Four Polar Bears Earn All-NESCAC Field Hockey Honors

Manveer Sandhu became the sixth Rookie of the Year for Bowdoin
Manveer Sandhu became the sixth Rookie of the Year for Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Four Bowdoin field hockey players have received All-NESCAC awards for their play during the 2018 season.

First-Year Manveer Sandhu (Mount Kisco, N.Y) received Rookie of the Year honors, while junior Kara Finnerty earned First Team recognition. Senior Elizabeth Bennewitz (Westport, Conn.) and junior Emma Stevens (Darien, Conn.) were both named Second Team selections.

Sandhu is the sixth Polar Bear to be named NESCAC Rookie of the Year. She joins Marissa O'Neil (2001), Taryn King (2003), Ingrid Oelschlager (2007), Rachel Kennedy (2012), and Mettler Growney (2013). Sandhu started all 16 games for the Polar Bears and totaled 10 points on three goals and four assists from the midfield.

Finnerty was a Second Team selection in 2017 and moved up to the First Team in her junior season. She ranked third in the league with 10 assists and second on the team in points with 28. Finnerty was one of five Polar Bears to start in all 16 games.

Stevens earned her first collegiate accolades following a stellar season on the forward line. The junior led the conference in goals (20) and points (44). She recorded five game-winning goals and three hat tricks. Stevens scored multiple games in six different games during the season.

In her senior season, Bennewitz recorded three goals and a pair of assists while added two defensive saves. The defender graduates with 13 career goals and 19 assists, as well as seven defensive saves, in her four years playing for the Polar Bears.