Dec. 2, 1997
Field Hockey Players Earn All-America Honors
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Two members of the 1997 BIG EAST Champion Boston College field hockey team earned All-America honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Junior sweeper Joy Ramsbotham (Melvin Village, N.H./Kingswood Regional) captured Second Team honors, while senior forward Andrea Durko (Briarcliff, N.Y.) earned Third Team accolades. Ramsbotham is a repeat Second Team selection.
Ramsbotham and Durko, who both earned First Team BIG EAST and Northeast Regional All-America accolades, had outstanding seasons for head coach Sherren Granese (11th season, 101-120). The Eagles finished 15-7, tying a school record for victories on their way to their second BIG EAST Championship in four seasons. Ramsbotham, the 1997 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, was second on the team in scoring with 27 points (11g, 5a). She had two multiple-goal games, including one on October 31 in a 4-1 win over Rutgers, which clinched a berth for BC in the BIG EAST Championships. When Ramsbotham scored a goal in 1997, the Eagles were 9-0. In 60 games, Ramsbotham has 68 career points (27g, 14a).
Durko finished her BC career in grand style, leading the Eagles and the BIG EAST in scoring with 31 points (13g, 5a). Durko had two multiple-goal outings, including a season-high three against LaSalle in the championship game of the Boston College Tournament. Durko also scored the game-winning goal against Connecticut in the BIG EAST Championship game. As a result, she was named the Tournament's Most Valuable Player. Durko, the team's leading scorer for three seasons, completed an 81-game career with 95 points (42 goals, 11 assists).
Season-by-Season Statistics for Ramsbotham and Durko Season Durko Ramsbotham 1997 13g 5a 31 pts. 11g 5a 27 pts. 1996 14g 4a 32 pts. 14g 4a 32 pts. 1995 13g 1a 27 pts. 2g 5a 9 pts. 1994 2g 1a 5 pts. - - - TOTALS 42g 11a 95 pts. 27g 14a 68 pts.