Five Hounds Earn All-Conference Honors

WORCESTER, Mass. – After playing to a 12-7 record so far this season, the field hockey team had five players earn Northeast-10 All-Conference Honors as announced by the conference on Wednesday, November 14. Senior Kolby Burger (Killingworth, Conn./Haddam Killingworth) earned First-Team honors, sophomore Deirdre Burchill (Braintree, Mass./Braintree) earned Second-Team honors, while senior Sarah Bodzinski (Southwick, Mass./Southwick Tolland) and junior Sam Tepper (Stroudsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg) earned Third-Team honors. Freshman Lucy Malia (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) earned both Third-Team and All-Rookie Team honors to round out the honors for the Hounds.

Burger leads the team in defensive saves with five through the first round of the playoffs, which makes her tied for third in the conference. She also won NE10 Defensive Player of the Week along with National Defensive Player of the Week this season. Burger recorded two defensive saves in the Hounds 3-1 win over Pace on Sept. 15.

Burchill leads the Hounds in points with 29 on 11 goals and seven assists. She has started in all 19 games and has recorded four game-winning goals. Burchill has now helped lead her team to back-to-back NE10 Semifinal appearances.

Bodzinski has started in all 19 games this season with a save percentage of .798, which makes her second in the conference. She has recorded five shutouts so far making her tied for second in the NE10, while she recorded 1363:59 minutes of play for the top spot in the conference. She has helped lead her team to 12 wins so far and a spot in the NE10 Semifinals.

Tepper has started in 18 games so far while earning nine points on two goals and five assists in her junior season. She has also recorded one defensive save and has been an integral part of the Hounds success this season.

Malia earned two honors for the conference with being named Third-Team and All-Rookie Team. She has started in all 19 games while tallying two goals and four assists for a total of eight points in her rookie season. Malia is also 2-2 on penalty strokes so far this season making her tied for fourth in the conference.

Stonehill's Kacie Smith earned NE10 Player of the Year, while Merrimack's Delaney Yule and Katharina Ohmen earned Defensive Player of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year. Pace's Grace Henderson and Kayte Kinsley won Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year. To read the full article, click here.

The Hounds travel to No. 4 Saint Anselm on Friday, November 16, for a 4 p.m. start in a NE10 Semifinals matchup.

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