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Brady, Ouimet & Busch Earn NFHCA All-America Honors

November 15, 2001

Abby Ouimet '03
Junior forward Abby Ouimet was a first-team New England West Region selection after pacing the Jeffs and finishing third in the NESCAC with 12 goals and four assists
AMHERST, MA - Amherst College senior tri-captain midfielder Mairin Brady (Bethesda, MD) was named an STX Division III Third-Team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association on Thursday. Brady, junior forward Abby Ouimet (Hatfield, MA) and senior tri-captain Marcy Busch (Scarsdale, NY) were also tabbed STX/NFHCA Division III Regional All-Americans earlier this week, capping a season in which the Jeffs finished with a 13-4 overall record, advancing to the title game of the NESCAC Championship Tournament.

Brady was a Third-Team All-American and First-Team New England West Region 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 was also selected to play for the North squad in the NFHCA Division III Senior All-Star Game on Saturday, November 10, and is a two-time First-Team All-NESCAC selection.

Ouimet was a first-team New England West Region selection after pacing the Jeffs and finishing third in the NESCAC with 12 goals and four assists, earning First-Team All-NESCAC honors along the way. She was a three-time conference 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.

Busch was Amherst's second leading scorer, finishing 10th in the NESCAC with nine goals and three assists en route to Second-Team New England West Region honors. Busch also finished a point behind Brady as Amherst's fourth leading scorer with six goals and two assists in 2000.

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.