Pardue and Stevens Named First-Team All-Americans
, - Dec. 1, 2004 - Springfield College senior field hockey captains Lindsey Pardue
and Kim Stevens
were named to the STX/National Field Hockey Association (NFHCA) All-America First Team, announced today. The pair led the Pride to a No. 9 final national ranking, the team’s first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title in four years, and a bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
, a native of Knox, Maine
, was named the NEWMAC Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection this fall. A second-team All-American in 2003, she also garnered first-team All-New England honors for the past two seasons. Stevens ranked sixth on the Pride with 16 points (six goals, four assists) from her center-back position.
, from Houston, Texas
, joined Stevens on the All-NEWMAC and All-New England First Teams this fall. The conference leader in save percentage (.892, 4th nationally), goals against average (0.94, 10th nationally), and winning percentage (.864, 9th nationally), she was credited with 10 shutouts, including five-straight entering the postseason. Pardue was credited with a season-high 25 saves versus eventual national-runner up Middlebury (9/14).
Stevens and Pardue joined junior midfielders Meg Bascetta (Granby, Conn.)
and Sarah Brooker (Auburn, Maine)
on the All-New England-East Region First Team, announced November 22.
Head Coach Melissa Sharpe
After nine years as head coach of the Pride, Melissa Sharpe has continued the tradition of winning on the field hockey turf, posting an impressive 130-68 record, good for a winning percentage of .656 at the helm of her alma mater. Read more
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