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Field Hockey's Plasteras Named to Preseason All-ACC Team

Plasteras was named to the Preseason All-ACC Team.

Plasteras was named to the Preseason All-ACC Team.

Aug 22, 2013

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College field hockey team was picked to finish seventh in the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason coaches poll, released by the league on Thursday afternoon. Junior midfielder Emma Plasteras was voted to the preseason All-ACC Team.

Last season, Plasteras earned All-ACC and ACC All-Tournament honors, as well as Longstreth/NFHCA All-American Second-Team and All-Northeast Region First-Team accolades. The North Vancouver native tallied eight points on two goals and four assists over the course of the year. Her assist total was the second most on the team, as was her 27 shots. She was rarely, if ever, substituted out of a game, playing all 70 minutes. She also held an important role on offensive corners, inserting the ball on every opportunity.

The Eagles, who finished the 2012 season 10-9 overall, 2-3 in the ACC, which was good for fourth place, tallied seven points in the coaches' vote. North Carolina received the maximum 36 total points and six first-place votes, earning the top spot in the poll. The Tar Heels won last year's ACC Championship and reached the NCAA title game.

Maryland, which has won two of the last three national championships, was picked second with 31 points. Duke was picked third, just ahead of league newcomer Syracuse in fourth. Wake Forest, Virginia and BC rounded out the preseason voting.

All seven league programs are represented on the Preseason All-ACC Team, led by the Terrapins with three players selected. North Carolina and Virginia have two players apiece.

The Eagles start the season on the road as they play at Vermont on Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. Their first home game is against Maine on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 4 p.m.

2013 Predicted Order of Finish

Team Points
North Carolina (6) 36
Maryland (1) 31
Duke 23
Syracuse 22
Wake Forest 15
Virginia 13
Boston College 7

2013 Preseason All-ACC Team
Emma Plasteras, Midfield - Boston College
Paula Heimbach, Defense - Duke
Ali McEvoy, Defense - Maryland
Jill Witmer, Forward - Maryland
Maxine Fluharty, Midfield/Forward - Maryland
Charlotte Craddock, Forward - North Carolina
Emily Wold, Midfield/Back - North Carolina
Laura Hahnefeldt, Back - Syracuse
Elly Buckley, Forward - Virginia
Jenny Johnstone, Goalkeeper - Virginia
Anna Kozniuk, Back/Midfield - Wake Forest

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