Four From Field Hockey Earn NESCAC Honors

Mettler Growney received NESCAC all four years of her collegiate career
Mettler Growney received NESCAC all four years of her collegiate career

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Four members of the Bowdoin field hockey team were honored with All-NESCAC awards following the 2016 season.

Senior Kimmy Ganong (Brunswick, Maine) and junior Juliana Fiore (Westwood, Mass.) were named First Team All-NESCAC. Senior Mettler Growney (New Canaan, Conn.) and sophomore Elizabeth Bennewitz (Westport, Conn.) both garnered Second Team All-NESCAC selections.

Ganong is a repeat First Team honoree follow a 35-point season that ranked fifth in the conference. The senior captain led the Polar Bears with 15 goals and tied Fiore for second on the team with five assists. Fiore earned her first All-NESCAC selection after starting 14 games in the midfield for the Polar Bears.

Mettler Growney received a post-season NESCAC honor for the fourth consecutive year. The senior midfielder was named NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2013 and tallied Second Team All-NESCAC honors every subsequent year. Growney started all 16 games for the Polar Bears at center midfielder and dished out three assists while scoring six goals. Bennewitz earned her first all-conference accolade following a breakout season. The sophomore defender started every game for Bowdoin and led the team with 10 assists and added five goals.

Bowdoin's defense ranked second in the league with a 0.81 goals against average.