA Defensive Player of the Year: Loran Hatch, Old Dominion
2010 CAA Rookie of the Year: Rymme van Dessel, VCU
2010 CAA Coach of the Year: Kelly McQuade, VCU