Bowe Tabbed ECAC Division III All-Star|
December 6, 2000
AMHERST, MA - The list of accolades keeps growing for Amherst College field hockey player Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH/Phillips Exeter Academy). Already named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Year and First-Team All-Region and All-America by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association in November, the senior forward added First-Team All-ECAC honors to her ever-expanding resume on Wednesday.
Bowe, who was a First-Team All-NESCAC selection, an NFHCA First-Team All-American and a member of the NCAA All-Tournament team during the Jeffs' dramatic run to the NCAA Championship game in 1999, followed up on that performance with a dominating senior year, anchoring the midfield for one of the nation's top teams en route to the Jeffs' school-record 13-win regular season. Despite tearing her ACL in the second half of a dramatic win over Williams on Oct. 14, the squad's 12th game of the season, Bowe posted a team-high 19 points on seven goals and five assists as Amherst's lone senior. She was also a two-time NESCAC Player of the Week and the conference's 11th leading scorer.
Amherst finished its season with a 14-3 record (8-1 NESCAC), ranked 10th in the final 2000 STX/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll. The Jeffs hosted the NCAA Division III New England Regional, their third NCAA bid in the last five years and second consecutive, losing 2-0 to Cortland State in the first round. Amherst also captured its first outright Little Three Championship (decided annually between Amherst, Williams and Wesleyan) since 1998 earlier in the season.
Bowe made a rapid recovery from her late-season knee injury and has since returned to action as captain of the Amherst women's ice hockey team, scoring her first goal of the season in a 5-1 lost at the Rochester Institute of Technology on Sunday.