Tech Places Six on NFHCA All-Region Squad
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following one of the most successful seasons in program history, six MIT student-athletes were honored with all-region accolades from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA), including seniors, Kameron Klauber (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Anna Teruya (Hockessin, Del.). Joining Klauber and Teruya on the first team All-New England East are Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) and Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.). Kimberly Barker (Camden, N.Y.) and Maddy Wharton (Swarthmore, Pa.) were tabbed to the second team.
Klauber, who was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Athlete of the Year earlier this month, led the Cardinal and Gray in goals (25), assists (22) and points (72), setting new single-season program highs for all three. The senior currently leads Division III with 0.96 assists per game and is eighth in points per game.
McShane earns her third straight all-region distinction, to go along with a pair of NFHCA All-America selections. The junior midfielder helped the Engineer clinch the NEWMAC tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament, scoring the game-tying goal with just 1:21 to go in the championship game.
Duffy had a breakout sophomore campaign, scoring 23 goals and totaling 55 points, both of which rank second all-time in Institute history, behind her teammate Klauber. The forward was a second team NEWMAC all-conference honoree, ranking fourth in the league in goals and points per game.
Teruya is making her third appearance on the all-region squad, after being named to the first team in 2008 and 2009. She was named the NEWMAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player after netting the game-winner in overtime of the conference championship game. The senior defender, who had 11 goals and two assists from her back line position, was also recently selected to play in this weekend's NFHCA Senior All-Star game.
Barker's regional second team nod is the second of her career. She was second on the team in assists (17) and third in goals (14). The junior was instrumental in Tech's second round NCAA tournament win over Denison University, scoring a pair of goals and assisting on two more tallies, to help the Cardinal and Gray advance to the national quarterfinals.
Wharton helped anchor an MIT defense that was stout all season long, allowing just 10 goals in NEWMAC league play. The sophomore defender scored four goals, including one in the NEWMAC tournament, and had one assist for seven points this season.
MIT set a program record for wins in a season in 2011 at 19-4. The Engineers made a run all the way to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals before ultimately falling to defending national champion, Bowdoin College.