Nov. 20, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College sophomore Emma Plasteras was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-American Second Team on Tuesday, voted on by the nation's coaches. This marked the first All-America honor for the midfielder, who also earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference, ACC All-Tournament Team and All-Northeast Region honors in 2012.
"Reading over the list of All-Americans, Emma is certainly a part of a very elite group of players," head coach Ainslee Lamb said. "Emma is more than deserving of this honor. Her growth this fall was evident with her impact play throughout the fall and this accolade supports the contributions that she made to our team. It is always an honor when opposing coaches awards your players. It is clear that Emma is a well-respected player in the conference, region and the nation."
The North Vancouver, B.C., native started all 19 games of the Eagles' season, helping BC to a 10-9 record, the program's 14th consecutive winning season. She 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.
Plasteras is the 17th Eagle to earn All-America honors, tallying the accolade for the 24th time in BC history. Last season, graduate student Maike de Jager was named to the second team. She was also one of 13 players from the ACC to make one of the three All-America teams.