Courtesy of Catholic, Drew and Scranton Sports Information
TOWSON, Md. - Catholic's Maura Campbell earned First Team All-Region honors while teammate Colleen Harwood along with Drew's Brooke Gagliano and Scranton's Gretchen Kempf were named Second Team selections by the NFHCA.
Catholic sophomores Maura Campbell and Colleen Harwood received their second consecutive All-Region honor. Campbell totaled seven goals, eight assists and 22 points in 2012, when she was named a First Team All-Conference selection. A native of Media, Pa., Campbell was named the Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Week on November 5, and wrapped up her sophomore year with career totals of 12 goals, 11 assists and 35 points.
Harwood followed up a terrific freshman season with another strong year for the Cardinals. The Maryland native totaled a Landmark Conference-leading 13 assists, as well as 37 points. Harwood scored the game-winning goal in a conference victory against Susquehanna and will enter her junior year with 26 goals, 18 assists and 70 points.
This marks the 10th consecutive season in which CUA placed at least one student-athlete on the All-Region Teams, and the third straight year in which multiple Cardinals were honored.
Gagliano had a breakout year for the Rangers, more than doubling her goals and point production from a year ago. A first-time All-Conference selection, Gagliano led the Landmark with 19 goals and and 45 points. The junior midfielder played in every game for the Rangers and scored four goals in postseason play. Her 19 goals are tied for the sixth most ever by a Drew field hockey player in a season. The third year player was third on the team with seven assists and she registered the game-winning goal against conference-opponent Susquehanna on September 22.
The Drew field hockey program has now had an All-Region selection in six of the past eight seasons.
Scranton senior forward Gretchen Kempf had another standout season for The University of Scranton field hockey team earning Second Team accolades for the second consecutive year. Earlier this month, she was named Landmark Conference Player of the Year after being named Offensive Player of the Year in 2011.
Kempf finished this season with 15 goals, second-best in the conference, and eight assists. Her 38 points were also second in the conference. She finished her career with 41 goals, fourth-most in school history, and 18 assists, second-most in school history and one shy of tying the record set by Traci Zarbatany in 1986-89. Kempf's 100 career points are also the fourth-most in school history.