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Field Hockey Hosts Spring Banquet to Honor Players

Mackintire was honored at the All-Sports Banquet with the Outstanding Senior Award.

Mackintire was honored at the All-Sports Banquet with the Outstanding Senior Award.

May 9, 2013

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Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College field hockey team ended the 2012-13 season with an end of the year banquet on Saturday, April 27 in the Heights Room in Corcoran Commons on the BC campus. Student-athletes, coaches, staff and families gathered together to celebrate the past season and honor the two departing seniors, Kara Mackintire and Jacqui Moorfield.

"It's always a great opportunity to bring the BC field hockey family back together for our final celebration for this special group," Head coach Ainslee Lamb said. "Players, coaches, support staff and parents can all enjoy the many accomplishments of the fall. We all cherish the memories, continue program traditions and celebrate the high expectations for the commitments both on and off the field as members of the field hockey team. It is always a proud evening for the team members, staff and institution to recognize the incredibly talented student-athletes we have here at BC."

Mackintire and Moorfield were presented with their framed jerseys and said their final thanks to the team. They also presented the Senior Award, given by the senior class to a first-year team member who provides a positive contribution to the team's philosophy and whose individual character encourages the future direction and excellence of Boston College Field Hockey. Freshman AshLeigh Sebia garnered the honor from the fourth-year players.

"It's honor to receive this award from my coaches," Mackintire said." After playing for them for the past four years I know how high their expectations are and I am happy to meet them through hard work and achievement. It was truly a privilege to play for BC field hockey."

Mackintire was also honored with the Coaches Award, presented by the coaching staff to a member of the team who exemplifies principles, direction and persistence in pursuit of field hockey excellence at Boston College.

"I'm so honored to be chosen by the seniors as they are both such unbelievable role models," Sebia said. "It really means a lot to me since we all respect and admire them as leaders both on and off the field. This entire team is truly an amazing group of girls that made my first year at BC a phenomenal experience."

Junior Virgynia Muma presented the Players Award to classmate Hannah Mulvey, which is awarded by the team to the player who exemplifies a teammate, scholar and athlete, and who is a role model who contributes to all aspects of the program and accepts responsibility with tremendous pride and honor.

Other student-athletes were recognized for their work on and off the field during the dinner. Sophomore Emma Plasteras was called up multiple times to receive All-ACC team, All-ACC Tournament team, NFHCA All-Northeast Region First Team and NFHCA All-America Second Team honors. Moorfield, Muma and junior Paige Norris were recognized for their All-ACC Academic Team accolades while freshman Kelcie Hromisin, Sebia, sophomores Nicole Schuster and Katlyn Soucy, Mulvey and Muma were named to the NFHCA Academic Squad. Muma earned NFHCA All-Northeast Region Second-Team honors and Norris first-team honors.

At the Boston College Athletics Department's All-Sports Banquet the follow Friday, May 3, Mackintire earned the Outstanding Senior Award while Plasteras the Leadership Award. Both are given to one member of every BC team. Mulvey was announced as a vice president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for the upcoming school year.

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