Field Hockey Nabs Five NFHCA All-Region Spots
Nov. 17, 2011
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Five members of the Boston College field hockey team were honored for their outstanding performance during the 2011 season by being named to a 2011 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches' Association (NFHCA) Division I All-Northeast Region Team, according to an announcement made on Thursday.
Grad student Maike de Jager , senior Courtney Tavener and sophomore Nicole Schuster were selected to the first team, while grad student Anna Wetherall and senior Carla Tamerearned second-team accolades. This year marks the first All-Region honors for each of these Eagles.
De Jager, a native of Amsterdam, Netherlands, came to BC with international playing experience and became a mainstay in the Eagles lineup, starting every game in the midfield for the team in 2011. She tallied one defensive save, along with six goals and one assist for 13 total points. The midfielder tallied her first points as an Eagle with two goals in the team's win against Quinnipiac on Sept. 2.
Tavener's 2011 campaign was the highlight of her career at BC, as she posted single-game career marks in points, shots and goals this season. She led the offense in goals (10) and total points (26), closing out her collegiate career with 22 goals, 19 assists and 63 points. Tavener, a native of Winchester, Mass., notched her first hat trick to lift BC to a 5-4, double-overtime victory at Virginia on Sept. 23 The forward was also recognized as the ACC Player of the Week for the first time in her career during the week of Sept. 27.
Schuster, who started every game in the midfield for BC, recorded five points this season. In addition to the All-Region accolades, the Doylestown, Pa. native also earned All-ACC honors for her performance during the 2011 regular season and was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team.
Tamer, a captain in 2011, was not only the backbone of the Eagles' defense, but also an important part of the team's offensive effort on penalty corners and strokes during her senior season. After scoring just one goal prior to this season, she logged 24 points in 2011, good for second highest on the team. The back from Frankfurt, Germany was a perfect 2-for-2 in penalty strokes this season.
Wetherall, a forward from Greymouth, New Zealand, had an immediate impact after joining the team in 2011. She recorded nine goals and three assists for 21 points in 17 games. Her highlights from this season include registering a breakout game against Maryland on Sept. 16, when she scored the first two goals of her career, and tallying a hat trick to lift the Eagles to a 6-4 victory at Dartmouth on Oct. 23.
The Eagles finished the 2011 campaign with a 10-9 overall record, good for the program's 12th consecutive winning season. The squad placed fifth in the ACC and was ranked 19th in the nation.