All In To Stand Out: 12 Student-Athletes Earn NFHCA All-America Honors

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Gilbert, Ariz. – The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) released its list of 2019 All-Americans and 12 NE10 student-athletes were selected, with five on the first team and seven on the second team. 

Saint Anselm led all programs with four All-America selections, including three on the first team in Anna Drakeley, Hannah Friend and Kaeleigh Lord. Goalkeeper Julia Hand was named to the second team after helping the Hawks reach the NCAA Championship Game and winning a program-record 20 games.

Southern New Hampshire was second with three honorees, led by Helene Servais and Laura van der Doorn on the first team, while Lisa Hagel was selected to the second team.  Adelphi's Jackie Brown and Elissa Frein were named to the second team, as were Bentley's Rachel Crowley and Tess Anderson. Stonehill's Michaella Antonellis was the final NE10 student-athlete to be honored.

All the NE10's major award winners were named All-Americans in van der Doorn (Player), Drakely (Defensive Player), Hagel (Rookie) and Hand (Goalkeeper). In total 11 of the 12 All-Americans were also First-Team All-Conference selections. 

The NE10 is an association of 14 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.