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Abby Ouimet '03
Senior forward Abby Ouimet is also a First-Team All-American women's lacrosse player

Ouimet, Ryan Earn STX/NFHCA Division III All-Region Honors

November 19, 2002

AMHERST, MA Amherst College senior forward Abby Ouimet (Hatfield, MA) and All-NESCAC junior midfielder Christine Ryan (Summit, NJ) were named Second-Team STX Division III All-New England West Region by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) this week.

Ouimet helped lead the Jeffs to a stellar 49-18 record in four seasons, including a pair of NCAA Tournament berths and a run to the NCAA Championship game in 1999, and finishes her career as one of the finest offensive players in recent school history. She was a First-Team All-NESCAC and All-Region pick as a junior and, in 2002, tied for the team scoring lead with eight points on four goals. Ouimet is also a First-Team All-American on the women's lacrosse team, for which she has played in two consecutive NCAA Finals Fours.

Ryan earned Second-Team All-NESCAC honors this fall after tying Ouimet for the team lead with eight points on three goals and two assists, upping her career totals to 29 points on 11 goals and seven assists. She scored game-winning goals in the Jeffs' first two victories of the season, a 4-1 win at M.I.T. on Tuesday, September 10, and a 2-0 win over visiting Smith College on Thursday, September 19. She also assisted on the game-winner in a key 1-0 conference win over visiting Conn. College on Wednesday, October 23, which improved the Jeffs' overall record to 5-7 and helped vault them into postseason contention.

Despite a roster depleted by graduation, Amherst won four out of its last six games to finish 7-8 overall and 4-5 in conference play, earning the seventh and final seed in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament, where they fell to eventual conference champion Williams College in the tournament quarterfinals.