Nov. 18, 1997
Five BC Players Earn Regional All-American Honors
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Five members of the Boston College field hockey team, under the direction of head coach Sherren Granese, recently earned Northeast Regional All-American accolades.
Three Boston College players earned First Team honors. Junior sweeper Joy Ramsbotham (Melvin Village, N.H.), senior forward Andrea Durko (Briarcliff, N.Y.), and center midfielder Anne Marie Ambros (Bridgeton, N.J.) comprised the BC first team contingent, the most of any Division I school. Ramsbotham and Ambros are repeat first-team selections, while Durko was a Second Team honoree in 1996.
Ramsbotham, the 1997 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, was second on the team in scoring (27 points) to Durko, who also led the BIG EAST in scoring with 31 points (13g, 5a). Durko finished her BC career with 95 points (42g, 11a). Ambros, the BIG EAST assist leader with 22, was third on the team in scoring with 24 points.
Senior midfielder Marion Fitzgerald (Little Silver, N.J.) and freshman goalkeeper Stacy Cichaski (Northampton, Mass.) were both selected to the Second Team.
Fitzgerald, a repeat Second Team selection, tied for fourth on the Eagles with a career-high 20 points (10 goals) this season. Cichaski was solid in goal for the Eagles in her rookie season, compiling a 13-6 record, a 1.42 goals against average, and a .791 save percentage.
The 1997 BIG EAST Champions, the Eagles (15-7) tied a school record (with the 1994 squad) for victories. Earning its second NCAA Championship berth in four years, Boston College lost, 3-2, to Princeton in the first round.