Bowe, Brady & Sensing Tabbed Division III Regional All-Americans|
November 16, 2000
AMHERST, MA - Amherst College field hockey players Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH/Phillips Exeter Academy) and Mairin Brady (Bethesda, MD/Chevy Chase) where named First-Team AstroTurf Division III Regional All-Americans by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, while junior goalkeeper Beth Sensing (Hockessin, DE/Tatnall School) earned Second-Team honors earlier this week.
Bowe, a senior midfielder and co-captain, posted a team-high 19 points on seven goals and five assists as Amherst's lone senior, despite missing the last five games of the season after sustaining a knee injury in a 1-0 overtime win over arch-rival Williams College on Oct. 14. She was also the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Year this season, after earning First-Team All-NESCAC, NFHCA First-Team All-America and NCAA All-Tournament honors as a junior.
Meanwhile Brady, a junior midfielder and fellow co-captain, helped lead the Jeffs to the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament and their third NCAA Tournament appearance with five goals, four assists and three defensive saves in the squad's 14 regular-season games.
Brady, who was named to the 1999 NCAA All-Tournament team along with Bowe, also had an assist in the Jeffs' 2-1 win over Middlebury College in the first round of the NESCAC Tournament on Oct. 24.
Sensing joins Bowe and Brady on the Regional All-America Second-Team after allowing just 10 goals in 17 games for the Jeffs. The junior netminder was the second leading goaltender in the NESCAC with 89 saves, an 89.9 save percentage, six shutouts and a 0.60 goals allowed average.
Amherst finished its season with a 14-3 record, ranked 10th in the final 2000 STX/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll.