Gilbert, Ariz. (November 30) – Senior Emily Penn (Columbia, Md.) became the second player in the history of the MIT field hockey program to be named the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) New England East Player of the Year as announced by the organization on Thursday. She joins Molly McShane '13, an honoree in 2009 and 2012, on the Engineers' short list. In addition, MIT team tied the Institute-record with six New England East All-Region awards. Penn, senior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.), and freshman Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) represented MIT on the first team while junior Bailey Tregoning (Frederick, Md.) along with sophomores Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) and Taylor Grey (Horsham, Pa.) were voted to the second team.
A three-time first-team All-Region pick, Penn paced the NEWMAC in game-winning goals (six) while ranking second in goals (16), third in points (38), and 10th in assists (six). Notarangelo received her third NFHCA accolade, including her second-straight first-team selection, after tallying seven goals and five assists for 19 points as a two-way player for the Engineers.
Moore is MIT's second goalie and first to earn a spot on the NFHCA All-Region team since Keri Dixon '11 was a back-to-back honoree in 2009 and 2010. Moore led the NEWMAC in save percentage (.845) while finishing second in the nation in the same category. She also ranked first in shutouts (nine) and fewest goals allowed (20), second in goals against average (1.05), and fifth in saves (109).
Goetz, a midfielder, and Grey, a sweeper, both collected their first awards from the NFHCA. Goetz totaled seven goals and two assists for 16 points while collaborating with Grey on the defensive side which resulted in the Engineers ranking 10th in the NCAA in shutouts as well as being league-leaders in goals against average and fewest goals allowed. A repeat second-team honoree, Tregoning was first in the NEWMAC in game-winning goals (six), fifth in goals (12), sixth in points (30), and 10th in assists (six).