November 20, 2012

Phinney and Smith Earn NFHCA Division III All-American Honors

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin seniors Brooke Phinney (Dedham, Mass.) and Cathleen Smith (Larchmont, N.Y.) have been recognized as All-Americans by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

Phinney was named as a First Team All-American while Smith earned Second Team All-American laurels. The duo helped guide the Polar Bears to a 16-4 record and trip to the third round of the NCAA Division III Tournament this fall.

The NESCAC's Defensive Player of the Year, Phinney was the top-scoring defender in the conference with 13 goals and nine assists this fall. Along with her work on penalty corners, she also helped lead a Polar Bears defense that permitted just 16 goals in 20 game this year. She also took First Team All-NESCAC and All-New England honors.

Also a First Team All-NESCAC and All-New England performer, Smith scored 13 goals and added eight assists to spark the Polar Bear offense. She finishes her career with 117 points, ranking third in school history behind only Marissa O'Neil '05 (125) and Lindsay McNamara '09 (205).

Bowdoin has had at least one player earn NFHCA All-American recognition in every season since 1994.

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