BRUNSWICK, Maine - Three senior members of the Bowdoin College field hockey team have been awarded All-American honors in 2011 Longstreth / NFHCA Division III All-American Teams announced on Tuesday.
Bowdoin's Ella Curren and Katie Herter were recognized as First Team All-American selections, becoming the eleventh and twelfth players in Polar Bear field hockey history to be so honored. Elizabeth Clegg was named as a Second Team All-American selection. The trio helped lead the Polar Bears to a 19-1 season, the program's seventh NESCAC championship and sixth "Final Four" trip in the last seven seasons.
Curren was named the NESCAC's Defensive Player of the Year as well as a First Team All-NESCAC and All-New England choice in 2011. She provided strong leadership to a defensive corps that allowed just 13 goals all season to rank third in Division III. At the top of the circle on Bowdoin's penalty corners, she tallied 10 goals and assisted on seven others. Three of her tallies were game-winners, including the overtime victor against Middlebury on September 24 and the game's only goal in a 1-0 October 22 win at Trinity. Curren was a Third Team All-American last fall.
A Second Team All-American last year, Katie Herter was promoted to the First Team after a stellar conclusion to her field hockey career at Bowdoin. Herter continued her prolific career with 12 goals and nine assists this fall. She boasted a 10-game scoring streak in the middle of the season and scored a pair of goals in Bowdoin's First Round NCAA win over Keene State. Bowdoin's active leader in scoring, Herter's 41 career goals stand fourth all-time in program history while her 98 career points rank fifth in school history. Herter was also named First Team All-NESCAC and First Team All-New England this fall.
Liz Clegg nets her first All-American selection following a phenomenal senior season that saw her spark the Polar Bear offense with 32 points. Clegg was second in the NESCAC in assists (12), dominating on the wing up front for Bowdoin and serving as the insert for Bowdoin's penalty corner attack. The dozen assists rank as the fourth-most in a single-season in Bowdoin history. She also tallied ten goals this fall, including the game-winning score with 1:48 remaining in regulation in the NESCAC Championship game.