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Ouimet, Brady Sensing & Smith Tabbed All-NESCAC

October 30, 2001

Mairin Brady '02
Brady earned First-Team All-NESCAC honors for the second straight season
AMHERST, MA - Amherst College junior Abby Ouimet (Hatfield, MA) and seniors Mairin Brady (Bethesda, MD), Beth Sensing (Hockessin, DE) and Laurie Smith (Wilmington, DE) earned All-NESCAC honors in field hockey on Tuesday after leading the Jeffs to the title game of the NESCAC Championship Tournament.

Ouimet was a first-team selection after pacing the Jeffs and finishing third in the NESCAC with 14 goals and four assists. She was a three-time NESCAC Player of the Week nominee, scoring a pair of goals and assisting on another in a 4-1 win over Bates, adding her ninth and 10th goals of the season in a 2-0 win over Smith and combining for a goal and three assists in a trio of Amherst wins over Tufts, Wesleyan and Colby. Ouimet was Amherst's second leading scorer with a team-high eight goals last season, as the Jeffs advanced to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament.

Brady was a repeat first-team pick on the strength of a team-high six assists. Also an AstroTurf/NFHCA All-Region and All-American in 2000, Brady - who was named to the 1999 NCAA All-Tournament team - posted the final assist of her career in Amherst's 3-0 win over host Middlebury College in the NESCAC semifinals. She has also been selected to play for the North squad in the NFHCA Division III Senior All-Star Game on Saturday, November 10, on the campus of Springfield College.

Sensing, a senior goaltender, and Smith, the team's top defender, both earned second-team plaudits. Sensing, a Second-Team All-Region pick and an NFHCA National Academic Squad selection in 2000, was the NESCAC's second leading goaltender for the second straight season, finishing with 76 saves and just 13 goals allowed for an 0.81 goals against average. Smith earned second-team honors for the second consecutive year, anchoring a defensive unit that allowed just nine goals during the regular season with seven shutouts to its credit.

Amherst posted a 13-4 overall record and finished tied with Williams College for third place in the NESCAC regular-season standings, earning the fourth seed in the conference's postseason championship tournament. The Jeffs won eight games in a row at one point, including conference victories over Bates, Conn. College, Bowdoin and Trinity, and were ranked as high as sixth in the NFHCA rankings. Amherst posted a pair of wins in the NESCAC Tournament, 2-1 over Colby and 3-0 over Middlebury, before falling to Williams, 3-0, in the championship game.

Middlebury sophomore Char Glessner was named the 2001 NESCAC Field Hockey Player of the Year, while Bowdoin's Marissa O'Neil and Williams' Alix Rorke earned NESCAC Rookie and Coach of the Year honors, respectively.