Eleven members of the team were named to the 2017-18 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad.
Friars and Huskies will square off on Friday, Nov. 3 at 1:00 p.m. in Providence, R.I.
Friars will enter BIG EAST Tournament as No. 4 seed; Will host Penn on senior day Sunday at Noon.
Friars kick off weekend against BIG EAST foe Old Dominion on Friday, Oct. 27 at 2:05 p.m.
The Friars and Flames will square-off on Friday, Oct. 20 at 3:00 p.m. on ESPN3/WatchESPN.
As a Senior: Started 18 games for the Friars on defense... Tallied one point on one assist... Recorded her lone assist in a 4-1 victory over BIG EAST foe Villanova (Sept. 22)... Took 10 shots on the season; seven of which were on target (.700)... Named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for the fourth-consecutive season.
As a Junior: Started each of the 17 games she played... Scored six points on one goal and four assists... Scored her lone goal in a 3-2 victory over Fairfield on Oct. 2... Tallied a career-high two assists in a 3-1 victory over Villanova on Sept. 23... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the first time in her career (10/3)... Named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for the third-straight season.
As a Sophomore: Started all 18 games... Recorded eight points on three goals and two assists... Notched her first collegiate goal vs. UMass Lowell (8/30)... Tallied a single-game career high of three points on one goal and one assist vs. Brown (9/17)... Her assist vs. Brown marked the first of her career... Named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad.
As a Freshman: Played 14 games as part of the Friars' defensive unit and appeared in the starting line-up 11 times... Attempted two shots and both were on goal... Named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad and BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
In High School: Attended Wyoming Area School District... Earned four varsity letters in field hockey and two letters in basketball... Member of the starting line-up during each of her four years with the team... Two-time Wyoming Valley Conference First-Team All-Star, and also earned Wyoming Area Defensive Player of the Year and Pennsylvania Field Hockey Coaches’ Association Second-Team All-State honors as a senior in 2013.
Personal: Born June 21, 1996...Daughter of Leza and Brian Thornton... Has one brother, Kevin... Chemistry major.
THORNTON'S CAREER STATISTICS / HONORS
NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad • 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
BIG EAST All-Academic Team • 2015, 2016, 2017
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