McShane Named All-American; Three Selected to Region Teams
Following their NCAA Tournament run this season, several MIT Field Hockey players earned regional accolades. Molly E. McShane ’13 was selected as the New England East Regional Player of the Year and a Second Team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). In addition, teammates Keri A. Dixon ’11, Anna H. Teruya ’12 and Kimberly A. Barker ’13 were named to the NFHCA All-Region teams.
McShane tallied eight goals and seven assists in 23 games at midfield and helped lead MIT to the Second Round of the NCAA tournament. McShane’s All-America selection represents Tech’s first such honor since Deanna Lentz in 2004.
Dixon was named to the New England East First Team after leading NEWMAC in both average goals allowed (1.54) and shutouts (seven) and setting a school record with 18 wins.
Teruya helped anchor a defense that surrendered the fewest goals in the NEWMAC. The sophomore was third on team in scoring with 12 goals and 29 points while earning two defensive saves.
In just her first season at MIT, Barker has quickly become one of the most prolific scorers in Institute history. She set program records for goals and points in a single season, and finished second in the league in goals and third in points.
In addition to the NFHCA honors, McShane, Barker and head coach Cheryl Silva received recognition from the website womensfieldhockey.com. McShane was named to the All-America team while Barker earned the site’s Rookie of the Year award; Silva was selected as the Division III Coach of the Year.
The Cardinal and Grey enjoyed its most successful season in the program’s history, compiling a record 18 wins, capturing its first ever NEWMAC title and recording a Opening Round victory at the NCAA Division III Championship.