Six Landmark Players Earn Spots On Field Hockey All-Region Team

Six Landmark Players Earn Spots On Field Hockey All-Region Team

MADISON, N.J. - Six student-athletes from Landmark field hockey teams were selected to the 2009 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Region Teams. It marks the third consecutive season the Landmark has placed at least five representatives on the All-Region squad.

All six Landmark honorees were part of the 32-player South Atlantic Region Team, with the conference earning two first-team selections and four second-team honorees. Juniata's Meghan McGlone and Paula Price were both selected to the the first team, while their teammate Kim Amrod was joined by Susquehanna's Ally Bradley, Drew's Nicole DiBattista and Catholic's Liz Grumbein on the second team. The only senior in the group, DiBattista was also chosen to play in the 2009 NFHCA Division III Senior All-Star Game which will be held Sunday Nov. 22.

Price was selected to the First Team All-Landmark Conference scoring 17 goals and recording six assists for 40 points. For her efforts, she was named as the Offensive Player of the Year, as voted upon by the coaches. She was a second team representative in 2008 and 2007 as well as being named the Rookie of the Year in her first year. This is the first time Price has been selected to an All-Region team.

McGlone earned the Defensive Player of the Year in the Landmark Conference as well as a repeat first team honoree. She scored three goals and had three assists offensively for the Eagle but, more importantly, came away with 10 defensive saves on the season. In addition to being a part of the first team in her rookie season, McGlone helped Juniata earn back-to-back Rookie of the Year Awards when she won it in 2008.

Amrod was also selected to the First Team All-Landmark Conference, scoring a team high 18 goals and nine assists for 45 points. This was her first season being named to an All-Conference team, let alone the South Atlantic Region Second Team.

Bradley, the 2009 Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year and an all-Landmark first-teamer, garnered second-team all-region honors after tallying seven goals and a team-high seven assists this year for 21 points. Three of her goals were game-winners, including two in overtime, one of which ended a 2-1 win at Moravian College that clinched SU a spot in the Landmark championships.

DiBattista was a second-team All-Region selection in 2007 and earns the honor again in 2009. She earned her second First Team All-Landmark selection as she was the Landmark’s top scoring midfielder and fifth overall with 30 points (1.67 per game). She was tied for sixth in goals with 11 and third in assists with eight. A true full-field player, DiBattista also ranked fifth in defensive saves with four.

Grumbein started all 19 games and was central to the Cardinals leading the league in defensive categories. The Cards were #1 in goals against average (1.19), total goals allowed (24) and goals allowed per game (1.24). The defense also posted five shutouts. She received 1st team All Landmark honors this season with one assist and one defensive save on the year.

The 2009 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-America Team will be announced later this month.

Story provided by Catholic, Drew, Juniata & Susquehanna Sports Information