Four Field Hockey Players Earn All-NESCAC Honors

Elle Brine and Maddie Ferrucci anchored one of the league's strongest defenses
Elle Brine and Maddie Ferrucci anchored one of the league's strongest defenses

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Four Bowdoin field hockey players have received All-NESCAC awards following the 2019 season.

Seniors Kara Finnerty (Hopkinton, Mass.) and Elle Brine (Hanover, N.H.) were both named First Team selections. Junior goalie Maddie Ferrucci (Essex, Conn.) also earned First Team honors, while classmate Abby Bashaw (West Newbury, Mass.) was named to the Second Team.

Finnerty makes her second consecutive appearance as a First Team selection and earns her third All-NESCAC accolade overall. The senior captain started all 16 games and scored seven goals while dishing out seven assists in 2019. Overall, Finnerty started every game in her four year career and ranks 10th all-time at Bowdoin with 94 career points.

Brine earns her first All-NESCAC nod at defense for the Polar Bears. A three-year starter, Brine produced one goal and ten assists in her senior season. Brine led the conference in assists as the Polar Bears racked up 141 offensive penalty corners. Brine helped anchor a defense that sported a .67 goals against average to lead the NESCAC on a team that allowed just 61 shots on goal.

Maddie Ferrucci becomes the first Polar Bear goalkeeper since Kayla Lessard '13 to be named All-NESCAC, and the first since Kate Leonard '07 to be tabbed as a First Team selection. Ferrucci co-led the league with a .804 save percentage and ranked second with a .74 goals against average. The junior allowed just 11 goals all season.

In the midfield, Bashaw also earned her first NESCAC post-season accolades. The junior started all 16 games and scored four goals while dishing out three assists. Bashaw tallied three game-winners, tying her for the most on the team. The junior has 12 career goals and nine assists in three seasons.