Nov. 7, 1997
Five Boston College Field Hockey Players Earn BIG EAST Honors
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Five Boston College field hockey players earned postseason accolades from the BIG EAST Conference. Junior sweeper Joy Ramsbotham (Melvin Village, N.H.) led the way earning Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Along with Ramsbotham, senior forward Andrea Durko (Briarcliff, N.Y.) and junior back Anne Marie Ambros (Bridgeton, N.J.) earned first-team honors.
Senior midfielder Marion Fitzgerald (Little Silver, N.J.) captured second-team honors, while freshman back Jennifer Hall (Brewster, N.Y.) earned a spot on the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team.
Ramsbotham led the Eagle defense that allowed just 29 goals in 19 games. In addition, Ramsbotham was second on the team in scoring with 21 points (9g, 3a). Durko, named to the First Team for the second time (1995), tied for the BIG EAST scoring title with 29 points (12g, 5a). Ambros led the BIG EAST with 20 assists and was a key contributor on defense all season. Fitzgerald scored a career-high 20 points (10g, 0a), while Hall provided steady play the entire season.
Boston College, ranked 17th in the country, finished the regular season with a 13-6 record and will play Providence in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championships on November 8 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass.