Nov. 15, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Three Boston College field hockey players were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Northeast Region team, announced on Thursday. Junior Paige Norris and sophomore Emma Plasteras earned first-team honors while junior Virgynia Muma was named to the second team.
"We are extremely proud of Emma, Paige and Vinnie with their regional recognition," head coach Ainslee Lamb said. "They are all critical contributors to our team and made an impact with our success this fall. They are players whom every opponent needs to be aware of and concerned with and these accolades certainly express that. Their ability to make the difference on the field with their level of play is excellent, but far more importantly, they are committed to the team's success first."
In all, 29 Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes were named to NFHCA Division I All-Region teams, the most for any conference in the nation, leading the Big Ten's 24 and the Colonial's 19.
This marked the second time Norris, a defensive midfielder from Victoria, British Columbia, garnered the all-region accolades, as she was named to the second team in 2010. She started all 19 games in 2012, putting up six points on two goals and two assists. Norris scored both goals on her two penalty stroke attempts, including the game-tying goal in the 2-1 victory over Wake Forest on Oct. 26.
Plasteras, who earned All-ACC and ACC All-Tournament team honors this season, brought home her first all-region honors. The midfielder from North Vancouver, British Columbia, also started and played in all 19 games, tallying eight points on two goals and four assists. She was rarely, if ever, substituted out of a game, playing all 70 minutes and held an important role on offensive corners, inserting the ball.
Muma also earned her first all-region accolades. The Falmouth, Mass., native tied for second on the team with five goals and two game-winning goals on the season, starting all 19 games. She also registered two assists. The forward scored the gamewinners versus Michigan State in the 1-0 victory to open in the season and at Maine the following game in a 4-1 win. She netted a season-high two scores in the win over the Black Bears.
The Eagles finished the 2012 season 10-9, tallying a winning record for the 14th consecutive season.